Virginia: A Best State to Live in 2018

Do you live in one of the best states in America? You might think people across the nation like to think they live in the best place in the country. After all, you wouldn’t spend your lives somewhere that you truly didn’t love. Right? Not always. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center study…

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Buying a Home Could be a Bad Career Move

American dream or ball and chain? We’ve heard so many times that homes are the ultimate investment, but your job advancement and long-term salary potential could be hindered if you’re tied down. Most of the time, the buy-vs.-rent debate revolves around which is the best financial decision. That’s for good reason: As you’ve undoubtedly heard…

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Homeownership Hidden Costs Often Top $9K a Year

Prepare yourself by knowing the less-obvious costs of owning a home. Insurance, maintenance and more add up faster than you think. Buyers too often focus on a home’s list price or mortgage payment to determine what they can afford. However, the numerous less-obvious costs associated with homeownership can affect the monthly bottom line. To help…

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This is Why Blacksburg, VA, Is a Best Place to Live

Author and Blacksburg local Melody Warnick gets to the heart of what makes this tight-knit town so special. On a spring Saturday night, downtown Main Street in Blacksburg, Virginia, is thronged with people. Brightly lit restaurants buzz with patrons noshing on vegetarian at Gillie’s or upscale farm-to-table fare at The Black Hen. Bars get raucous…

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