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RVA, a love story

RVA by: Patricia Bradby After living in many places across the U.S. and around the globe, I have somehow found myself back to the place where I grew up: Richmond, VA.  However, after being back for almost a year and a half I am finding that there is still so much for me to discover. …

Steve Bannon scared the bejesus out of me on “60 Minutes”

Former White House Chief strategist, Steve Bannon, did an interview on a recent episode of “60 Minutes” with Charlie Rose and he said that the President will win the next election by a landslide. Is that possible? Which America is he living in? Well… I’m not going to sit idly by and let that happen? Are you?…

swing state ambassador: ashley alber in cleveland, ohio

Cleveland, Ohio population: 396,815 2016 Presidential election results: (Cuyahoga County) Clinton 65.4%, Trump 30.3%, Johnson 2.1% Mayor: Frank G. Jackson     Ashley Alber Venture Capital Investment Associate  How many years have you lived in Cleveland? 3 What brought you to Cleveland?  My boyfriend (now husband) and the fact that I wanted out of NYC!  *note…

reps are vulnerable here…

How do you feel about the American Health Care Act or AHCA? My guess is that you don’t like it. I don’t either. We need to send a message to our legislators. If they vote for AHCA, they are guaranteed to be fired by their constituents. How do we make this happen? MOVE THERE! Move to these vulnerable districts.  Seven of these vulnerable districts are within swing states and these are actually great places to live. Check them out: AZ 02: Tucson, Arizona  FL 25: Homestead, Florida and parts of Naples, Florida FL 26: Key West, Florida IA 01: Cedar Rapids, Iowa IA 03: Des…

swing state real estate: $179,000 fix up fantasy in Iowa

Can’t believe how little your money goes in NYC or San Francisco or Seattle…? Check out how far your dollar goes in our Swing States… To Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 401 19th Street, NE Cedar Rapids IA, 52402 A 3-bedroom, 3 bath home with major history and curb appeal built in 1938. Asking price is $179,000.…

Become a multi-generational family in a swing state

Please enjoy this perspective from Nancy Bach, our “resident boomer”.  My husband retired in 2014. We sold our home and traveled around the country and around the world for two years. That was long enough to want to settle down for a while, but the question was…where? We didn’t have any desire to buy a house immediately. We…

hipsters and hippies… I WANT YOU!

The Swing State Migration project was born after I read this article and after I attended this march. I originally intended for the project to focus on members of my generation. Millenials! There, I said it. I’m a millennial. I’ve learned to love my label mostly because I think we have the power to change…

get moving, millennials

Millennials are moving at historically low rates for young adults as pew research points out in this article. What is going on?! Fewer Millennials have spouses, children, and own homes than the generations before them- all things that could stop someone from relocating, but for millennials this doesn’t seem to matter. They are still staying put. What gives? I’m going to hope it’s motivation and let this be your motivation… MOVE TO A SWING STATE!!! photo credit: Mechanik / Shutterstock.com photo credit: Mechanik / Shutterstock.com

swing state real estate update: under $250,000 in raleigh

The Swing State Migration Project will periodically post real estate listings in swing states of interest. Can’t believe how little $300,000 gets you in NYC or San Francisco or Seattle…? Check out how far your dollar goes in our Swing States… To Raleigh, North Carolina. 7916 Featherstone Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615 image from zillow.com.…