Top 5 Least Affordable Housing Markets

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…

Top 5 Cities to Find a Job

Some cities are better than others for certain jobs. Looking for a manufacturing job? Head to Houston, Texas. Billboard magazine insists that Nashville, Tenn. 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…

Surviving the Denver Seller’s Market Sharknado

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…

Leiper’s Fork: Modern-Day Mayberry, Stone’s Throw From Nashville

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…

Tips for Buyers and Sellers in Knoxville, Tenn.

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…

Oahu’s Real Estate Market is Primed For Blast Off

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…

4 Tips for Buying Retirement Real Estate in Orange County

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…

The Economic and Social Benefits of Urban Villages

The notion that we are stronger collectively than we are individually is the guiding principle for the effectiveness of an “urban village” approach to life. For modern day developments, the benefits of communal living extend well beyond simple space planning. Day-to-day lifestyles can be greatly impacted by sharing resources and supporting each other socially as…

Infographic: April Showers, How Does Rainfall Affect Home Prices?

The old proverb, “April showers bring May flowers,” is meant to teach us to see the bright side of the rain. By this time of year we are all ready for the rain to end and warm summer weather to come again. This general dislike for rainy days in April got the RealEstate.com team wondering…