In the first quarter of 2015, the growth of luxury home prices has been very dismal. Luxury homes are defined as those occupying the most expensive five percent of houses on the market. According to Redfin Research Group, sales of homes in the million dollar plus range surged in the initial three months of the year, remaining steady in the face of an economic slump. However, luxury homes did not s
By Kate Knibbs on May 29, 2015
It is looking likely that later this year the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. This would end an almost seven year stretch with near zero rates following the collapse of the housing market in 2008, and the financial crisis it created. Faced with this knowledge investors are encouraged to prepare for the inevitable, that rates are going to go up. For some skeptics, this raises the concern
By Kate Knibbs on May 28, 2015
For Jared Hunter, nothing was working. The U.S. Army veteran was plagued with nightmares after letting an 11-year old boy die in Iraq. He had joined the Army out of high school out of a desire to serve his country, but the nightmares of that day became too much for him. He would be honorably discharged due to his PTSD after serving multiple tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. But the nightmare
By Kate Knibbs on May 27, 2015
Major League Baseball’s World Series, commonly known as the Fall Classic, will be played a little closer to the onset of winter this year. The 2015 season began Sunday in Chicago with a 3-0 victory by the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs. The final game of the regular season is scheduled for Oct. 4. The relatively late April 5 opener, coupled with having Thursday off during the All-Star B
By Darren Richardson on Apr 10, 2015
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Fresh out of journalism school, Clint left the seedy paradise of Reno to try and make it in the Bay Area. After a year and a few gigs, he is making it as a freelance tech reporter (sorta) and indulges his geeky passions.
Christa is a writer, product developer, and marketing professional. She founded the creative consulting practice, Chasing Down the Muse. Most of her writing lies at the intersection of business, technology, and culture. Her extensive writing portfolio includes features on PBS, BusinessWeek.com, Wise Bread, The Motley Fool, and a series of live blogs from Mashable's Social Good Summit. She is the Founder of content development company http://chasingdownthemuse.com. Read her personal blog at http://christainnewyork.com and follow her on Twitter @christanyc and LinkedIn http://linkedin.com/in/christaavampato.
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