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Home Fire Drill Day

Home Fire Drill Day

Last Saturday was the second annual “Home Fire Drill Day” – part of insurer Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen Program. Since you probably missed it, we’ll fill you in on what was learned. According to Nationwide: · Nine out of 10 (92%) structure fires occur in the...
Hiring, Pay to Increase

Hiring, Pay to Increase

Hiring is set to increase in the last three months of 2017, according to some new data from CareerBuilder. CareerBuilder’s Q4 2017 Job Forecast is predicting an uptick in both jobs and pay. In Q3 2017, 44 percent of employers added full-time, permanent headcount...
The Case for Clean Solar

The Case for Clean Solar

Texas-based solar system designer and installer Sunfinity Solar thinks that many people will be surprised to learn all the ways that solar power lives up to its promise of clean, renewable energy. The company is calling attention to five lesser-known ways that solar...
Many Americans Are Being Priced Out of Entry-Level Homes

Many Americans Are Being Priced Out of Entry-Level Homes

Entry-level homebuyers are facing a tough time finding affordable options these days. According to a new report from insurer Nationwide, they are the most affected since unsustainable price gains are more severe for homes in the lowest price tier. According to...
Renting an Emmy-Nominated Home

Renting an Emmy-Nominated Home

What would it cost to live in the homes featured in Emmy-nominated television series? An interesting question, to which apartment and home search platform HotPads provides some answers. To estimate the rent costs for these fictional properties, HotPads used home...
Dealing with the Equifax Data Breach

Dealing with the Equifax Data Breach

Consumer credit bureau Equifax has been breached, and millions of consumer files were stolen. Given the magnitude of the breach there’s a very good chance that one of them is yours. Here’s what we know, and what you can do to protect yourself. According to Equifax, on...
Home Values Exceed Bubble Highs, Zillow Finds

Home Values Exceed Bubble Highs, Zillow Finds

The median U.S. home is $4,100 more valuable now than at the housing bubble’s peak a decade ago, according to the July Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. The median home value across the U.S. rose 6.8 percent over the past year, to a Zillow Home Value Indexiii...