Would You Rather: Rent in the City or the Suburbs?

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Imagine your dream rental home. Are you transported to a roomy 4-bedroom home with a big backyard nestled on a quiet street? Or are you in a sleek townhouse right in the thick of a big city’s hustle and bustle?

Living in the city versus the suburbs is an age-old debate. There’s the convenience, culture and cool factor of living in an urban area, but then there’s the serenity, superior schools and space of the suburbs.

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Imagine your dream rental home. Are you transported to a roomy 4-bedroom home with a big backyard nestled on a quiet street? Or are you in a sleek townhouse right in the thick of a big city’s hustle and bustle?

Living in the city versus the suburbs is an age-old debate. There’s the convenience, culture and cool factor of living in an urban area, but then there’s the serenity, superior schools and space of the suburbs.

Tracking the Flock of (Ultrawealthy) Seagulls

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There has been voluminous discussion in recent years about following and marketing to the high end of the demographic scale, especial the real estate market. It’s been the focus of much of the new housing development action of the past five years, especially in big U.S. coastal cities. The high end development market has been widely chronicled here and within my weekly Housing Notes newsletter.

For buyers…

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There has been voluminous discussion in recent years about following and marketing to the high end of the demographic scale, especial the real estate market. It’s been the focus of much of the new housing development action of the past five years, especially in big U.S. coastal cities. The high end development market has been widely chronicled here and within my weekly Housing Notes newsletter.

For buyers…

Clutter-Control Tips From Tiny Home Experts

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Americans accumulate a lot of stuff in their homes (about 300,000 items on average), so it comes as no surprise that many households have trouble keeping things neat and tidy. But how do you control the clutter in a small space or in a tiny home of 400 square feet or less?

Hari Berzins, writer of the blog <a href="http://www.tinyhousefamily.com/" target="_blank" rel…

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Americans accumulate a lot of stuff in their homes (about 300,000 items on average), so it comes as no surprise that many households have trouble keeping things neat and tidy. But how do you control the clutter in a small space or in a tiny home of 400 square feet or less?

Hari Berzins, writer of the blog <a href="http://www.tinyhousefamily.com/" target="_blank" rel…

How to Best Support Seniors on Moving Day

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When moving day arrives for an elderly relative or friend, emotions may be running high, but you’ll want risk of physical injury to be low. From packing their things to the big moving day, the key to a successful move is good planning and communication. Here is how you can support your loved ones during a move.

Downsizing help

Downsizing means letting go of possessions – some of whi…

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When moving day arrives for an elderly relative or friend, emotions may be running high, but you’ll want risk of physical injury to be low. From packing their things to the big moving day, the key to a successful move is good planning and communication. Here is how you can support your loved ones during a move.

Downsizing help

Downsizing means letting go of possessions – some of whi…

In Maine, Local Control Is a Luxury Fewer Towns Can Afford

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Faced with dwindling populations and rising costs, tiny localities like Cary Plantation find that their only salvation might be in dissolving themselves….

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Faced with dwindling populations and rising costs, tiny localities like Cary Plantation find that their only salvation might be in dissolving themselves….

Marco Rubio’s Campaign Echoes ’07 Tax Revolt: A Big Plan With Little Payoff

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In his biggest gamble as Florida House speaker, Marco Rubio tried to end residential property taxes, displaying tactical weaknesses but a disregard for entrenched systems….

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In his biggest gamble as Florida House speaker, Marco Rubio tried to end residential property taxes, displaying tactical weaknesses but a disregard for entrenched systems….

City or Suburb? 10 Rentals Offering the Best of Each Locale

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If you’re looking for a rental in a major metropolitan area, you’ve got plenty of options. One big decision you’ll need to make is whether to live in the city proper or one of its suburbs. The city offers the allure of adventure, the opportunity to live without the extra cost of car, and often a shorter commute to work. Meanwhile, the suburbs may provide lower rents, larger spaces, and …

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If you’re looking for a rental in a major metropolitan area, you’ve got plenty of options. One big decision you’ll need to make is whether to live in the city proper or one of its suburbs. The city offers the allure of adventure, the opportunity to live without the extra cost of car, and often a shorter commute to work. Meanwhile, the suburbs may provide lower rents, larger spaces, and …

Ferguson Voters Give Split Result on Funding Police Overhaul

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Voters in the St. Louis suburb turned down part of a tax increase package that city leaders had described as essential for carrying out a legal settlement with the Justice Department….

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Voters in the St. Louis suburb turned down part of a tax increase package that city leaders had described as essential for carrying out a legal settlement with the Justice Department….

ZIP codes with the biggest boom towns

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Realtor.com's ranking is based on job growth, housing starts and household formation. Check it out….

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Realtor.com's ranking is based on job growth, housing starts and household formation. Check it out….

The top towns for real estate investors

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Forget Las Vegas and Phoenix, today's real estate investors are seeing more lucrative opportunities in less-obvious markets….

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Forget Las Vegas and Phoenix, today's real estate investors are seeing more lucrative opportunities in less-obvious markets….