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Another Top-10 List — States with the Highest and Lowest Residential Loan Down Payments

Absent from the housing recovery, at least until now, has been first-time homebuyers. Increased Credit Scrutiny, Dodd-Frank, Qualified Mortgages, Job Losses, Slow Economic Recovery and Student Loans have taken their toll. Key to limiting first-time homebuyers, however, has been the increased down payment since 2007 which has barred many prospective homeowners and relegated them to …Read more

Another Top-10 List — The Best Small Towns in America

Frequently mentioned in all studies of Millennials is their propensity to live where there is a higher quality of life and not necessarily the In Places to Be or those with the Greatest Income – provided there are jobs. The U.S., after all, was originally built on small towns. Also, as the Baby Boomers retire, …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Best Cities for Retirement 2015

We all probably have an ideal retirement destination and I can guarantee not everyone agrees on the ultimate location. A myriad of attributes enter into this complex decision. A recent Redfin study found that for 29 percent of Baby Boomers, their ideal single family home purchase makes no difference as long as it is near …Read more

Another Top-10 List — States With Largest Income Inequality

Roosevelt’s two New Deals (1933 and 1935 which included the rollout of Social Security) and then Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society brought income inequality front and center as a national issue. Unfortunately though, the poverty rate has essentially remained little changed since the mid-1960s despite trillions of dollars of income redistribution. Obviously what we as a …Read more