Best Cities to Buy a Home

By Alyssa Mammano

Earlier this year, Forbes released their full list of cities to invest in a primary residence or income property based on a survey by Local Market Monitor that tracks market trends in 300 major U.S. real estate markets. These markets are not necessarily conducive to flip houses, as the growth rates are projected for long-term development. Rather, these are the best cities to plant roots and purchase a primary residence with little risk, or purchase an income property with rental potential. Topping the list are several southern states, including our home state of Florida with two of its cities making the top ten. Another, perhaps surprising, top contender is Utah with several up-and-coming areas. Below we identify Forbes’ findings for the top ten cities to invest in housing this year. (more…)

This week’s Top 5 Homes of the Week are for homeowners and their lucky guests! Each of these homes has wonderful entertaining spaces to gather with family and friends for a movie in the theater room, a glass of wine on the covered terrace or a snack around the enormous kitchen island. One home even has its own private beaches! If you were the owner of one of these stunning mansions, who would you invite over?

“I would rather spend a week here than anywhere in the world.” The profound words of world traveler and famed entrepreneur William Randolph Hearst on California’s central coast. In the shadow of his eponymous – and now legendary – Hearst Castle lies The Retreat at Cambria, an 80-acre coastal estate of unparalleled scale and undeniable opportunity. (more…)

We’re highlighting California in this week’s Top 5 Homes, in keeping with the theme of our print magazine set to hit newsstands on July 25th! In print, we’ll be featuring the most stunning Coastal California properties on the market, much like those below.

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