Smartphone apps and web browsing share the stage. Discover the pros and cons to establishing smart phone applications and smart phone-friendly websites for your tech-savvy homebuyers.
Man-caves were all the rage a few years ago in the “Men are from Mars” era. These fortresses of masculinity where husbands could escape to hang out with their friends are still around, but now their wives are invading, says a recent Wall Street Journal article.
If you’re not shopping for a car or house or some other big ticket item, you may think your credit score isn’t so important. Yeah, you need to make sure someone hasn’t stolen your identity, but other than that, all is good, right? Well think again. US News (via Yahoo! Finance) had a recent story on how your credit report is used by lots of other people as a shorthand method of determining how reliable you are – everyone from landlords to employers.
A slide show of the most expensive suburbs, by state. From Bloomberg/BusinessWeek.
While many real estate markets around the country continue to see falling prices, some markets appear to be at least finished falling. Smart Money recently compiled a list of 20 markets that appear to be on the road to recovery – or at least have the worst behind them.
And just in time for Thanksgiving, the Wall Street Journal reports that adults who frequently feel grateful have more energy, more optimism, more social connections and more happiness than those who do not. They’re also less likely to be depressed, envious, greedy or alcoholics. They earn more money, sleep more soundly, exercise more regularly and have greater resistance to viral infections. The online article has an interactive quiz to test your level of gratitude (though it’s pretty obvious how you get a high score).
We at Information Central wish you, our readers, the Happiest Thanksgiving. No matter what’s wrong with the world, there’s always a great deal to be thankful for.