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The 5 Least and Most Affordable Cities in the U.S.

This is the time of year when thousands of college graduates across the country are figuring out not only what they want to do with their lives, but also where they want to do it. For those who don’t have a job or an internship lined up already, deciding on a location (other than their parents’ basement) can be a tall order. While a host of factors can influence how good or bad a city is for someone who’s just starting out in the world, affordability is obviously paramount. By combining affordability indexes from Moneycrashers.com and the US Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey, which include factors such as median listing prices for homes in the area, commuting costs and household income, we’ve compiled a list of the five least and most affordable cities in the US. If you’re a Millennial entering the real world for the first time, this…

5 Housing Tips for College Grads

It’s graduation season, which means thousands of Millennials all over the country are currently figuring out not only how, but also where to live now that they’re out of college. While Accenture reports that more than 40 percent of American college graduates plan on moving back in with their parents, becoming a “boomerang kid” doesn’t have to be the only option for the class of 2016. Whether you’re a Millennial yourself or the proud parent of one, here are five housing tips for college grads from higher education to the real world: Start Online While friends and relatives can be great resources for finding a place to live, a more reliable option is to start with sites such as Trulia, Zillow or StreetEasy. All offer property reviews by local residents, as well as price trends and crime reports for a particular area. Another helpful site is Padmapper, which filters apartments by price…