2021 Conforming Loan Limit Rises to $548,250

Thanks to another year of stellar home price appreciation, the 2021 conforming loan limit will increase to $548,250, per the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). This is the maximum loan amount for mortgages that can be acquired by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, known as conforming mortgages. The figure is up from $510,400 for mortgages [&hellip

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Popular Housing Markets During the Pandemic

There’s something weird happening with the real estate markets today. Normally in a recession, demand for rentals goes up while demand for houses goes down. But if there’s anything 2020 has taught us, it’s that everything is turned on its head right now.  Instead, we’re seeing an interesting trend: despite the ongoing pandemic, home-buying is […]

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How to Retire in Austria: Costs, Visas and More

From Oktoberfest to the Salzburg Summer Festival, Austria seems to have festivities year-round. This German-speaking nation of some 9 million has a rich cultural heritage and can boast of such fabled composers as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, … Continue reading →

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How to Retire in Singapore: Costs, Visas and More

Singapore is a tiny country made up of 64 islands clustered around the end of the Malay Peninsula. Most of its population of nearly 6 million lives in Singapore City. Many locals speak English, and it is home to many … Continue reading →

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Best Cities for Diversity in STEM – 2020 Edition

Over the past 30 years, employment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs has grown by almost 80%, according to a recent figure from Pew Research Center. However, there is still significant disparity in representation across gender lines and … Continue reading →

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15 Top Income-Earning Blogs: Make Money Online Blogging [Infographic]

The World’s Top-Earning Blogs Are Making Serious Money Online What are the top income-earning blogs? It’s not an easy question to answer. For one, most of the top paid bloggers don’t disclose how much their blogs make.  If they did, this list of profitable blogs might look much different. Another reason it’s hard to rank […]

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