Архив автора: Liz Steelman

The Property Brothers Predict Gen Z Will Be Over Tiny Homes, Too

If millennials are a confusing demographic, wait until Gen Z grows up a little bit. I’ve read a couple of head-scratching studies predicting their intro into the real estate market—one predicted that 83 percent of Gen Z planned to purchase a home within the next five years, and another said that the group is twice as likely to start saving for a home by age 25—even when only about 18 percent are expecting family financial assistance for the big purchase. As someone with a brother six years younger than me, I know firsthand that the kids in college right now are bound to live a very different life than I am now. But these numbers are somewhat baffling to me—considering I am 26 and still don’t think I’ll be able to buy a home in the next five years. (далее…)

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How Amazon’s HQ2 Announcement Could Affect Your Rent

According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon will soon announce that their long-awaited HQ2—home to 50,000 new jobs—will be built in not one, but two metro areas: Crystal City, Virginia—in the D.C. metro area; and Long Island City (LIC), Queens—in New York City. As a New Yorker (albeit a Brooklynite), this news wasn’t super exciting. I know by now that a new hot tech headquarters means more people and higher rent prices. As I already pay more for a small room in a four-bedroom apartment than what my friends from high school pay for an entire four-bedroom house in suburban Maryland (I’m not bitter about it or anything!), I’d like my rent to stay somewhat affordable. Also the NYC subway system really sucks, so adding more people to the trains seems like a deleted scene from the dystopian nightmare I’m already living in. (далее…)

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The Best Place to Live If You’re Not a Fan of Budgeting

Budgeting can be pretty hard—especially on a measly income. And some places, it’s nearly impossible to live a full life on your income alone—so you’re likely to slip into debt to pay the bills. Though it’s not ideal, for many it’s just the way it is. But in other places, it’s much, much easier—like in San Jose, California. Despite having one of the highest costs of living in the country, people in San Jose are more likely to «live within their means,» and keep their debt to a relative low in comparison to their income, according to a new study by LendingTree. (далее…)

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The Best Metro Area for Millennials, According to Statistics

As the millennial job market becomes mobile, many twenty- and thirty-somethings are looking outside the big cities for places to settle down. If you haven’t been keeping score like I am, the Midwest is proving itself to be an increasingly attractive option with up-and-coming cities that offer millennials the lifestyle they’re searching for—and the price they want to pay. If you don’t believe me, listen to this: A new study from RealtyHop, claims that 16 of the top 20 metro areas for millennials are in the Midwest, with the Omaha-Council Bluffs region in Nebraska and Iowa not only taking the top spot but also earning the only solid A ranking. (далее…)

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