We put our house on the market recently. This was our first home, which we’ve lived in for more than a decade, so we expected to invest a lot of time cleaning, organizing Read more
Most apartments will never come with the same perks as hotels. No room service. No wake-up calls. No daily housekeeping. Read more
Columbia is a great place to live! Whether you are a military history buff or just an interested party, you can appreciate the bit of military history just about around every corner. Read more
Amazon.com said Wednesday that the capital city ranks ninth on their annual list of most well-read cities.
They get the ranking based on sales of books, magazines, newspapers and Kindle sales. They then rank cities with populations over 100,000 on a per capita basis.
Alexandria, Virginia topped the list, followed by Knoxville, Tennessee and Miami.
Here are the Top 20:
1. Alexandria, Va.
2. Knoxville, Tenn.
3. Miami, Fla.
4. Cambridge, Mass.
5. Orlando, Fla.
6. Ann Arbor, Mich.
7. Berkeley, Calif.
8. Cincinnati, Ohio
9. Columbia, S.C.
10. Pittsburgh, Penn.
11. St. Louis, Mo.
12. Salt Lake City, Utah
13. Seattle, Wash.
14. Vancouver, Wash.
15. Gainesville, Fla.
16. Atlanta, Ga.
17. Dayton, Ohio
18. Richmond, Va.
19. Clearwater, Fla.
20. Tallahassee, Fla.
If you already own a home, you’re probably struggling with this basic question: what do I do first, buy the home that I want, or sell my existing home? And the answer is as individual as you are. Read more
Getting all your furniture, clothes, kitchenware, electronics and valuables from one place to another is no simple task – whether you’ve hired professionals or are managing the move yourself.
The specifics of each move are different. Moving down the block, from one studio apartment to another, is less complicated than moving from a 3,000-square-foot home in New York to a similarly sized house in California. No matter how or where you’re moving, preparation and careful planning will make the process smoother. Read more
Moving to a new area can be daunting. You can ease the anxiety if you do your home work and take a few precautions that might not be necessary if you were selling one house and buying another one in the same area.
First consider why you want to move to a new location. Empty nesters whose family lives elsewhere often want to move to be closer to children and grandchildren. Financial considerations often enter into the decision. The cost of living may be lower elsewhere than it is where you currently live. Read more
This year, Oklahoma City took the No. 1 spot and claimed the title of “America’s Manliest City,” but Columbia moved up three spots from 2011.
COMBOS partnered with Bert Sperling, the research expert behind the popular “Best Places to Live” studies to develop the fourth iteration of the annual study. Read more
Recently, I was contacted by a homeowner who is currently living in the Midwest, but she owns a home in the Washington, DC/Maryland area. She and her family had moved out of the area for job relocation and because things happened so fast, the family ended up trying to sell their DC-area home from the Midwest. Read more
High unemployment and housing woes are forcing more Americans to stay put, new Census Bureau data shows. In fact, Americans are moving less than they ever have on record, since the Census Bureau started tracking such data in 1948.
In the last year, about 35.1 million of Americans — or 11.6 percent — moved to a new home, which is down from 12.5 percent in the previous year. The record for American mobility was 21.2 percent, reached in 1951. Read more