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More homeowners are adopting automation, according to a recent survey by CEDIA, a trade association, and HomeAdvisor, relying on professionals in a “smart home surge.” Seventy-five percent of the professionals surveyed, in fact, say they have received more smart home inquiries in recent months, and requests for maintenance once per month or more. “This report […]
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I was recently contacted by the Consumer Energy Alliance, which provides consumers with unbiased information on U.S. and global energy issues. Its affiliates represent sectors from the energy industry, academia, small businesses, conservation groups to travel-related industries. The CEA recently released a sweeping study of energy consumption across the country, and analyzed various regions, states, […]
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Parents raising children solo have unique needs. A recent study by GOBankingRates identifies the states with the most favorable conditions for meeting those needs, including an ideal median income: New Jersey Median Household Income: $72,093 State Support: Expanded Medicaid, earned-income tax credit and paid family leave program Rhode Island Median Household Income: $56,852 State Support: […]
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Consumer confidence kept improving in August, posting a 122.9 reading in the latest Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. The Expectations reading of the Index rose to 104.0, while the Present Situation reading rose to 151.2. July’s reading was 120.0. “Consumer confidence increased in August following a moderate improvement in July,” said Lynn Franco, […]
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What makes for an attractive housing market? Analysts at WalletHub recently identified several indicators of desirability, using a 100-point scoring system in 300 markets to rank the top 10 in the nation: Frisco, Texas McKinney, Texas Allen, Texas Cary, N.C. Richardson, Texas Seattle, Wash. Bellevue, Wash. Carrollton, Texas Nashville, Tenn. Denver, Colo. The indicators applied […]
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Homeowners the world over get down and dirty in the garden, according to recently released findings by market researcher GfK, with outdoor grooming most common Down Under. Forty-five percent of Australians spend time in the garden daily or weekly—the most of the 17 countries surveyed. Gardening is also popular in China, Mexico, the U.S. and […]
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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: For Sale: Former Social Club of George Washington Energy-Efficient Home Hacks to Complete Before End of Summer Sunny Split-Level Tribeca Condo for Sale When the film-makers of yesteryear contemplated the future, it didn’t look like a very […]
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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Show-Stopping Tips for Creating an Outdoor Theater Actionable Marketing for REALTORS®: Digital Trends to Watch and Practice Great Leadership Begins With Mastering Your Mindset There have been a lot of studies, think pieces and discussions trying to […]
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The perfect storm of Labor Day, back-to-school and end-of-summer clearance sales make September ideal for bargain-hunters. From consumer watchdog DealNews.com, here’s the scoop on what’s best to buy in September—and what purchases to put on the back burner: Summer Apparel – No surprise here—retailers ranging from big-box outlets to designers blow out summer styles in September. […]
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Renters’ budgets are being stretched in many cities—but some more than others, according to a new study by GOBankingRates. The most costly: San Francisco, Calif. Median Rent (One-Bedroom Apartment): $3,395 San Jose, Calif. Median Rent (One-Bedroom Apartment): $2,505 New York Median Rent (One-Bedroom Apartment): $2,395 Washington, D.C. Median Rent (One-Bedroom Apartment): $2,271 Jersey City, N.J. […]
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