When The Zombies Attack This Is Where You Will Want To Live

by Admin on Jun 05, 2014
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I used to think I was a bit weird loving Zombie movies as much as I do. I own pretty much every Zombie movie ever created, something my wife will never understand. And then last year, AMC released 'Walking Dead' which was a huge hit. It seems I am not alone in wondering what it would be like to live in a Zombie filled world...:)

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Easier Commutes and Cheaper Housing are Increasing as Main Reasons for Moving, Census Bureau Reports

by Admin on Jun 05, 2014
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Washington, D.C. - June 5, 2014 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) Among the 36 million people 1 year and over who moved between 2012 and 2013, 5 percent said the most important reason for moving was to be closer to work or for an easier commute, while another 8 percent cited the desire for cheaper housing, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The most common reasons for moving in 2013 were "wanted new or better home/apartment," "other housing reason" and "other family reason." 1392405295141 The report, Reason for Moving: 2012 to 2013, presents an in-depth look at 19 reasons why people changed residences during the previous year and is the Census Bureau's first on this topic since 2001. The Current Population Survey began asking a comparable version of this question in 1999. Today's report compares how these reasons have changed over time. In 1999, 3 percent moved to be closer to work or for an easier commute and 6 percent wanted cheaper housing while 21 percent of respondents "wanted [a] new or better home/apartment." This reason declined to 15 percent in 2013 and was not statistically different from the "other family" reason. "We asked people to select the reason that contributed most to their decision to move. Picking one reason can be difficult as moves are often motivated by many different, and oftentimes competing, factors," said the report's author, David Ihrke, a demographer in the Census Bureau's Journey to Work and Migration Statistics Branch. "For instance, if one's primary reason for moving is to be closer to work or having an easier commute, they may have to sacrifice other preferences. This could include forgoing cheaper housing options or settling for a different neighborhood. If they mainly want cheaper housing, they may have to deal with a longer commute." cb14-109_moving_graphic In addition to presenting the specific reasons for moving, the report combines these reasons into four collapsed categories: housing-related (48 percent); family-related, such as a change in marital status or establishing one's own household (30 percent); job-related (19 percent); and other (2 percent). For people who moved from one county to another, moving because of a job-related reason rose with the distance of the move: 23 percent of moves less than 50 miles and 48 percent of those 500 miles or more. Moving for housing-related reasons showed change in the opposite direction, comprising 42 percent of shorter distance moves and 18 percent of longer distance ones. Other highlights:

  • Men were more likely than women to move for job-related reasons.
  • Better-educated people were more likely to move for job-related reasons than those with lower levels of education.
  • Married respondents were the least likely to move for family-related reasons.
  • Moves within the same county were typically for housing-related reasons, while intercounty moves and moves from abroad were more for job-related reasons.
  • Several individual reasons, such as "change of climate," "health reasons" and "natural disaster," were each cited as the main reason for moving by fewer than 1 percent of householders.
The data are analyzed by a range of demographic characteristics, including age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, educational attainment, marital status, labor force status, type of move and distance moved. These national-level data were collected by the 2013 Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement. For people who are seeking to move, dwellr, a new Census Bureau app powered by American Community Survey statistics, can pull up a list of U.S. locations that matches users' preferences for such variables as city size, geographic region and job type. Data in this report are subject to sampling variability as well as nonsampling errors. Sources of nonsampling errors include errors of response, nonreporting and coverage. More details covering the design methodology are available online at www.census.gov. Contact: Robert Bernstein Public Information Office (301) 763-3030 pio@census.gov

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by Admin on Jun 04, 2014
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Realogy Named to 2014 Fortune 500 List

by Admin on Jun 04, 2014
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Madison, NJ - 06-02-2014 (Realogy.com) Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, was named as a member of the 2014 FORTUNE 500 list of America’s leading corporations. The list was released today by FORTUNE magazine, which annually publishes this prestigious ranking. Realogy earned the FORTUNE 500 designation based on its 2013 revenue of $5.3 billion. realogy_logo “We are pleased to reach this milestone for our company,” said Richard A. Smith, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Realogy. “Being recognized among the FORTUNE 500 speaks for itself.” A complete listing of the FORTUNE 500 is available at www.fortune.com/500. About Realogy Holdings Corp.: Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising with company-owned real estate brokerage operations doing business under its franchise systems as well as relocation and title services. Realogy's brands and business units include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty®, NRT LLC, Cartus and Title Resource Group. Collectively, Realogy's franchise system members operate approximately 13,600 offices with 247,000 independent sales associates doing business in 104 countries around the world. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, N.J. Media Contact: Mark Panus (973) 407-7215 mark.panus@realogy.com

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