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Money Can Grow On Trees

If asked, most people would probably assume (correctly) that houses with trees sell for more money than houses without trees; however, far fewer people would be able to correctly guess the size of the price difference. Go ahead, decide on a number in your head. Ready for the answer? According to the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station, having a tree in front of an urban house increases the home’s sale price by an average of $7,130! Even if you don't plan on selling, that same tree can provide you with serious energy savings while you live in the home.

Youngstown Ranked A Top 5 City for First-Time Home Buyers

As dwindling inventory continues to push home prices to greater and greater highs, many urban housing markets have risen completely out of reach of the typical home buyer. In no segment is this effect felt more profoundly than among first-time buyers, who lack the financial boon of having sold a previous house to pay for a new abode. Enter LendingTree, which sought to rank the nation's 100 largest cities according to several factors related to housing affordability. They found that Youngstown ranked as the fourth-most affordable city in the United States for first-time home buyers!

Support Meridian HealthCare at the Winter Sprinter

For the second year, Meridian HealthCare is holding their annual Winter Sprinter race to support addiction recovery and prevention in the Mahoning Valley! Register today to participate in either the 2-mile walk or 4-mile run; plus, enjoy an after-race breakfast! It's all happening Saturday, February 24th in Canfield.