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At ForTheBestRate.com, we looking for ways to help our readers live well without spending a fortune. We’ve put together a series of posts exploring great places to live, work, and play while not selling off your grandpa’s baseball card collection. Have any ideas you’d like to share? Feel free to add your two cents.

Living

3 Great Cities for Small Businesses

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So where are the best places to start a small business? Take a look at these three popular cities: # 3. San Francisco According to recent post on Mashable.com’s Business...

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3 Bike Friendly Cities in the US

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# 3. Minneapolis, MN Bicycling magazine recently released its list of the Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities, with Minneapolis scoring the number 1 spot. With 120 miles of on- and off-street...

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Location Most Important for International Home Buyers

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In June, the NAR published its latest “Profile of International Home Buying Activity.” It is a detailed analysis of property purchases that took place from March 2011 through March 2012....

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How to Prepare for Hurricane Season – Checklist

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Even if you live hundreds of miles from any coastline, it pays to be prepared during hurricane season. More than once, changing weather conditions have turned storms inland, surprising non-coastal...

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Top Foodie Real Estate Markets

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Whether you are a dyed in the wool foodie or an aspiring chef, there are cities across the country that will not disappoint! The following list is full of locations...

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Tips For Buying a Vacation Home in California

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The following is a post courtesy of Joseph Miller of HomeAway.com. The perfect vacation home sets the stage to relax, has a few luxurious amenities and a fantastic location. Vacation...

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Tips on Furnishing Your Home on a Tight Budget

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Once you’ve settled into your new home, you may realize you have a lot of extra space. Making the transition from a two-bedroom apartment to a three-bedroom house with a...

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Fun Places for Young People

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1. Provo, UT Home to Bringham Young University, one of the largest private universities in the country; Provo is home to a young population with a median age of 22.5. ...

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4 Great Neighborhoods in Asheville

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Looking for the perfect place to call home in Asheville? With a number of attractive neighborhood options to choose from, you’re sure to find a great community to put down...

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3 Ideal Cities for Active Retirees

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# 3. Madison, Wisconsin This year, Forbes named their “25 Best Cities for an Active Retirement” and the capital city of Wisconsin topped the list. According to Forbes, Madison has...

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4 Popular Southwest Cities For Vacation Homes

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With its majestic mountain ranges, pristine lakes and warm, arid climate, the American southwest is a popular destination for all sorts of people. Whether you love the landscape, the lifestyle,...

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Real Estate Downsizing Considerations

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Whether the goal is to cut costs, simplify life, or to live in a smaller space once children have moved on to homes of their own, it can be exciting...