Since bottoming out in March of this year, the Case-Shiller Index is up nearly 4 percent.
Using Quality of Life factors such as education, crime and “town spirit”, and focusing on towns with between 8,500 and 50,000 residents, CNNMoney ranks the country’s best “small towns”.
According to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac, the number of foreclosure filings dropped 29 percent nationwide on an annual basis in June.
Friday morning, at 8:30 AM ET, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its June Non-Farm Payrolls report. If you’re currently shopping for a mortgage, or floating a mortgage rate, be prepared. Mortgage rates can change following the monthly report’s release. Often, by a lot.
There are some U.S. towns in which the cost of living remains affordable — and downright cheap — as compared to the national average.