Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Where Big City Living is Best Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Housing 80 percent of the population, despite only taking up 3 percent of the nation’s landmass, urban areas are the most popular places to live in the U.S. However, some cities may be better for homebuyers than others, according to a study from WalletHub. Analyzing five key categories which included affordability, economic health, quality of life, health and education, and safety, WalletHub compiled a ranking list of the 62 best big cities to live in the country.Taking the top spot is Seattle. Though Seattle ranks 50th in affordability, which may drive some lower-income buyers away, the city ranks first in both “economy” and “education and health.” A high standard of living may be due in part to Seattle also holding the highest number of residents aged 25 and older with a high school diploma or higher.At the bottom of WalletHub’s ranking is Albuquerque, New Mexico. Though Albuquerque ranks high in affordability, sitting at number eight, poor scores in the economy category, education and health, and safety bring the city down.Virginia Beach, Virginia takes second place, due in part to its affordable housing. Virginia Beach ranks third in affordability, while still holding high rankings in education and health, as well as safety. Additionally, Virginia Beach has the highest homeownership rate of all 62 cities WalletHub surveyed, tied with the lowest percentage of the population living below the poverty line.While many who plan to move to these cities place cost of living high on their list of concerns, these other factors WalletHub examines can make or break their decisions. For example, can the employment opportunities available support the cost of living in the city?“The biggest mistake people make when planning a move to a new place is mis-estimating the relationship between sources of income that are going to be available in the new setting and the cost of living,” said Clara E. Irazábal-Zurita, Professor of Urban Planning, Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design, University of Missouri – Kansas City. “If income is insufficient, people can incur in debt and the situation will eventually become unsustainable.”For more, find the full report and findings here. Previous: Litigation and Legislation Impacting Housing Next: NY Housing Market Hitting High Notes Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn 2018-07-24 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Where Big City Living is Best July 24, 2018 22,578 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Share 1Save Print This Post
January 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local Snow Basketball’s Trey Farrer Named SWAC Player of the Week Tags: Snow Basketball/SWAC player Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-Snow College men’s basketball freshman post Trey Farrer has been named the Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Week after averaging 19.5 points and six rebounds on the week.The 6-9 Pine View High School (St. George) product totaled 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field against Salt Lake C.C., and racked up 17 points on six-of-eight shooting to help lead the Badgers to a come-from-behind victory over Southern Idaho on Saturday.Farrer scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half to help the Badgers overcome a 20-point deficit against Southern Idaho. He also took six charges in the game.
Though LOCKN’ Festival has booked almost all of the major jam bands in this scene, the stalwarts from Buffalo, NY have remained difficult to pin down. After much speculation, Moe. has confirmed that they will be featured on the 2017 lineup of LOCKN’.The announcement comes after LOCKN’ revealed four artists earlier today, including Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Avett Brothers, Keller Williams and Brandi Carlile. It appears that artists will be revealing their presence at LOCKN’ throughout the day, so be prepared for exciting updates as the 2017 festival takes shape.LOCKN’ is set for August 24-27 in Arrington, VA, and more info can be found here.