Top 10 Cities for Raising Children



What do you look for when raising a family? A 2014 study based on data from Census Bureau, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, National Association of Home Builders, FBI, and Greatschools.org., looked at the following criteria:

PwC Europe Report Shows “Circle the Wagons” Strategies



As we reported the other day, the European investment market is now headed into a period of very conservative moves. With German cities now dominating investment, especially in commercial, certainly some funds seem likely to dry up for the rest of Europe.

Where is the Best Place to Live? It Depends on Who You Are



Every realtor dreams of their city becoming the “best” of anything. Making that “top” list in a national magazine or newspaper boosts sales from outsiders, but it also provides an excellent selling point for buyers within the area who have real estate needs. So, where is the “best” place to live in the United States? Well, it depends on who’s asking.

Four Safe Bets for Real Estate Investment



Generally speaking, real estate experts base their forecasts and predictions of the top markets on job growth, migration and an evaluation of home prices, along with closely watched ‘outside’ metrics such as interest rates. Here are four cities that many expects think are a safe bet where investment is concerned.

Overvalued – Undervalued and the matter of Emotions



No matter what mathematical equations we apply to the equation of a real estate deal, the human factor can always take over. Facts and figures help greatly in trying to establish value, but when emotion takes over the math goes out the window, and sometimes the deal. The true professional makes allowances for the emotion of the deal.

Take A Chance On Pittsburgh



The real estate market in Pittsburgh may well take off sometime in 2011. The barometer of economic change for some US cities looks far better than for others, and Pittsburgh has several sectors which bear watching. If the US Steel Tower financial situation is any indicator, the city will either fly or flop this year.

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