Water Polo as an organized team sport has been around since the mid 19th century, and with that age comes a multitude of players and teams. This means that there have been players of varying skills and talents entering the sport over the years. Skill and talent is a nearly impossible idea to pin down as black and white facts, as anyone’s idea of skill can be opinion based.
One of the first questions while watching a match of water polo with a friend that may not know the rules is “What just happened?”. While players and fans of the sport may know what is going on, sometimes a crash course on the rules is needed for someone to actually enjoy and understand what exactly they are seeing, especially if they are lacking knowledge on the sport. There is always the question of “Is this just water soccer?” or a comparison to other sports and rules that may be similar.
What was a thrilling upside in real estate, is now reaching its peak. Now, real estate predictors are wondering if this leads to a cold market or another financial crash. Conversely, it could be a bump in the road for an eventual upswing. Regardless, the market slowdown is happening, so it’s imperative for everyone in the real estate agent to know the signs.
Similar to many sports, water polo consists of a competition between two teams. While positioning and advancing strategies are crucial to furthering the game and beckoning an audience to rally behind its players, sportsmanship proves just as important, especially in a sport as competitive as water polo.
Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a home-sharing platform that invites travelers to embrace the comforts of home while on vacation. The San Francisco-based company has seen significant growth in its decade of life, with over 4 million listings in 191 countries worldwide. Recently, Airbnb added an additional 1000 cities to its profile, which is great news for consumers who stand to save up to $57 a night when they book through the platform, rather than spending their travel dollars at an area hotel.
With billions of dollars every year spent on marketing ETFs, brokerage firms, trading platforms and stock-and-bond-based retirement accounts, it’s no wonder that most people believe that the equity, bond and derivative markets are the end-all solution to long-term investing. However, it is worth noting that the vast majority of American wealth is still tied up in real estate.
Nearly 37 percent of United States residents rent their home as opposed to owning it, according to the Pew Research Center. That’s the country’s highest rental rate in more than a half-decade. While renting a house or apartment has its parks, renters should avoid making these common mistakes.
Owning a home is often considered to be a part of the American dream and for a good reason due to the financial benefits that it can offer over time. Although renting can be more affordable, it can cause you to lose the money over the years instead of build equity. Here are a few additional reasons to consider home ownership today.
More than halfway through 2018, the central story of the U.S. housing market continues to be affordability. 2018 may see one of the sharpest overall declines in affordability, even as Millennial buyers have been struggling to afford their own homes for nearly a decade.
2018 may see even more drops in affordability due to the combination of inadequate housing stock, rising interest rates and increasing numbers of people seeking homes or rentals.
More signs are emerging that the Bay Area housing market has become unmoored from the normal interplay of supply and demand and may be entering the final stages of a bubble. Affordability throughout the Bay Area real estate market has plummeted this year. It is now approaching the lows seen leading up to the 2008 mortgage meltdown and housing market collapse. This may be a strong indicator that the area’s housing market doesn’t have much gas left in the tank.
There are many ways that real estate can provide income or liquidity in retirement. For tens of millions of Americans, looming retirement is a frightening proposition due to the fact that up to half of all Baby Boomers don’t have enough saved to comfortably retire with their desired lifestyle. But there are a few ways that tapping into one’s home equity can provide much-needed cash for their golden years.
Anyone who has ever lived in a city knows how bad traffic congestion can be. Yet some cities have it worse than others. Over the past couple of years as San Francisco has become an increasingly popular place to live and to work, traffic in the city by the bay has only...
Investing in real estate is one of the most popular investments to make for a number of reasons. Compared to other types of investments, purchasing property is one of the safest ways to invest your money. Real estate investments also provide investors with a steady...
Over the past number of years, the price of rent has increased in the majority of markets. Yet beginning in 2015 rental growth started to slow in many areas. Many analysts believe this trend will continue in 2017 (which is why the NY Times dubbed 2017 the Year of the Renter). Keep reading to learn more about analysts’ top predictions for the 2017 rental market.
Last month the NY Times reported that San Francisco “has the lowest percentage of children of any of the largest 100 cities in America” (Fuller). The nationwide average of households with children is 29.4%. San Francisco’s average is 18%. On the other side of the...