Virginia, Perfect for Young Families

Virginia is an anchor in the mid-Atlantic region, squarely between the Southeast — one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. — and the Northeast, the country’s economic center. In turn, Virginia has adopted elements of both regions, allowing young families living in the commonwealth their choice of communities: affordable and fast growing or…

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Great Reason for Moving to a Small City

Here's why choosing a small city is one you won't regret. As bittersweet as it is to pack up and drive away one last time, remember that the world is your oyster. While some of your friends might be flocking to massive metropolises to start their post-college lives and careers, big cities aren’t the only…

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Virginia is a “Best State” to Live in 2018

Do you live in one of the best states in America? You might think people across the nation like to think they live in the best place in the country. After all, you wouldn’t spend your lives somewhere that you truly didn’t love. Right? Not always. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center study…

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Manassas, VA 4th of July Fireworks, Parades And More

Here's your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events in and around Manassas. July 4th is quickly approaching, which means it's time to fire up that grill, stock up on sparklers and find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on near you this Independence Day.…

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Virginia: A “Best State to Retire”

You’re really going to do it. You worked your last day, you ate the cake and you decided to move to the best retirement spot in America. Next question: Where is that? Bankrate looked at costs, weather, health care, crime, taxes, cultural amenities and a few other things important to seniors and have determined the…

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Should Active Military Rent or Own?

Deciding when to take the home-buying plunge can be tough. For military members and their families, the unique nature of their service often adds a new layer of consideration. Here are a few key things to consider. 1. Frequent relocation Active-duty military personnel move frequently, often once every two to three years. Prospective buyers should…

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It Cost More to Own vs. Rent in Virginia

Owning a home is often considered the American dream — and it's an expensive one. Homeowners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., pay from 33% to 93% more for housing each month than do renters living in the same state, according to a new NerdWallet analysis. But many homeowners reap benefits that you can't…

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Manassas is a Top Place to Live in Virginia

Recent rankings from Niche break down the best places to live in Virginia, and both Manassas Park and Manassas made the list. Where's the best place to live in Virginia? That depends on who you ask, but a few short months ago Niche.com ranked both Manassas Park and Manassas, suburbs of the nation's capital, as…

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Reasons Why Military Should Not Buy A House

Renting can be less expensive outright: Depending on the market trends on your area, you might be able to find a great rental for significantly less than a mortgage payment. Houses cost more than they seem: Sure, there is the purchase price of the house — and you're probably smart enough to calculate insurance and…

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Veterans Shop Tax Free

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers…

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