Laura Braden Quigley

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Americans now have more debt than ever before

Thanks to increases in mortgage debt, auto loan debt, and credit card debt, Americans now have more debt than they ever have before.<p>The data comes …

Credit Card Debt

City looks to crack down on 'party house' Airbnb rentals - Sacramento Business Journal

By Olivia Rockeman <br>– Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal<p>Aug 14, 2018, 7:03am PDT<p>Sacramento is considering changes to its ordinance for …

City Politics

Leaving SF? Here's how rents, amenities compare in Seattle, Sacramento

So you're done with Bay Area and its obscene housing costs and maddening commutes. Should you join the exodus to Central Valley or the Great Northwest?<p>According to a 2017 Redfin "migration report," the most popular in-state destination for metro San Francisco expats is Sacramento. For those leaving …

Where to Find This Year’s Wide Open Walls Murals

Artists work on a mural during 2017's Wide Open Walls festival.<p>×<p>Where to Find This Year’s Wide Open Walls Murals<p>Artists work on a mural during 2017's …

Streetwear

Infographic: 10 essential parts of highly ranked websites

When customers want to find you, are search engines offering your website as a top result?Digital marketers and PR pros must pay keen attention to …

Marketing

Housing was the world’s best investment over the last 150 years

Stocks will bring you highs, but periodically will seriously let you down. Treasury bonds will keep you safe, but they won’t make you rich. Housing? That’s the best of both worlds. In rich countries, over the very long term, housing investments get you returns similar to equities (like stocks and …

Housing

Dozens of goats overtake Boise neighborhood, possibly plotting world domination

The goatpocalypse is upon us.<p>At least, that's how it probably feels in one Boise neighborhood where dozens of goats were found just kinda roaming and …

Goats

Burgeoning Boise, the best-kept secret in the Pacific Northwest

In a city with a row of downtown restaurants that source locally and boast picture-perfect patios, plus three new taco eateries, two acclaimed hotel restaurants and a slew of specialty food shops, there is one place where you might have to wait in line. It serves two things: ice cream and …

Ice Cream

The new housing crisis: shut out of the market

Ten years after the housing collapse during the Great Recession, a new and different housing crisis has emerged.<p>Back then, people were losing their …

Housing

What to Pack for a Trip to Boise, Idaho

A visit to Boise, Idaho, means you’ll eat well and come away with beautiful memories (and most likely some beautiful photographs) and a unique appreciation for the city that this old stop on the Oregon Trail has become — and how it got there.<p>We suggest plenty of ways to spend your time in Boise in …

Hiking

Northern California Dominates List of Fastest-Growing Luxury Markets in U.S.

Due to the booming tech sector and strong foreign interest, northern California continues to lead in the luxury price growth across the U.S., …

Real Estate

Sacramento Proposes Marijuana Equity Program To Redress 'Criminalization of Cannabis' In Communities Of Color

From 2004 to 2016, 6,800 people were arrested solely for marijuana-related charges in Sacramento. About half of them were black.<p>Joe Devlin, chief of …

Cannabis

You are not original or creative on Instagram

Everyone on Instagram is living the same life.<p>If it seems when you scroll through your feed that everything looks similar, that’s probably because it is. That artfully constructed shot of your latté and avocado toast brunch? The shot of your feet dangling over the edge of a waterfall? You in the …

Photo Sharing

Your Favorite Cannabis Strains and Their Main Terpenes

Curious about what terpenes might be in some of your favorite cannabis strains? Here are some popular strains and the beneficial terpenes they …

Northern Lights

Who Owns a Home in America, in 12 Charts

Many homeownership trends have remained largely the same since 1960—with a few noteworthy shifts.<p>Updated: August 08, 2018<p>America is, by and large, a nation of homeowners. Though more than 100 million Americans rent, they’re outnumbered two-to-one by Americans who own their own home, according to …

Demographics

Why is CBD Illegal if it’s Non-Intoxicating?

Safe, effective and non-psychoactive… why is CBD still Schedule 1?The post Why is CBD Illegal if it’s Non-Intoxicating? appeared first on Leafly.

Cannabis

Experts Reveal How CBD Mellows Out Your Stress Levels Without Getting You "High"

You've probably seen a new ingredient advertised nearly everywhere lately, called CBD. It's popping up in bath bombs, massage oils, and even lattes …

Cannabis

Addiction and Adverse Childhood Experiences, Part 1

Pop quiz: At what age do our childhood hurts stop hurting? Put another way, what’s the cutoff point when you shift out of childhood pain and forget …

Mental Health

Housing Sours Suddenly. It Won't Come Back Any Time Soon.

The housing market has begun to sour , and in remarkably short order. In just a few months, the real estate environment has gone from bidding wars to a paucity of buyers. Construction activity has slowed and home prices have begun to slip. The weakness is hardly a surprise, since past pricing …

Real Estate

U.S. mortgage activity falls to two-and-a-half year low: MBA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. mortgage application activity decreased to its lowest in 2-1/2 years last week as loan requests to refinance an existing home fell to their weakest level since December 2000, the Mortgage Bankers Association said on Wednesday.<p>The Washington-based group's seasonally …

Real Estate

The economy is booming, yet Americans are struggling. An award-winning author explains why

The unemployment rate fell below 4 percent in July, the lowest it's been in nearly two decades. The job market is booming and the economy seems …

Income Inequality

This Housing Price Spike Is Different

In cities nationwide, home prices are at or above their pre-recession levels. But it’s no bubble.<p>Housing prices are cooking. Across the nation, the price of homes is rising faster than the rate of inflation—in some places by a factor of three. That’s true of high-cost cities such as Seattle and San …

Housing

Homeowners have more equity than ever but don’t want to tap it

Homeowners are sitting on a record amount of equity, but this time they’re stubbornly reluctant to borrow against it.<p>Strong home price appreciation has handed Americans more than $5.8 trillion of equity they could be tapping and aren’t, more than double the level in 2011, according to data provider …

Real Estate

Home affordability hits 10-year low in California. Same goes for Sacramento region

Housing affordability has hit a 10-year low throughout most of California, new data show, as three out of four state residents can no longer afford …

The U.S. Housing Market Looks Headed for Its Worst Slowdown in Years

They were fed up with Seattle’s home bidding wars. They were only in their late 20s but had already lost two battles and were ready to renew with …

Real Estate

Eager Millennial Buyers Hampered by Affordability Pressures

Your most eager customers for homeownership are likely young adult renters at the moment, but reality bites as they try to shop for a home. Young …

Home Ownership

The essential guide to second homes and vacation homes

At one time or another, most people have dreamt of owning a place where they can get away from it all, whether it be a cabin overlooking a scenic …

Vacation Homes

The New Housing Crisis: Shut Out Of The Market

Ten years after the housing collapse during the Great Recession, a new and different housing crisis has emerged.<p>Back then, people were losing their homes as home values crashed and homeowners went underwater. Today, home values have rebounded, but people who want to buy a new home are often priced …

Housing

These Are the Best 420-Friendly Hotels in the World | Leafly

With recreational cannabis making gains across the Americas, and medical legalization and decriminalization taking hold elsewhere around the globe, …

Cannabis

Hemp vs Marijuana: The Truth About CBD - Sava

While a variety of different types of CBD products are sold through medical cannabis dispensaries (in some states that have legalized cannabis), you …

Cannabis