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Busy streets, speeders seen as major quality of life issues
HSH.com conducted a survey of 1,001 Americans about their biggest annoyances regarding their neighborhoods. We found that nothing miffs people about their neighborhood more than busy streets and speeders. The survey found that 76 percent of respondents put “busy streets/speeders” in their top-five neighborhood annoyances. Houses being “too close” came in a close second at 71 percent, and “not enough local retail/food shopping” a distant third at 56 percent.
How much equity do I need to refinance?
Many homeowners think they need a big chunk of equity to refinance. But in fact, it's possible to refinance with very little equity or even none at all.
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Here are three reasons that you shouldn’t wait to refinance your mortgage.
Live here, work there: Best places to live outside the big city
HSH.com looked at 17 cities and their surrounding areas to measure the trade-offs between living in or just outside those cities. In some cases, a short move outside the big city can make a big difference. In others, working and living in the city center makes the most sense.