Homeownership is still part of the American Dream
A poll to be released next week shows support for homeownership remains across all political lines. Charlie Cook, writing in the National Journal, says the survey, conducted on behalf of the NAHB, found that 75 percent of voters believe “that owning a home is the best long-term investment they can make and is worth the risk of ups and downs in the housing market.”
Fred Mann of the Wichita Eagle give advice about safety procedures during a tornado. Basic guideline include stay away from all windows, move to the lowest level or a center hallway, stay in your car with your seatbelt on if you are on the road and much more.
If you’ve traveled in Europe in the last few years, you might have noticed your credit card doesn’t always work. Europe (and most of the rest of the world) have moved to a ‘chip and PIN‘ system for credit cards while the US still relies on that magnetic strip on the back. NPR reports on how this aging technology is resulting in rising credit card fraud.
Travel + Leisure reveals the best cities for burgers. While I’m happy Chicago made the list (at #6), even mentioning the Billy Goat Tavern in a list of the “ultimate American comfort food” should be a crime.
With the close of the fiscal year often referred to as “the giving season,” we thought it fitting to share news of a charity-related website. New York Times writer Jenna Wortham gives the scoop on Jumo, a new social networking site designed for connecting with, reviewing, and rating charities.
A funny thing about the digital age – the more information we have access to, the more misinformation we get hit with. CBS MoneyWatch.com via Yahoo looks at misinformation found in real estate.
The Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine provides great tips for rising above the crowd. Become an expert, communicate through many channels—blogs, websites, podcasting, handwritten notes, and always be open to acquiring knowledge.
Conventional wisdom favors listing houses for sale in the spring and summer when demand is strongest. But, according to Forbes, this year experts predict that the selling boom, which normally starts in spring, will hit at a different time than it has in the past. Sellers with flexibility should market their homes earlier in the year.
As it gets colder, heating your home is more and more important. Here are 10 mistakes that people often make with heating. Although I know about #4, I can’t help but dream of a crackling fire on snowy/rainy weekends.
Consumer Reports has tips to keep you and your family safe while decorating for the holidays.
Everyone has their hand out at the end of the year – from your barber, your doorman, dog-sitter, manicurist, all the way to personal stylist and life coach. How much of your hard-earned cash should you give as a holiday tip? US News has a guide for end-of-year tipping. I think I’ll skip tipping the garbage man though, thanks.
As you may already know, YouTube is not just a site for goofy videos. It is also a site choke-full of learning tools. How do I say “Good Morning” in Russian or backup my smartphone contacts to my PC? YouTube offers dozens of step-by-step videos to answer these questions and more. *BUT*… how do you access these videos when you don’t have Internet access (read = air travel)? Easy: get a YouTube downloader. We read Cnet’s YouTube downloader review page to find the right tool.