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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
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Booming Markets: 10 Towns Striking It Rich

April 26, 2016 12:30 am

Many markets are emerging as gold mines for growth, thanks to new homes, new residents and promising employment opportunities.

“The strength of the residential real estate market is closely correlated to growth in jobs and households," explains Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com®, which recently ranked the “boom towns” striking it rich. “The good news for these markets is that these growth factors have already started to translate into new construction. At the same time, it may be a year or so before some markets on our list start to see an increase in inventory. If anything, this is a road map for where builders should be thinking about where to break ground next.”

The top 10 markets, according to realtor.com®, are:

1. Gilbert, Ariz. (ZIP Code 85297)

• Largest Neighborhood: Power Ranch

2. Los Angeles, Calif. (ZIP Code 90012)

• Largest Neighborhoods: Cultural, Elysian Park, Historic, Mission Junction

3. Dallas, Texas (ZIP Code 75201)

• Largest Neighborhoods: Arts District, Downtown, Farmers Market, Uptown

4. Miami, Fla. (ZIP Code 33132)

• Largest Neighborhoods: Downtown, Midtown, Seaport

5. Las Vegas, Nev. (ZIP Code 89179)

• Largest Neighborhood: Mountain’s Edge

6. Seattle, Wash. (ZIP Code 98121)

• Largest Neighborhood: Belltown

7. Rolesville, N.C. (ZIP Code 27571)

• Largest Neighborhoods: Carlton Point, Cedar Lakes, Rolesville

8. Brooklyn, N.Y. (ZIP Code 11249)

• Largest Neighborhood: Williamsburg

9. Chicago, Ill. (ZIP Code 60603)

• Largest Neighborhoods: Downtown Chicago, The Loop

10. Atlanta, Ga. (ZIP Code 30363)

• Largest Neighborhood: Atlantic Station

Source: realtor.com®

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Insider Secrets You Should Know about Air Travel

April 19, 2016 1:51 am

Most passengers agree that air travel today is neither as comfortable, nor accommodating, nor as competitively priced as it has been in the past. The lifestyle editors at Country Living magazine recently interviewed a group of present and former flight attendants to unearth a few insider tips that may ease a glitch or two on your next flight.

Airplane Seats Have a Secret Menu – Most travelers think the downside of sitting in an aisle seat is that its armrest cannot be raised—but it can be, via a small button tucked into a divot on the underside of the armrest.

Being Nice Will Get You Everywhere – Passengers who are rude or aggressive will likely get nowhere. Ask politely, and most flight attendants will try to change your seat, get you another beverage, or even try to get you the results of that big game you missed on the ground.

Dogs Are Not into Flying – If Fido is traveling with you, chances are he is terrified before he even gets onboard. Bag room agents do their best to soothe scared animals, so it helps if you write his name on his carrier. (Interestingly, most cats don’t seem to mind the experience at all.)

Flight Attendants Have Inside Info – They have a list of who is who and what seat they are in, as well as what level of frequent flyer they happen to be, or if they are employees or family-or-friend ticket holders.

You May Be Able to Get a Better Price – Insiders say the best time to book a flight is on Tuesday afternoon—and the best times for flying on the cheap are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays.

You Can Help Cut Down on Lost Luggage – Mistakes are made, and luggage does get misplaced by handlers—but travelers can help reduce mistakes by not checking a bag more than five hours before your flight, or within 15 minutes of takeoff.

What air travel insider tips are you privy to?

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