National Volunteer Week April 23-29

Have you or your group set aside time to give back to your community?  Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, has announced that the week of April 23-29 as National Volunteer Week.  The annual event was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially...
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Where You Might Get Hacked

Let’s face it…cybercrime is a real concern of everyday life here in America.  Whether it’s a thief putting a skimmer on a gas pump or someone hacking into your email because your password was 123456, we all need to be aware and concerned (and if your email password...
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U-Haul’s 2016 U.S. Growth Cities

In their recently released report of the top 2016 U.S. Growth Cities, U-Haul reports that Madison, Wisconsin is the number one growth city for locations with a population more than 50k, with arrivals accounted for 53% of one-way U-Haul traffic. U-Haul Growth Cities are calculated by the net...
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Perceptions of Real Estate Investment

We’ve seen similar survey results in many different forms and they always point to the same thing;  people know that real estate is one of the best investments for their money!   The folks over at HouseHunt.com put together this handy infographic to remind us that 27% of Americans...
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Housing Starts Down, Permits Rocket Up

The U.S. government is reporting that privately-owned housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,246,000.  This figure is 2.6% below December’s rate, but is 10.5% higher than one year ago.  Single-family housing starts in January were at a rate of 823k and the...
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Fix-and-Flip Mortgage Bonds

Are the big boys on Wall Street taking notice of home flippers?  That appears to be the case as Inman is reporting that Wall Street and some online lenders are bundling loans for home flippers into “fix-and-flip” mortgage bonds, which offer a new avenue for hedge funds, private...
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