Best small towns: east, west and in-between

Best East Coast small towns to live in

Stacker has compiled a list of the best small towns to live in on the East Coast based on Niche's 2022 Best Places to Live.  

Best Midwest small towns to live in

Stacker determined which small towns in the Midwest are the best places to live using data from Niche's 2022 Best Places to Live.

Best West Coast small towns to live in

Looking for a small town on the West Coast? Stacker reviewed Niche's 2022 Best Places to Live and narrowed the results down for you.

Best Southern small towns to live in

Stacker used 2022 Niche data, and other sources, to rank Southern suburban and rural towns.  

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Best places to live on the West Coast

Thinking of picking up sticks and heading west? Stacker analyzed data from Niche to determine the best places to live on the West Coast.

States with the most rental vacancies in 2022

Rental vacancies in the U.S. are at their lowest rate since 1984. Using quarterly Census data, Belong assembled a breakdown of vacancies by state.  

Winter Weather Ready checklist offers key homeowner tips

(BPT) - Did you know? Snow is easiest to clear when it’s fresh. A creaking sound may be a sign of snow load damage to your home. A garage may not provide enough ventilation to run a …

Best places to retire in the Midwest

Using data from Niche, Stacker compiled a list of the 50 best places to retire in the Midwest.  

Interested in buying your first home? Here are steps you can take

(BPT) - Buying your first home is a major milestone which can seem overwhelming — especially financially. Whether you’re tired of renting, growing your family or just want a place that …

How the rate of first-time home buying has changed over time

Texas Real Estate Source examined Census Bureau and National Association of Realtors data to see how trends in first-time home buying has changed over time.  

How the slowing housing market looks in the 5 most populated US and Canadian metros

Americans and Canadians are in similarly overheated housing markets—can either avoid a painful crash? compiled sales data to understand how North America's slowing housing market is playing out.  

Smaller rental homes have higher vacancies, data shows

Rentlodex collected rental vacancy data from the Census Bureau to understand what characteristics determine whether a property is likely to be vacant.

Where and why more new homes are getting wrapped into homeowner associations

Homeowners associations have seen a massive rise in the last decade. Portland Real Estate analyzed data from the Census Bureau to explore where and why single-family homes are increasingly included in HOAs.

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