Get in Early on Emerging Neighborhoods

Buying in a hot housing market while prices are reasonable is a sure ticket to wealth. Analysts at GOBankingRates recently spotlighted 20 up-and-comers. The top 10 are: 1. Jungle Terrace – St. Petersburg, Fla. Median List Price (as of July 2017): $239,900 Price Change Year-Over-Year: +44.5 percent 2. Beacon Hill – Seattle, Wash. Median List […]

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The Best States for Single Parents

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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The Renter Budget: Most and Least Costly Cities

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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5 States Where Residents Lead Richer Lives

Select states have a quality of life that surpasses others in areas such as employment, housing and safety. A recent study by GOBankingRates ranks the top five: New Hampshire Median Household Income: $66,779 Median Home List Price: $278,000 Violent Crimes Per 1,000 People: 1.99 Wyoming Median Household Income: $58,840 Median Home List Price: $238,125 Violent […]

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10 Markets Where Rents Are Rising Most

No two housing markets are alike—rents included. A recent analysis by GOBankingRates identifies the markets where rents have risen the most year-over-year, with two states dominating the ranking: 1. Marina del Ray, Calif. May 2016 Rent: $2,800 May 2017 Rent: $3,241.50 Year-Over-Year Rent Rise: $441.50 2. Medford, Mass. May 2016 Rent: $1,600 May 2017 Rent: […]

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Study: Buying Is Still Better Than Renting in Most States

Affordability challenges are weighing on the housing market, as many homebuyers and sellers contend with either being unable to compete or to find a new home within reach. Buying a home, however, is still better than renting one in most states—35, to be exact, according to a recent study by GOBankingRates. Analysts for GOBankingRates factored […]

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Study: Housing Markets Where Prices Are…Backpedaling?

Home prices are seemingly on a runaway train in the majority of housing markets, already up 5.5 percent year-over-year at the start of the spring home-buying and -selling season. There are some markets, however, where values are backpedaling, according to a recent GOBankingRates study. They are: Sugar Land, Texas Median List Price (April 2017): $399,500 […]

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Cheap Workout Trends to Try

(TNS)—Workout trends come and go. These days, CrossFit and SoulCycle are all the rage, but, unfortunately for your wallet, with an average monthly membership of $125 for CrossFit and about $34 per class at SoulCycle, hopping on them can really cost you. That doesn’t mean you have to dust off your Tae Bo video cassette […]

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Cheap Workout Trends to Try

(TNS)—Workout trends come and go. These days, CrossFit and SoulCycle are all the rage, but, unfortunately for your wallet, with an average monthly membership of $125 for CrossFit and about $34 per class at SoulCycle, hopping on them can really cost you. That doesn’t mean you have to dust off your Tae Bo video cassette […]

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