10 Most Popular Cities for Millennial Homebuyers

We often hear that Millennials are currently driving the housing market. This rings true even for those in their 20’s nearing their 30’s, a prime time for first-time buyers. In a recent report, Realtor lists the most popular U.S. cities for Millennial homebuyers between the ages of 20 and 29 by looking at where they took out the highest percentage of mortgages last year from a pool of 200 large metropolitan areas.

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Companies with the Best Outlook in 2019

Comparably, a platform that provides comprehensive data on work culture for companies across the United States, just released their Best Company Outlook Awards 2019. The annual awards highlight companies with the best outlook, who are ranked by employee ratings regarding how they feel about the company’s future and whether they would recommend the company to a friend.

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Facts on the Current State of U.S. Women

This month is Women’s History Month, dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the central role of women in American history. In honor of this occasion, NAWRB presents important facts by the U.S. Census Bureau on the current state of women in their latest Facts for Features piece.

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SBA Announces the Nation’s Top Small Business Persons

Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, announced the winners of the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year awards, recognizing innovative entrepreneurs contributing to their local economy and community from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.

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Vienna Holds 10-Year Ranking for Best Quality of Living

For the 10th year in a row, Vienna, Austria has ranked as the top city for providing its citizens with the best quality of life, according to Mercer’s 2019 Quality of Living Ranking. Zurich, Switzerland, was the runner up for best quality of life, while most of Western Europe dominated the ranking. Luxembourg was also named the safest city in the world.

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California’s Cooling Housing Market to Continue into 2020

The latest UCLA Anderson Forecast of California’s economic and housing market reports that housing will continue to cool into the year 2020 despite current job growth and strong economy. The economists attribute the weakening to falling home prices in major markets and decreased demand.

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Many Organizations Not Prioritizing Gender-Diverse Leadership

According to a recent report by IBM titled “Women Leadership, and the Priority Paradox,” a significant share of organizations are not making the increased inclusion of women in leadership roles a top business priority. Among the 2,300 organizations that were surveyed worldwide, only 18 percent had women in top leadership positions, including the C-suite, vice presidents, directors and senior managers. This finding is in stark contrast to a new wave of advocacy for gender-diverse leadership and a common understanding that diverse leadership leads to better financial performance.

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Announcing the 2019 NAWRB Conference & Leadership Awards!

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is pleased to announce the 2019 NAWRB Annual Conference, Redefining Leadership, on August 4th-7th at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California. Following the success of last year’s conference, this event will feature inspiring SHETalks from women leaders, a diverse array of expert panels, one-on-one opportunities with key players in the industry and thorough discussions of pivotal issues affecting the housing and real estate ecosystem.

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