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Relocating
By
Doreen Pottios
on
March 18, 2020

Would You Let the Stars Tell You Where to Move?

If you’re ready to take your astrology obsession to the next level, you might consider a practice known as astrocartography. This map is unique to each person and can feature up to 40 lines crisscrossing north to south and east to west. If a certain line crosses over a certain city, it’s meant to illustrate a place of potential significance—whether it’s positive or negative depends on which line it is.

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Economics
By
Doreen Pottios
on
March 8, 2020

Remote Work Is Enabling Americans to Move to More Affordable Cities

For 25% of Americans, telecommuting increases after a move. With unemployment at the lowest level in decades and wages stagnant, the chance to telecommute is allowing U.S. workers to move to more affordable areas, while maintaining their salaries. Of those who do move to a new metro area, 1 in 4 work remotely more frequently after relocating, according to a new survey conducted by Redfin.

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Relocating
By
Doreen Pottios
on
February 26, 2020

Should You Move to One Of These Three Most Retiree-Friendly States?

Not every state is going to appeal to all retirees. Some like solitude while others crave the city. Some people flock to the sun while others run to the mountains. There are enough retirement-friendly states to appease most retirees. Iowa, Vermont, and Virginia may not come to mind as top retirement destinations, but there are strong arguments for all three.

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Relocating
By
Doreen Pottios
on
March 18, 2020

If you’re ready to take your astrology obsession to the next level, you might consider a practice known as astrocartography. This map is unique to each person and can feature up to 40 lines crisscrossing north to south and east to west. If a certain line crosses over a certain city, it’s meant to illustrate a place of potential significance—whether it’s positive or negative depends on which line it is.

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Economics
By
Doreen Pottios
on
March 8, 2020

For 25% of Americans, telecommuting increases after a move. With unemployment at the lowest level in decades and wages stagnant, the chance to telecommute is allowing U.S. workers to move to more affordable areas, while maintaining their salaries. Of those who do move to a new metro area, 1 in 4 work remotely more frequently after relocating, according to a new survey conducted by Redfin.

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Relocating
By
Doreen Pottios
on
February 26, 2020

Not every state is going to appeal to all retirees. Some like solitude while others crave the city. Some people flock to the sun while others run to the mountains. There are enough retirement-friendly states to appease most retirees. Iowa, Vermont, and Virginia may not come to mind as top retirement destinations, but there are strong arguments for all three.

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Economics
By
Doreen Pottios
on
February 22, 2020

Being an investment property owner can be a lucrative way to bring in extra income, or even lead to a full-time job, but the key is to know where and when to invest. The South may offer the best chances of highest returns for investors this year, according to a new analysis from IPX1031, an exchange transaction firm. Texas, Tennessee, and Florida had the highest number of cities on its list.

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Economics
By
Doreen Pottios
on
February 12, 2020

Taxes. At 13.3%, California has the highest income tax rate in the country. To provide even more heartache, with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017, state and local tax deductions are limited to $10,000 on the federal tax return. For many California residents, or for that matter, residents of any state with a higher income tax, the dream of moving to a lower tax state (or even a state with no income tax!) is real.

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Other States
By
Doreen Pottios
on
February 11, 2020

Choosing where to live is one of the most personal, stressful, and meaningful choices you can make. That’s why Curbed cast a wide net to put together our first-ever list of where you should live in the U.S in 2020. We began with a list of criteria—walkability, park access, diversity, housing costs, job opportunities, and more—that together add up to that essential but elusive trait: livability.

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About California
By
Doreen Pottios
on
February 10, 2020

More than 30 million Americans moved between 2018 and 2019, according to the U.S. Census bureau. People move for various reasons, but the most common are related to work or family. No matter the reason, moving is an expensive undertaking – especially for those relocating to certain cities.

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Other States
By
Doreen Pottios
on
February 3, 2020

Homebuyers are searching for less expensive purchases and are willing to move area to buy a home. A new analysis from Zillow has found that Las Vegas is getting the most home listing searches from out of the area of all the 50 largest US metros, followed by Jacksonville, FL, and San Antonio, TX.

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Economics
By
Doreen Pottios
on
January 29, 2020

California's Assembly Bill 5, a piece of legislation that drastically limits freelancers and gig workers, is causing Californians to consider moving to other states now that the law has been in effect for nearly a month.

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Economics
By
Doreen Pottios
on
January 25, 2020

After new tax law made it costlier to own a house in many high-price areas, some residents are pulling up stakes. The federal tax overhaul that Congress passed in late 2017 has made it costlier to own a house in many high-price, high-tax areas, reshaping the economics of homeownership in those slices of the U.S.

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Other States
By
Doreen Pottios
on
January 23, 2020

Californians have been leaving the Golden State for decades in search of cheaper housing, lower taxes and a different way of life. For thousands, that search leads to Texas.

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Relocating
By
Doreen Pottios
on
January 16, 2020

Research has proven that moving out of state adds pressure as it is removing the person completely from their comfort zone. So, just why do so many people move to completely new states? If moving is this stressful, why are more than 7 million Americans moving to new states and over a million moving out of the country completely? Family, romance, and careers are the top defining reasons. Luckily, people like me have gone to lengths to remove a large chunk of stress out of the moving process.

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About California
By
Doreen Pottios
on
January 7, 2020

California is one of the worst places in the country to retire, according to a new study. Blacktower Financial Management Group ranked every state in the U.S. based on several factors, including cost of living, crime, and life expectancy. It says California is the third worst state to retire due to unaffordable housing prices, narrowly coming out ahead of Alaska and Hawaii in the last spots.

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Economics
By
Doreen Pottios
on
December 20, 2019

Millennial investors residing in California are packing their bags for friendlier tax climes. Half of the young clients who are planning to leave California are fleeing to locales with lower taxes, according to the data. More than 1 in 3 millennials who are moving from the Golden State are heading to states with no income tax. More than 86,000 of these individuals wound up settling in Texas, making it the top landing place for people departing California, the Census found.

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About California
By
Doreen Pottios
on
December 18, 2019

A minimum annual household income of $126,400 is required to qualify to buy a house in San Diego, more than double the $54,800 needed nationwide, a new study says. “Furthermore, only 29% of households here can afford to purchase a median priced home compared to 31% in California and 56% nationwide (as of Q3 2019),” said Larry Cambra, director of brokerage in San Diego for Cushman & Wakefield, an international commercial real estate company. Are you ready to leave California?

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Other States
By
Doreen Pottios
on
December 12, 2019

By raw numbers, most of these millionaire households can be found in and around big cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago – just as you would expect. But some millionaires prefer to avoid the hustle and bustle of major metropolises. Indeed, pockets of millionaires can be found in some far-flung places.The following list of cities is limited to “micropolitan” areas, which the Census Bureau defines as urban clusters with populations between 10,000 and 50,000, “plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties.” In some cases, these locations benefit from being popular recreational areas or havens for wealthy retirees. In others, a particular industry drives local wealth. Either way, these are the 25 smallest cities and towns boasting the highest concentrations of millionaire households in the U.S.

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Economics
By
Doreen Pottios
on
December 10, 2019

When retirement is on the horizon and you have very little money saved, it's time for drastic action. You can't live comfortably on Social Security alone, and the last thing you want is to retire and then run out of money. But there are steps you can take to live on much less and make retirement possible. Here are three things you can do to maximize your savings and they all involve. 1. Downsize - 2. Move to a walkable area and get rid of a car - 3. Reduce your tax bill by choosing a tax-friendly state

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Other States
By
Doreen Pottios
on
December 4, 2019

Charles Schwab is moving its headquarters from California to Texas. Joel Kotkin, Chapman University, joins ‘The Exchange’ on CNBC to discuss why more and more companies are leaving California for other states.

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Relocating
By
Doreen Pottios
on
November 18, 2019

Retirement is an adventure, and it can be the perfect time to start fresh with a new beginning. For some people, that may mean living out their golden years in a different city. Moving during retirement is a big decision that shouldn't be taken lightly, and it's not always the right decision for everyone. That said, there are also a few great reasons to consider moving once you retire. Not only can it be a fun adventure, but it can also help you save money and afford a more enjoyable retirement.

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Environmental
By
Doreen Pottios
on
November 4, 2019

The wildfire in California that has destroyed 198,000 acres of land and more than 700 structures to date may also wipe out $2 trillion of housing value in four counties, according to a report by real estate brokerage Redfin.

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About California
By
Doreen Pottios
on
October 28, 2019

California has some of the highest home values in the United States. But don’t let that hold you back from living that carefree west coast living and visiting the beach on the weekends. Here are some hidden gems that offer affordable living in California.

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Relocating
By
Doreen Pottios
on
October 22, 2019

California homeowners are cashing out, picking up, and moving inland, pushing up prices in other states as they look for more affordable places to live and to retire. Boise is just one of many cities seeing this influx, which some have labeled “Californication.” But the story, and the underlying demographics, are a little more complicated.

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Other States
By
Doreen Pottios
on
October 14, 2019

Don't overlook the big benefits of retiring to a small town. On top of the peace and quiet you'd expect, smaller places to live can also offer tight-knit communities, active senior groups and lower crime rates. Plus, many small towns come with relatively low living costs compared with big-city neighbors.

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Economics
By
Doreen Pottios
on
October 8, 2019

If you're going to depend on your monthly checks to pay the bills, it's crucial to understand how taxes will affect you. Based on where you live, you may be subject to taxes on your benefits at both the state and the federal levels. Not all states tax Social Security, though, so you may be able to keep more of your benefits if you retire in one of these places.

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Other States
By
Doreen Pottios
on
September 26, 2019

Ready to leave California but not ready to leave the beach? Even if you can't quite afford a pricey oceanfront home for your retirement, you can still enjoy the benefits of retiring to a beach in hotspots all across America. Even in the Heartland, far from the coast, many U.S. locales offer access to freshwater beaches on lakes and rivers. We pinpointed a great place to retire in each state, taking into account living costs, safety, median incomes and poverty rates for retirement-age residents, as well as residents' sense of well-being and the availability of recreational and health care facilities.

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Relocating
By
Doreen Pottios
on
September 23, 2019

After adopting the FIRE lifestyle (Financial Independence Retire Early) and paying off over $133,000 in debt, a San Diego family is packing up and leaving California.

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Relocating
By
Doreen Pottios
on
August 22, 2019

On average, home buyers move only 15 miles from their current residence. But some metros offering affordability, strong employment, and large boomer populations may be enticing some Americans to move further away, a new study released Wednesday from realtor.com® shows.

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Relocating
By
Doreen Pottios
on
August 6, 2019

Most Americans are falling short in retirement savings. General living expenses are one of the biggest costs you face, whether you're working or retired. But if you're willing to move and create a fresh start in retirement, these three states may provide a more affordable lifestyle.

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Other States
By
Doreen Pottios
on
July 16, 2019

Vermont, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Connecticut and others are offering cash incentives and other perks to get people to move there, bolstering the remote work movement.

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Other States
By
Doreen Pottios
on
July 2, 2019

California is getting old. As the last of the baby boom generation enters the golden years of their California dream, seniors are the state’s fastest-growing age group, far outpacing growth in children or working-age adults.

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Other States
By
Doreen Pottios
on
July 1, 2019

“Texafornia – A Glimpse into America’s Future” headlines The Economist’s special report last week comparing America’s two mega states, California and Texas. The British magazine looked at several areas where the two states compete, and for the most part California came out second best.

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About California
By
Doreen Pottios
on
June 30, 2019

California is getting the growth many of its residents want: approximately none. Last year’s population increase was the paltriest on record, a low point that can’t be separated from an unrelenting housing shortage.

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Environmental
By
Doreen Pottios
on
June 30, 2019

In the wake of several deadly and destructive infernos that have scorched other parts of the state, the risk is alarming for many in Marin. That fear has begun to permeate into the real estate market, one agent said.

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Relocating
By
Doreen Pottios
on
June 30, 2019

Relocation may seem like the answer- but is it?

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Housing
By
Doreen Pottios
on
June 30, 2019

California is a fascinating study of politics, housing and galvanized activism. It’s been said that as California goes, so goes the nation. But not always. And hopefully not in the way of a vanishing middle class, extreme lack of affordable housing, stifling taxation and a number of other fundamentals that hide behind the world’s 5th biggest economy. And of course, there’s always the great weather.

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Environmental
By
Doreen Pottios
on
June 30, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. — As the West burns, the South swelters and the East floods, some Americans are starting to reconsider where they choose to live.

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Economics
By
Doreen Pottios
on
June 30, 2019

The Tax Foundation analyzed patterns revealed in the National Movers Study. Americans continued to migrate from states with more burdensome tax systems to ones with lower taxes in 2018, notes an analysis by the Tax Foundation.

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Other States
By
Doreen Pottios
on
June 30, 2019

It's home to California's Redwood Empire and Wine Country. It's got a perfect climate, not too hot and not too cold, with a little fog to make things interesting.

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