I'm a trained journalist with a penchant for lifestyle writing. My work includes profiles, articles, blog posts, and marketing material for B2B audiences as well as the general public.
I'm a lover of travel, knitting, and sport, and while I don't (usually) get the opportunity to focus on those topics in particular, I'm always searching for new opportunities.
Americans looking to buy new homes aren't just interested in granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, abundant closet space, and a white picket fence. They want solar panels on their roofs. A recent poll shows that 70% of American adults would support a nationwide mandate requiring solar panels to be installed on all newly built homes.
In the second quarter, the homeownership rate for all Americans fell to the lowest since 2017, and the number of new homeowner households grew by only 585,000, a third of the year-earlier level and the fewest since 2006. The numbers are particularly discouraging for black homeownership.
Mortgages may be "boring as f*ck," but he sure isn't
Problem-solving is her superpower
There's nothing remarkable about women in the mortgage industry. Been there, done that. There are, however, more and more women who coming to the forefront and stepping into the top tier of the field.
Communities of color are missed opportunities for originators
You may think that getting a tiny house and having a mortgage are mutually exclusive. But you'd be wrong - not all tiny houses are dirt cheap, and some of the people who are most likely to buy them aren't necessarily in a position to pay for them in cash.
For years, experts have been warning about a rise in interest rates. And yet, as the years have gone by, interest rates have continued their steady decline.
Any realtor knows the magic of the words "location, location, location," and nearby amenities dictate the desirability of a home's location.
Kim Greene reveals why holding too tightly to rigid travel plans may hurt your journey.
Author Tony Robinson-Smith talks about long-term travel, challenges on the road, and what he would have done differently.
Pencils of Promise Founder Adam Braun talks education, travel, and living a life of purpose.
Jose Bautista helps young athletes get a chance at a better future -- on and off the field.
The camera-ready, scrubbed-up, totally normal life of Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
It seemed like such a simple concept, really. Grab some essentials, toss them into a bag, and leave. Leaving was the important part. Everything else could be sorted later.