Southern California is a great place to live with beautiful weather year-round, gorgeous natural treasures and exciting things to do. The question is, where in Southern California should you settle? When it comes to the decision of Riverside County versus Orange County, here’s a breakdown of all the stats and facts to help you make the right choice.
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The Carolinas offer up the best of everything, from lush forests and scenic mountains to rich and rewarding cultural experiences. There are warm beaches, charming historic neighborhoods, and bustling metropolises — all with excellent schools, lots of jobs, and plenty of parks. Here are some of the best places to lay down roots in the Carolinas.
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When one thinks of the most expensive cities in the country, New York invariably comes to mind. In fact, New York, N.Y. placed sixth on Forbes list of the World’s Most Expensive Billionaire Cities. It didn’t make the list, however, of the five least affordable housing markets. In fact, all five markets lie in the western part of the country. The folks at Trulia measured affordability using current asking prices for an 1,800 square-foot home, with a mortgage payment on a
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Some cities are better than others for certain jobs. Looking for a manufacturing job? Head to Houston, Texas. Billboard magazine insists that Los Angeles, Calif. is the place to go if you’re a musician looking for a gig. Out-of-work finance professionals would be wise to head to Dallas, Texas. In fact, cities in Texas dominate most lists of those with the largest projected rate of job growth. Forbes’ list of Best and Worse Places for Job Growth, for example, lists seven Texas cities
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Things have changed quite a bit in the Denver, Colo. real estate market since “the blood in the streets” days of yesteryear. The Denver market has begun to recover with a vengeance. I watched the money dry up as the investors bought everything in sight, and eventually even the investors were out of money. Back in 2007 they were buying condos out in Aurora at 50 percent off their peak 2005 price. Back then, the market was flooded with inventory and no money was available as the banks tightened up.
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Leiper’s Fork is a tiny village in Williamson County located just 30 miles south of Nashville, resting halfway between the cities of Franklin and Fairview. Families looking to live in an authentic rural environment come to Lieper’s Fork for its Southern charm. And despite the fact that there is only one main road running through town, folks here still have access to the perks of big-city living with all that Nashville has to offer; there are ample
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It may be the birthplace of the blues, but Tennessee is singing an optimistic tune. “Some areas are really hot, and some are harder because they are isolated from the big cities,” said Cathy Glass, Realtor® with Realty Executive Associates. Glass recommends buying a home around the Nashville area or looking at real estate near Knoxville. “The great thing about Knoxville is it is a big city, but with a hometown feel to it, and home prices in the area are relatively good compared
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The Oahu real estate market is, without question, one of the most unique and desirable markets in the United States. In no other U.S. market do you have the confluence of a year-round tropical climate, an international client base, substantial military spending to support the local economy, and an extremely limited supply of land that can be developed.
These factors not only put Hawaiian properties in high demand, but they cause our real estate market to behave unlike any other market in the continental U.S. Recently, we have seen a number of lead indicators – including inventory levels, buyer demand, and homes being bid up over their listing price – which lead me to believe that our market is poised to experience noticeable price increases in the near future.
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The temperate climate and coastal stretches make Orange County, in Southern California, an attractive destination for retirees. The area has been voted one of seven favorite beach retirement destinations by 55places.com. “There are tons of retirement communities around,” said Isaac Dozor, director of marketing at Mac Mackenzie, Coldwell Banker. If you like luxury living, this is where you want to be.
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Austin homebuyers seem to be having a feeding frenzy. Inventory is very low and demand is very high. Because of job creation and quality of life, people are moving to Austin from all over the place. Many are fleeing states with high tax rates to move to Texas, where there is no state income tax.
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