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Are Trends Saying "Invest Walkable?"

Ryan Poelman | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

A couple of articles this week with data about trends in real estate had a lot to say about the multiple inputs that influence real estate prices an...

The HUD-1 Just Keeps on Growing

Scott Yancey | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

The government had already decided to simplify the HUD-1 by doubling the number of pages to four. That's not necessarily a problem, but many real estate and mortgage professionals actually found that their borrowers were more confused by the new four page form than before.

Cooling Off a Hot Head

Beth Weissenberger | Posted 07.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Beth Weissenberger

We've all been there -- in a situation where somebody annoys the crap out of us. That little voice in your head goes off... Are you freakin' kidding...

10 Ways Incoming College Freshman Can Start Preparing for College

Breana Brill | Posted 07.23.2015 | College
Breana Brill

Last year, I was a soon to be college freshman and I didn't even know where to begin with preparing for college. And if there is anything I learned from preparing for my first year of college, it's not to procrastinate.

8 Things I Wish I Knew as a High School Freshman

Katelyn Darrow | Posted 07.23.2015 | Teen
Katelyn Darrow

These four short years have shaped me more than I can comprehend. I remember being a freshman not that long ago. I scoured Seventeen magazine and implored my older sister for advice, but there were still quite a few things I wasn't prepared for when I started high school.

Housing Starts Jump -- The Other Side of the Coin

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Builders are happier than in the past 10 years, and housing starts are jumping. But this is a double-edged sword when it comes to coming back from our severe downturn. During the crash, home building almost stopped completely.

Top 10 -- 10 of 10: Find Your Horse to Ride

Richard Koch | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

Life is not just you or me -- it is the vehicle (or vehicles) we find to develop our skills and express ourselves that counts. And even then, perhaps our skills matter little compared to the destiny of the horse.

The Inflation Wildcard in Bonds vs. Real Estate

Ryan Poelman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Ryan Poelman

If you're trying to make a reallocation decision between bonds and real estate, don't forget the inflation factor, as it's pretty important.

Alan Greenspan Talks Housing Stagnation

Scott Yancey | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Scott Yancey

Mr. Greenspan calls it "secular stagnation." He recently is quoted as saying his greatest economic concern right now is the stagnation of the real estate industry. He also says that it's both residential and commercial real estate in his opinion.

39 Things I Learned in My 30s

Michele Corvi | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Corvi

My mother always referred to her 30s as her "sophisticated years." I wish I could say the same. Instead of feeling worldly, knowledgeable and experienced, my 30s represented a decade of child rearing, career building, an abundance of blessings and a heart full of love with too many bumps and bruises to count.

3 Simple Rules for a Healthy Media Diet

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

A healthy media diet balances three things: what kids do, how much time they spend doing it, and whether their content choices are age-appropriate. At some point, you'll help them take the reins and manage their own use. In the meantime, these tips can help.

Dos and Don'ts of Being a House Guest on Fire Island

Greg Scarnici | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Greg Scarnici

If you're wondering why some get the honor of returning to sleep on the slow-leaking blow-up mattress on my living room floor while others do not, I've compiled a few dos and don'ts on being a house guest on Fire Island.

Don't Take My Advice

Lily Patterson | Posted 07.14.2015 | College
Lily Patterson

My friend had tried to show help by offering advice. But it took an accumulation of my own experiences -- and one night of pathetic self-pity -- to finally realize what I deserve and to start acting in healthier ways.

When I Started Asking This One Question Everything Changed

Leigh McManus | Posted 07.14.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Over the years, I've realized, that rather than merely giving advice, I can stand to learn much more by asking for it. Advice is a way we repurpose our past, or the experience of those who went before us, and attempt to give someone in the future a better chance at success.

6 Lessons We Can All Learn from Louis C.K.

Uloop | Posted 07.13.2015 | College
Uloop

Louis C.K. has had his fair share of turmoil in his life. He turns to humor to help him get through the hard times, and his comedy is a beautiful balance of learned wisdom and hilarious lines. C.K. has a lot to offer, and his comedy will both make you laugh and make you think. 

Poem: "Advice for My Niece"

Bobby Elliott | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Bobby Elliott

Depending on the kind of soul you have, it's either a digital countdown or an hourglass we carry around inside ourselves, doing the dishes or sitting on the couch in the next room as a reward for making dinner in the first place.

5 Tricks To Keeping Your Cool And Making Time For Brunch On Moving Day

Posted 07.14.2015 | HuffPost Home

Remember that day you moved? Of course you do. You also remember your root canal and every time you got a $5 savings bond in a birthday card. On w...

10 Steps to Getting a Boyfriend: Based in Consulting Methodology

Brian Hanley | Posted 07.10.2015 | Women
Brian Hanley

Benjamin Franklin argued that we should employ accounting techniques to select the right romantic counterparts. Jonathan William, apparently a romantic, responded by saying, before taking a wife, a man "must fall in love... and that seems to be as involuntary an act as falling into a well.

6 Books That Teach Kids Manners

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.09.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Kids naturally develop social skills in the preschool years, so it's a perfect time to teach and reinforce social lessons. The books below serve as modern-day primers on courtesy, graciousness, and respect that will help kids make and keep friends -- skills that will serve them well their whole lives.

Top 5 Love Lessons From 'The Bachelorette' (Killarney)

Em & Lo | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

1. Get your hands out of your face. When you're talking about your romantic feelings to the object of your affection, don't constantly touch your face and cover your mouth and slur -- it makes it seem like you're hiding something... like you're a liar and this is your tell (Nick).

The Exact Recipe for Online Success (and Why You Shouldn't Listen to All the Internet Marketers)

Naomi Liddell | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Naomi Liddell

You're setting up an online presence for your business. After a few Google Searches and Facebook Group stalks the internet noise is giving you the recipe for success.

Rent vs Buy Isn't Just About Cost

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

There is no shortage of coverage in the media and on the Internet about the decision to either rent a home or buy one. Most of this coverage is centered on the relative costs of owning versus renting.

31 Things (Big And Small) To Know By The Time You're 20

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 07.07.2015 | Teen

Hindsight is 20/20, as they say. We asked Huffington Post editors what advice they would give to their teenage selves. From useful skills, to self...

Real Estate Generational Melting Pots

Ryan Poelman | Posted 07.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

"Real estate is local" is a saying that will not go away because it's very true. Every market has some unique characteristics from regional down to neighborhood levels. There are however global and national factors that have an impact all the way down to neighborhood or city levels.

Do You Want the Techno-Agent or a Real Estate Grunt?

Scott Yancey | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

As the Internet and technology have been reforming so many businesses and industries, we as consumers and even investors are presented with decisions about how we will use what's available to us.