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How to get pre-approved for a mortgage

Jean Folger

Dallas, TX homebuyer's guide


Ethan David

Enjoy top-notch shopping, art, and entertainment, plus a flourishing job market, in the Lone Star State’s third largest city.

Austin, TX homebuyer’s guide


Shannon Perry

Meet the Texas city that proudly sports the slogan “Keep Austin Weird.”

Charlotte, NC homebuyer’s guide


Iris Miller

Meet the Queen City, one of the largest financial hubs in the U.S.

Phoenix, AZ homebuyer’s guide


Becca Stanek

Soak up city life, sunny days, and a slightly lower cost of living.

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Newton Mathews works as a freelancer, traveler, and blogger online. He enjoys assisting others by sharing relevant information and also enjoys posting reviews of locations that are helpful, in-depth, and Read More


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Originally from Queens, New York, Ram Andrew Ayala now lives in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from Warner University with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing and Read More


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Charles Owen travels and works as a freelancer. He takes pleasure in educating others and helping them out. He appreciates sharing in-depth, informative assessments of places on his blogs. Read More


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Jenna Bacic

Jenna is a lifelong resident of the Triangle and currently calls downtown Cary home. She grew up a passionate Wolfpack fan and attended NC State University and graduated in 2016. Read More


Jonathan Moody

Jonathan Moody is a 39-year-old graduate of UT Martin. He's new to the California area, but enjoys spending time in local neighborhoods. He is a proud writer, painter, singer-songwriter, and Read More


Hallie Hartley

Hallie fell in love with Raleigh while at NC State and, after graduating in 2016, decided to stay in the area. She currently lives near the PNC Arena and regularly Read More


Jody Mace

Jody Mace is the publisher and editor of Triangle on the Cheap. She shows her readers that you don’t have to spend a lot to take advantage of all that Read More


Scott Bader

Scott is a Raleigh native and huge fan of the Carolina Hurricanes. He currently works in sales and lives with his fiancée near PNC Arena. His favorite things to do Read More


Kelsey Kennedy

Kelsey Kennedy is a long-time Austin resident, lifestyle blogger, and the author of Amazon best-seller Austin Food Crawls: Touring The Neighborhoods One Bite and Libation at a Time. She helps Read More


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Gennifer Rose is a blogger and content creator based out of Sacramento. She and her husband have two kids and together they travel the state of California in search of Read More


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Nelli Tokleh doubles as a communications professional and food blogger. You can likely find her at a local wine bar or scoping out the latest restaurant in town. Connect with Read More


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Caroline Gelabert-Noh is a writer and founder of the website EatDrinkLA which focuses on food and life in Los Angeles. She lives in Glendale with her husband and two boys. Read More


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Stefan Fagerholm is the owner of LifeHacksLA, a brand that includes a large Instagram following, a weekly blog and podcast and a private meetup club all dedicated to sharing the Read More


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