Overwhelming Majority of Bipartisan Voters Agree That Members of Congress Should Be Banned From Stock Trading

A recent survey conducted by the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the University of Maryland indicates that an overwhelming bipartisan majority of Americans feel there should be a ban on stock trading for members of Congress, the President, Vice President, and Supreme Court.  Of course, Members of Congress trading stocks is nothing new. Still, … Read more

Historically High Mortgage Rates Aren’t Hampering Real Estate Investment Popularity

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Despite historic highs in American mortgage rates, real estate investing remains strong.  According to a new study examining all industries within the S&P 500 Index, real estate investment still sees excellent returns, with an overall ranking of sixth best.  Recent data released by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or Freddie Mac, reveals that an … Read more

New York and San Francisco Among the Cities Getting Hit Hardest by the Housing Crisis

New York and San Francisco are cities known for their abundant job markets and large metropolitan populations. Add to this list of designations the country’s two most challenging housing markets. In the current economic climate, additional financial pressure on housing pushes some working Americans out of the cities, regardless of their employment status. A recent … Read more

Searching for Yield: Massachusetts Leads Nationwide Increase in Interest in Dividend Related Searches

Recent findings from a study analyzing dividend-related search engine terms in the U.S. reports that Americans are overall showing increasing interest in dividend-related topics.  Residents in Massachusetts are most interested in dividend-related queries, ranking the most interested state in the past 30 days and the fourth most interested state in the past 12 months. Alabama, … Read more

Florida and Hawaii Among the Preferred All-Inclusive Resort Destinations for Travelers in Illinois, Colorado, and Other States

What do Florida, Hawaii, Aruba and Mexico have in common? Besides sunny skies and famous beaches, these locales are also among the most searched all-inclusive destinations by Americans in the last year.  Of the four locations, domestic getaways in Florida and Hawaii outpace international alternatives, revealing that Americans are more apt to strap on their … Read more

What Buyers Need to Consider in The Current Housing Market

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The winds have turned on the US housing market. After months of weathering unimaginably high prices and endless bidding wars, weary buyers may find reprieve in the incremental price decline. However, experts are warning buyers to beware: lower prices may not mean an easier ride. House hunters should take heed of the current market, and … Read more