Tag Archives: Top 10 List

Another Top-10 (Percent) List — Best (and Worst) Cities for 1st-Time Homebuyers

The home remains the largest store of wealth for most households.  Homebuying is a complicated process – particularly for unfamiliar first-time buyers.  Still, first-time homebuyers represented one-in-three of all home sales (33 percent) according to the National Association of Realtor’s latest Annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Some cities offer better opportunities than others …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Which States Cost the Most (and Least) for a Single Renter Retiree to Live, Social Security Benefits & Average Income Shortfall

A demographic that is growing despite the global Coronavirus pandemic is the number of retirees in the U.S.   Aging takes place regardless – and the Coronavirus pandemic, combined with the 30+ million people that lost their jobs since February are fueling growth in the number of retirees. Motley Fool analyzed a study from ScholarWorks at …Read more

Renter’s Insurance and Another Top-10 List — States with the Most (and Least) Expensive Renters Insurance

An estimated 34.9 percent of U.S. households are renters (65.1 percent homeowners) according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau as of Q4 2019.  While the average net worth of homeowners is significantly greater than renters ($231,400 to $5,200) renters still have possessions at risk in their rental properties. Renters Insurance costs vary …Read more