Unclutter Your Bathroom with a Shower Caddy

Organize your bathroom with the right shower caddy.

Organize your bathroom with the right shower caddy. (Zenna Home/)

Do you have soap bars, shampoo bottles, razors and other essentials cluttering up your bathroom vanity or living on your shower floor. The state of disorder in a messy bathroom is a constant eyesore — and can be embarrassing when you have guests visiting. So, how do you organize your bathroom without taking up too much space? Easy — your answer is a shower caddy. Here are 5 great shower caddies to choose from to organize your bathroom essentials.

Metal Wire Bathroom Shower and Tub Caddy

This caddy features two flat storage shelves, six angled shelf baskets and two double hooks for holding razors.

This caddy features two flat storage shelves, six angled shelf baskets and two double hooks for holding razors. (mDesign/)

With its extra-wide design, mDesign’s metal wire tub and shower caddy provides plenty of storage space. A plastic suction cup helps it adhere to clean, non-porous and smooth surfaces. It’s constructed with a durable steel wire with a rust-resistant finish. Its unique angled shower baskets allow you to turn shampoo and conditioner bottles around backward, which is helpful when you’re nearing the end of a bottle. What’s more, the open-center design means it’s compatible with handheld shower heads.

Corner Shower Caddy

The AllZone tension corner shelf comes with one towel bar and four shelves.

The AllZone tension corner shelf comes with one towel bar and four shelves. (AllZone/)

Have a small shower space? This corner unit shower caddy is a good solution. Although it has deep shelves, its compact design provides organization and functionality to keep all your shower essentials at arm’s reach. Holes in the shelves mean water drains away freely. It doesn’t damage your shower ceiling or floor either.

Metal Wire Hanging Shower Caddy

This hanging shower caddy has two metal wire racks enabling you to store your soap, shampoo, conditioner and creams while allowing for water drainage.

This hanging shower caddy has two metal wire racks enabling you to store your soap, shampoo, conditioner and creams while allowing for water drainage. (iDesign/)

The lower hooks hold your washcloth, razor, sponge, loofah and more. It’s perfect for your master, guest bathroom or child’s bathroom. The bottom hooks are great for drying washcloths and other bathroom essentials between showers. To match any decor, the iDesign shower caddy has several rust-resistant, elegant-looking finishes, including bronze, rose gold, pearl white, satin and matte black.

Over-The-Shower Caddy

This over-the-shower caddy has four baskets that slide outward to provide you with custom storage and let you fit tall bottles.

This over-the-shower caddy has four baskets that slide outward to provide you with custom storage and let you fit tall bottles. (Zenna Home/)

Zenna’s over-the-shower caddy has an expanding basket feature that allows you to use a handheld shower hose with your caddy, thanks to its split-down-the-middle design. Available in chrome or bronze, it comes with holders and hooks for more storage as well as a non-slip collar that fits over the shower head securely.

Stainless Steel + Anodized Aluminum Shower Caddy

This aluminum shower caddy is specifically designed with handheld showerhead compatibility and family-size shelf space.

This aluminum shower caddy is specifically designed with handheld showerhead compatibility and family-size shelf space. (simplehuman/)

This caddy is constructed with solid engineering and quality materials to last even the toughest environment for years. Organize your shower essentials in the family-size capacity shelves and keep them within easy reach. You can slide it up and down easily with the quick-adjust dial to make room for taller bottles. Have bulky shower tools? No problem: It’s designed for storing big items like electric toothbrushes, razors, and facial cleansing brushes. Ships with a 5-year warranty too.

Why the Homeownership Rate Is Still Falling for Many People of Color

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Achieving the American dream of homeownership has become a benchmark that many folks use to measure their success. But it isn’t as attainable for many people of color—particularly black Americans—and that’s better or worse depending on where they live.

For example, just 8% of black residents living in Montana and North Dakota owned their home, according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors®. Mississippi, Wyoming, and South Carolina had the highest homeownership rate for blacks, at 54%, 53%, and 51%, respectively. NAR relied on American Community Survey data from 2018 for homeownership information.

Nationally, black Americans had the lowest homeownership rate of any group, at just 44% in the last quarter of 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And that percentage has been steadily rising over the past few years. But it’s significantly lower than that for white Americans, who had the highest homeownership rate, at 73.7%. And it’s less than that of other minorities, including Asian Americans, at 57.6%, and Hispanic Americans, at 48.1%.

“For African Americans and Hispanic Americans, it’s particularly difficult to enter the housing market today,” says Jessica Lautz, NAR’s vice president of research.

Blacks in particular often have lower incomes, were hit harder by subprime loans and the most recent foreclosure crisis, and are more likely be rejected for a mortgage. They’re also less likely to have family help with a down payment thanks to racist historic government and other policies that kept many blacks out of the housing market. (Those policies are now illegal.)

“Lost generational wealth has continued to make it difficult for African American buyers,” Lautz says.

The association was able to put together a more detailed portrait of home buyers from a survey it sent to people who purchased properties between July 2018 and June 2019. Nearly 5,900 recent buyers answered the questionnaire.

Black buyers who responded to the NAR survey had a median household income of $75,000 and had about $38,060 of student debt. With the lowest incomes and highest debt loads, they purchased the cheapest homes of any racial group, at a median $228,000. That’s far lower than the median list price of $300,000 in January, according to realtor.com®.

They also had the highest mortgage loan application rejection rate, at 13% (compared with 4% for Asian and Hispanic Americans and 5% of would-be white buyers). While some of this may be due to persistent racial discrimination, the most common reason they were denied was due to having a high debt-to-income ratio. This means they had high amounts of debt compared with their earnings.

“African Americans were more likely to have a higher amount of student debt than white Americans,” says Lautz. Coupled with lower incomes, “it’s likely harder to pay down that debt and save for a home.”

Asian Americans had the highest incomes, a median $111,7000, and purchased the most expensive homes with a median price tag of $435,000. On the low end of the homeownership spectrum, just 21% of Asian American residents of North Dakota were homeowners. But 71% of Asian American residents in South Carolina owned their homes.

White Americans had the second-highest income, at a median $94,500. They bought homes for a median $255,000. They also had high homeownership rates across the 50 states and the District of Columbia. It was highest in Mississippi, at 78%, and Michigan, at 77%, and lowest in Washington, DC, at 49%; Hawaii, at 54%; and California, at 59%.

Hispanic American respondents had a median income of $81,250 and bought residences with a median price of $255,000. They had the lowest homeownership rates in New York, at 26%, and Massachusetts, at 26%, and the highest rates in Wyoming, at 65%, New Mexico, at 63%, and Maine, at 60%.

“There is a higher share of multigenerational buyers in Latino communities,” says Lautz. “You can be pooling incomes and be able to purchase a home that’s a little larger. Or it could be a strain on the household finances because someone cannot work because someone is retired or someone has a [young] child.”

The lower homeownership rate for minorities could hurt their bottom line in the long run.

“They lose access to the financial stability and wealth building that homeownership provides,” says Lautz.

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Five Men’s Wallets Worth Pocketing

Find the right wallet to fit your needs and individual style.

Find the right wallet to fit your needs and individual style. (Pixabay/)

Whether you need a heavy lifting wallet that can carry around tons of cards, photos and cash, or you want to slim down your profile a bit with a minimalist wallet, we’ve scoured the web to find five amazing options. As a gift to the man in your life or if you’re shopping solo for your own, these men’s wallets get top marks.

HIMI Men’s Genuine Leather RFID Blocking Bifold Wallet

Stylish and functional, this bifold wallet comes in a wide variety of colors and styles.

Stylish and functional, this bifold wallet comes in a wide variety of colors and styles. (HIMI/)

Practical, yet beautiful, this wallet is made of 100 percent genuine Italian leather and offers a variety of features including two identification windows, 10 credit card slots and RFID blocking protection. It’s available in 24 colors, including several bright hues.

Buffway Slim Minimalist Front Pocket Wallet

This minimalist wallet has just enough room for the essentials.

This minimalist wallet has just enough room for the essentials. (Buffway/)

Stacking up to only 0.45 inches in height when filled, this wallet offers room for the necessities without creating a tempting target to thieves. It’s small enough to fit comfortably in front pockets while remaining feature-rich with RFID blocking, an idea window and room for eight cards and cash.

Trayvax Ascent Minimalist Wallet and Credit Card Holder

This wallet is rugged, stylish and built to last.

This wallet is rugged, stylish and built to last. (Trayvax/)

How many wallets are backed by 65-year heirloom warranties? This model from Trayvax is meant to hold four to seven credit cards and up to five bills. The pull tab offers easy access to your money and cash.

Serman Brands Bifold Genuine Leather Wallet with Money Clip

This wallet shows you can be slim and rugged at the same time.

This wallet shows you can be slim and rugged at the same time. (Serman Brands/)

Secure your privacy and protect your money with a wallet suited for any environment. Backed by a 12-month warranty, it’s feature-rich with RFID blocking, a money clip for your cash and a unique pull strap for your credit cards. Available in 11 colors.

ARW Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking Wallet

Made of carbon fiber material, this wallet keeps your money and your privacy safe.

Made of carbon fiber material, this wallet keeps your money and your privacy safe. (ARW/)

Slim and light enough to carry in your front pocket, this wallet includes RFID blocking, large capacity storage (suitable for 15 cards and 5 folded bills), and a money clip.

Go Old School with a New Fanny Pack

Fanny packs are back, so find the right one for you.

Fanny packs are back, so find the right one for you. (JanSport/)

The task of stashing day-to-day items on you seems to just get more and more daunting. Wallets fatten, pockets bulge and purses can become bottomless pits of junk collectors. However, a good fanny pack – also sometimes called a waist pack or hip pack – can be the catch-all solution to uncomfortably lugging your personal effects for hours on end.

If you thought fanny packs went out of style in the 1980s … well, you’re right. But like so many things from that decade, they’re making a comeback now. Here are five of our favorite bags to grab and toss on as you head for the door the next time you’re about to leave home.

Yome Waist Pack Belt Bag

Three pouches hold all of your daily needs, including a bigger storage compartment for larger items like a bottle of water.

Three pouches hold all of your daily needs, including a bigger storage compartment for larger items like a bottle of water. (Yome/)

The sturdy zippers and heavy-duty pull tags here give you the peace of mind of security and durability, while the design remains elegant for use for all types of errands and activities. The largest pocket also has a headphone jack for easy listening on your smartphone.

Everest Signature Waist Pack

Built as tough as its namesake, the Everest bag boldly delivers safety and security.

Built as tough as its namesake, the Everest bag boldly delivers safety and security. (Everest/)

The expandable waistband allows this pack to be worn sling-style across your body for maximum versatility. With more than 30 color choices, there is even more room for personalization to fit neatly into your preferred style.

JanSport Fifth Ave Fanny Pack

Fun and familiarity are always included in the JanSport family of products.

Fun and familiarity are always included in the JanSport family of products. (JanSport/)

A lightweight design and lifetime guarantee are the names of the game here. With an expansive larger pocket and smaller front compartment, there is plenty of room for your wallet, phone, tablet and even some extra for the nostalgia you may have of your first days of school with a JanSport slung over your shoulders.

Herschel Supply Co. Seventeen Hip Pack

This stylish alternative to your traditional hip bag is a statement piece in its own right.

This stylish alternative to your traditional hip bag is a statement piece in its own right. (Herschel/)

Herchel’s signature attention to detail doesn’t go unnoticed here, with a fine polyester exterior and nylon interior that offers full protection, delivered in a timeless form. The two zipper pouches are elegantly designed to be fully accessible while also keeping a sleek, low profile that can complement any look.

Waterfly Slim Fanny Pack

The Waterfly fanny pack is a great training companion, with a sports-minded design to help you get across the finish line.

The Waterfly fanny pack is a great training companion, with a sports-minded design to help you get across the finish line. (Waterfly/)

The slimmer profile of this bag reduces drag during your movement, and the nylon exterior is water-resistant, keeping your valuables safe and dry while you are running, hiking, cycling or climbing. Plus the material is breathable to help circulate air between the bag and your body during use.

Go All In with These Poker Chip Sets

Who's ready for a game of poker? First grab the right set of poker chips.

Who’s ready for a game of poker? First grab the right set of poker chips. (Pixabay/)

From Texas Hold ‘Em to 7-Card Stud, poker is a popular pastime. If you’re looking to take your game night to the next level, the right poker set can make all the difference. We’ve scoured the web looking for the very best poker sets around. Read on for a closer look at four of our favorites.

Fat Cat Texas Hold ’em Clay Poker Chip Set

This poker set is designed for poker nights at home and taking the show on the road.

This poker set is designed for poker nights at home and taking the show on the road. (Fat Cat/)

This high-quality poker chip set makes a bold impression thanks to its sleek silver aluminum travel case. The case doesn’t just look good, however. It also protects the set’s contents, including 500 Claytec 11.5 gram poker chips which deliver the uniquely satisfying “clack” you’d find at a Vegas casino table. Enjoy maximum variety of play thanks to 150 red, 150 white, 100 blue, 50 black and 50 green chips.

Professional Poker Set with Case by Rally & Roar

This all-inclusive poker set from Rally and Roar offers endless gaming options.

This all-inclusive poker set from Rally and Roar offers endless gaming options. (Rally & Roar/)

There are poker sets, and there’s this all-inclusive poker accessories set from Rally and Roar. Available in 200, 300 or 500 chip options, this professional-grade dealer set features a sturdy case, detailed chips, five Grade AAA casino dice, and dealer, big blind and small blind buttons – in other words, everything else you need to play the game of your choice in the location of your choice.

Brybelly Poker Chip Set in Wooden Carousel Case

The carousel-design makes for easy access to components.

The carousel-design makes for easy access to components. (Brybelly/)

Take this revolving poker chip set from Brybelly out for a spin! A carousel-design provides quick access to 200 11.5g poker chips made from durable clay composite materials and two decks of cards. The solid wood carousel is as elegant as it is efficient, while a silver carrying handle is a nice finishing touch.

Da Vinci Set of of 750 Casino Del Sol 11.5 Gram Poker Chips with Case

A masterpiece of a poker set from a master manufacturer.

A masterpiece of a poker set from a master manufacturer. (Da Vinci/)

Everything about this set screams “class” from 750 chips featuring the striking Casino Del Sol design to the heavy duty aluminum case, which offers the perfect fusion of form and function. Whether you’re looking to elevate your weekly poker game or throwing your first-ever casino party, you can’t go wrong with this stunning poker set.

Tidy Up Your Lawn with the Right Mulch

Take your yard to the next level with the right mulch.

Take your yard to the next level with the right mulch. (Pixa/)

Mulch does far more than just beautify your garden beds and landscaping. Mulch can help protect plants from the heat and sun by preserving moisture and keeping roots cool and moist. Mulch products are also ideal for kids’ play areas; rubber mulch can provide a soft landing and prevent injuries on the playground. Mulch is also ideal for protecting walkways; popular paths through your yard can swiftly become bald and bare if you don’t mulch them; resulting in an unattractive and uneven look instead of a decorative feature. Here are four of our favorite mulch options to consider for your yard – and the best applications for each.

Rubber Mulch

Rubber mulch cushions the ground and prevents injury.

Rubber mulch cushions the ground and prevents injury. (Amazon/)

This mulch makes your playground and swing set area more safe for kids. It also helps define this area in your yard, resulting in a more pleasing and inviting kids’ zone outdoors. Rubber mulch has another positive feature as well — it’s made from post-consumer waste and the most eco-conscious option for your home.

Potting Mulch

Not all mulch is designed to cover large areas; your potted plants need to be mulched as well, otherwise they could dry out swiftly in warm weather.

Not all mulch is designed to cover large areas; your potted plants need to be mulched as well, otherwise they could dry out swiftly in warm weather. (Amazon/)

Choose a mulch that is finely chopped for best results in containers; the finer fill will expand to fit all areas of the pot and offer the most protection for the plant. If you’re worried about cats or wildlife getting into your plants, mulch can help keep them away.

Mulch Border

A border keeps your mulch where it belongs.

A border keeps your mulch where it belongs. (Amazon/)

Lightweight mulches in particular can blow away or scatter across your yard if you don’t contain them. Use a mulch border to keep everything tidy and ensure your mulch stays where you intend it to.

Mulch Weed Barrier

Fight off weeds in your garden with barrier cloth.

Fight off weeds in your garden with barrier cloth. (Amazon/)

Prevent weeds from growing through your mulch and ensure your plants get off to a great start when you mulch with this popular barrier cloth. Easy to cut and secure, barrier mulch can prevent hours of uncomfortable weeding and allow you to see the fruits of your labors without a lot of distraction. Use alone or top with a pine straw, wood chip or other mulch, depending on your preferred look.

Our Favorite Coconut Oils for Cooking

Coconut oil is great for cooking and personal care.

Coconut oil is great for cooking and personal care. (Pixabay/)

Coconut oil is heralded as a “superfood” for its many positive effects ranging from enhancing heart health to boosting brain function. But as more and more people embrace cooking with this fatty acid-rich beneficial oil, they face a common challenge: Deciding which coconut oil product to buy. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of four of our favorite coconut oils. Here’s a closer look at which ones came out on top.

Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

This brand offers organic, unrefined oil from coconuts grown in the Philippines.Viva Naturals

This brand offers organic, unrefined oil from coconuts grown in the Philippines.Viva Naturals (Viva Naturals/)

If you’re looking to maximize the benefits of coconut oil for cooking and more, look no further than this organic, unrefined option from Viva Naturals. What makes it so potent? It’s sourced directly from fresh coconuts grown in the Philippines’ fertile volcanic soil and cold-pressed to minimize the impact of processing and protect the purity of the oils. In addition to cooking with this MCT-packed coconut oil, we also love it for its rejuvenating benefits for skin and hair while the tropical fragrance is to-die-for.

Nutiva Organic, Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil

Health and beauty benefits abound with this all-natural coconut oil.

Health and beauty benefits abound with this all-natural coconut oil. (Nutiva Organic/)

Enjoy consummate creaminess when sautéing and baking with this nourishing, lauric acid-loaded coconut oil. Rich in nutrients but remarkably smooth and light-tasting, it’s an ideal complement to a variety of diets, including vegetarian, vegan, whole food, paleo, raw and gluten-free. All-natural Nutiva Virgin Coconut Oil’s benefits aren’t limited to cooking, however. It’s also a moisturizing and conditioning remedy for dry, damaged skin and hair. One more thing to love about Nutiva: Not only is the company Non-GMO certified, but it also donates one percent of sales to sustainable agriculture.

Carrington Farms Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

Ideal for sautéing veggies while also being suitable for high-heat cooking of up to 350 degrees.

Ideal for sautéing veggies while also being suitable for high-heat cooking of up to 350 degrees. (Carrington Farms/)

This nutrient-dense virgin coconut oil gets high marks for versatility. It’s ideal for sautéing veggies and smoothies while also being suitable for high-heat cooking of up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This oil also doubles as a beauty treatment for skin and hair. In addition to using only the most pristine coconuts, the oil cold-pressed and filtered four times to optimize MCTs while maintaining a fine, silky-smooth texture.

Garden of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

This brand is clear of hydrogenation, bleaching, refining, and deodorizing.

This brand is clear of hydrogenation, bleaching, refining, and deodorizing. (Garden of Life /)

Extra virgin coconut oil is one of the healthiest dietary oils in the world. Garden of Life takes meaningful measures to ensure that its customers derive the most benefits, including steering clear of hydrogenation, bleaching, refining and deodorizing during its careful cold-pressing process. Factor in sustainable harvesting, and it’s easy to see why this one’s a popular pick among coconut oil enthusiasts.

Austin, Nashville Rank at Top of Hottest U.S. Job Markets

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The two hottest U.S. job markets in 2019 were growing Southern state capitals with vibrant music scenes and an influx of technology jobs.

Austin, Texas, topped the list for the second consecutive year, according to a Wall Street Journal ranking of new data collected by Moody’s Analytics. Nashville, Tenn., jumped to the No. 2 spot from seventh. Both cities anchor metropolitan areas of around two million people.

The Journal worked with Moody’s Analytics to assess the labor market in 381 metro areas. Each region was ranked on five metrics: the unemployment rate, labor-force participation rate, job growth, labor-force growth and wage growth.

An average of those rankings was used to determine the hottest labor market in the U.S. for metro areas with more than one million people, and separately for less populous regions.

Austin—a tech hub and college town—remains attractive to workers thanks to low unemployment and high wage growth. Nashville has low unemployment and high labor-force growth.

Apple Inc. is among companies bringing jobs to Austin. In 2019, it started construction of a $1 billion corporate campus with a capacity for up to 15,000 employees. It already has 7,000 workers in Austin.

Amazon is building a campus in downtown Nashville with the goal of hiring 5,000 people, adding to the city’s growth spurt in recent years.

Denver moved up in the ranks to third place from ninth. Seattle and San Francisco also moved up to round out the top five large metropolitan areas for job growth.

Among smaller metropolitan areas, Boulder, Colo., beat out Midland, Texas, for the top of the list. Two other Colorado areas—Greeley and Fort Collins—made the top 10.

Graphic: How does your metro area stack up?

To determine the rankings, five metrics were used:

• The unemployment rate—a low rate suggests ample opportunities for those seeking work

• Labor-force participation rate—shows what share of adults is employed or seeking work.

• Job growth—the rate at which employers added to payrolls last year.

• Labor force growth—shows whether a region is attracting new workers, either from elsewhere or off the sideline.

• Wage growth—shows whether employers are paying more to attract and retain workers.

 

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Historic Snapshots of Our Baseball Heroes During Spring Training in Florida

Florida has been home to Major League Baseball’s spring training since the turn of the last century. It was the Philadelphia Phillies who made the original pilgrimage, spending two weeks in Jacksonville in 1889. They were joined in Florida by the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians in 1913. Within a few years, the Grapefruit League was formed.
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So many National Baseball Hall of Famers have trained in Florida, it’s hard to keep track. But here are some of our favorite photos of our heroes throughout the decades.

Florida has been home to Major League Baseball’s spring training since the turn of the last century. It was the Philadelphia Phillies who made the original pilgrimage, spending two weeks in Jacksonville in 1889. They were joined in Florida by the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians in 1913. Within a few years, the Grapefruit League was formed.
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So many National Baseball Hall of Famers have trained in Florida, it’s hard to keep track. But here are some of our favorite photos of our heroes throughout the decades. (Getty Images/)

A young Boston Red Sox pitcher named Babe Ruth has a laugh with team manager Ed Barrow (left) and Billy Sunday during a workout in Jacksonville in 1919. After that season, Ruth would be sold to the New York Yankees.

A young Boston Red Sox pitcher named Babe Ruth has a laugh with team manager Ed Barrow (left) and Billy Sunday during a workout in Jacksonville in 1919. After that season, Ruth would be sold to the New York Yankees. (Getty Images/)

New York Giants first baseman Johnny Mize, left, chats with Dick Bartell, Joe Orengo, Mel Ott and Bill Werber in March of 1942 in Miami. Mize’s career - 359 home runs and a .312 batting average - was overshadowed at the time by baseball giants such as Joe DiMaggio and Stan Musial, but he would be voted into the Hall of Fame in 1981 - nearly 30 years after he retired.

New York Giants first baseman Johnny Mize, left, chats with Dick Bartell, Joe Orengo, Mel Ott and Bill Werber in March of 1942 in Miami. Mize’s career – 359 home runs and a .312 batting average – was overshadowed at the time by baseball giants such as Joe DiMaggio and Stan Musial, but he would be voted into the Hall of Fame in 1981 – nearly 30 years after he retired. (Getty Images/)

Another Red Sox legend - Ted Williams - is shown here in Sarasota in 1955 with Carl Furillo, left, and Duke Snider. Williams spent his entire career with the Sox, with two breaks serving in the military in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He died in Inverness, Florida, in 2002, at the age of 83.

Another Red Sox legend – Ted Williams – is shown here in Sarasota in 1955 with Carl Furillo, left, and Duke Snider. Williams spent his entire career with the Sox, with two breaks serving in the military in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He died in Inverness, Florida, in 2002, at the age of 83. (Getty Images/)

Harold “Pee Wee” Reese and Jackie Robinson practice their double-play technique in Vero Beach in 1950. Robinson broke the Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he was added to the lineup of the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. He would go on to win baseball’s inaugural Rookie of the Year award that season. A 10-time All-Star and Hall of Fame inductee, Reese also had an amazing run with the Dodgers. He’s also widely admired for his support of Robinson. Reese famously put his arm around the embattled player early in Robinson’s career to quiet a jeering crowd of fans. A statue depicting the moment was erected in Brooklyn in 2005.

Harold “Pee Wee” Reese and Jackie Robinson practice their double-play technique in Vero Beach in 1950. Robinson broke the Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he was added to the lineup of the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. He would go on to win baseball’s inaugural Rookie of the Year award that season. A 10-time All-Star and Hall of Fame inductee, Reese also had an amazing run with the Dodgers. He’s also widely admired for his support of Robinson. Reese famously put his arm around the embattled player early in Robinson’s career to quiet a jeering crowd of fans. A statue depicting the moment was erected in Brooklyn in 2005. (Getty Images/)

“The Mick” needs no introduction. Yankee legend Mickey Mantle’s career was just beginning when this photo at spring training was taken in 1951. Over his career, the Yankees won seven World Series trophies while Mantle was an All-Star 16 times over 20 seasons.

“The Mick” needs no introduction. Yankee legend Mickey Mantle’s career was just beginning when this photo at spring training was taken in 1951. Over his career, the Yankees won seven World Series trophies while Mantle was an All-Star 16 times over 20 seasons. (Getty Images/)

Joe DiMaggio spent a lot of springs in Florida as a member of the New York Yankees, but in 1961, he was the team’s batting coach when this photo was taken of him and ex-wife Marilyn Monroe relaxing on Redington Beach. The pair were briefly wed during the 1950s. The actress would be found dead a little more than a year after this photo was taken.

Joe DiMaggio spent a lot of springs in Florida as a member of the New York Yankees, but in 1961, he was the team’s batting coach when this photo was taken of him and ex-wife Marilyn Monroe relaxing on Redington Beach. The pair were briefly wed during the 1950s. The actress would be found dead a little more than a year after this photo was taken. (Getty Images/)

Few stories are as compelling as that of Pirates great Roberto Clemente, shown here in Fort Myers in 1957. The 12-time All-Star also won the Golden Glove award for 12 consecutive seasons. The first Latin American and Caribbean player to be inducted into baseball’s hall of fame, Clemente was also deeply committed to charity work during the off season. His death - in 1972 in a plane crash while on his way to deliver aid to earthquake-stricken Nicaragua - shocked and saddened the world.

Few stories are as compelling as that of Pirates great Roberto Clemente, shown here in Fort Myers in 1957. The 12-time All-Star also won the Golden Glove award for 12 consecutive seasons. The first Latin American and Caribbean player to be inducted into baseball’s hall of fame, Clemente was also deeply committed to charity work during the off season. His death – in 1972 in a plane crash while on his way to deliver aid to earthquake-stricken Nicaragua – shocked and saddened the world. (Getty Images/)

Washington Senators pitcher Early Wynn, shown here in Orlando in 1943, sported a willingness to throw at hitters, winning him a reputation as one of the fiercest competitors of his day. "I've got a right to knock down anybody holding a bat,” he famously said.

Washington Senators pitcher Early Wynn, shown here in Orlando in 1943, sported a willingness to throw at hitters, winning him a reputation as one of the fiercest competitors of his day. “I’ve got a right to knock down anybody holding a bat,” he famously said. (Getty Images/)

Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies exercises with his son Pete Jr. in Clearwater, Florida, in 1979. Rose would retire in 1986 as MLB’s all-time leader in hits, games played, at-bats, singles and outs. In 1989, Rose was permanently banned from baseball - and later deemed ineligible for the Hall of Fame - amidst charges that he bet on games while playing for and managing the Cincinnati Reds. In 2004, he admitted the accusations were true.

Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies exercises with his son Pete Jr. in Clearwater, Florida, in 1979. Rose would retire in 1986 as MLB’s all-time leader in hits, games played, at-bats, singles and outs. In 1989, Rose was permanently banned from baseball – and later deemed ineligible for the Hall of Fame – amidst charges that he bet on games while playing for and managing the Cincinnati Reds. In 2004, he admitted the accusations were true. (Getty Images/)

Future Hall of Famers Johnny Bench, left, and Tom Seaver stretch it out in Florida during Cincinnati Reds camp in 1982. Both were near the end of their careers by this time. Seaver, who was inducted in the hall wearing a New York Mets cap, threw his only career no-hitter with the Reds. Bench, who played his entire career in Cincinnati, has been frequently called the best catcher in baseball history.

Future Hall of Famers Johnny Bench, left, and Tom Seaver stretch it out in Florida during Cincinnati Reds camp in 1982. Both were near the end of their careers by this time. Seaver, who was inducted in the hall wearing a New York Mets cap, threw his only career no-hitter with the Reds. Bench, who played his entire career in Cincinnati, has been frequently called the best catcher in baseball history. (Getty Images/)

Tampa native Wade Boggs trained in nearby Winter Haven with the Boston Red Sox in 1986. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005, Boggs would finish his career with the newly formed Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the late ‘90s and still lives in the Tampa area today.

Tampa native Wade Boggs trained in nearby Winter Haven with the Boston Red Sox in 1986. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005, Boggs would finish his career with the newly formed Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the late ‘90s and still lives in the Tampa area today. (Getty Images/)

10 Homes Sitting Pretty, Right at the U.S. Median Price of $300K

10 Homes Sitting Pretty, Right at the U.S. Median Price of $300K

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The median home price in the United States currently sits at around $300,000. But what does that very round number truly mean when it comes to places currently on the market?

For home buyers with a $300,000 budget, of course, what you get all depends on where you’re looking. To give you a hint of what the median price looks like, we rounded up 10 homes across the country priced at precisely $300,000. What we found was a cool collection of homes ready to make even the pickiest homeowner’s dreams come true.

No matter the style, it turns out three hundred large can still buy quite a bit, even in 2020’s already warm-to-hot real estate market.

Ranging from as low as $93 per square foot in Louisville, KY, and up to $173 per square foot in St. Charles, IL, here are 10 homes on sale right now, perfectly positioned at the median price point. Come with us as we survey the middle ground.

4652 Summit Cv, Hoover, AL

Square footage: 2,490
Price per square foot: $120
Alabama revival: This three-bedroom home is stately and looks almost brand-new. We’re in love with the arched entryways in the living spaces and the subdued color palette. It features newly refinished hardwood floors, new paint on the interior and exterior, and an all-new back deck to soak in the views.

Hoover, AL
Hoover, AL

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8N027 Stevens Rd, St. Charles, IL

Square footage: 1,704
Price per square foot: $176
St. Charles classic: This all-brick classic from 1962 offers plenty of space to spread out. The basement has been fully updated and offers the possibility of adding another bedroom to the home’s existing three bedrooms. There’s a screened porch to enjoy during the warmer months and nearly an acre of land filled with mature trees.

St Charles, IL
St Charles, IL

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1005 Alden Way, Lebanon, PA

Square footage: 2,129
Price per square foot: $141
Lovely in Lebanon: Oak hardwood floors, skylights, and white cabinetry and woodwork help make this three-bedroom home feel airy. Built in 2006, the home is filled with upgrades, including an open sunroom with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, a family room fireplace, a full-daylight basement, and a master suite with walk-in closet and extra storage.

Lebanon, PA
Lebanon, PA

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27465 Elsworth St, Farmington Hills, MI

Square footage: 2,200
Price per square foot: $136
Blond brick beauty: Sitting in a cul-de-sac, this Colonial was built in 1970 and has been updated throughout its four bedrooms. Recent upgrades include granite kitchen floors, a custom double-entry door, a new bathroom in the master suite, plus new windows, paint, and carpet. It’s move-in ready!

Farmington Hills, MI
Farmington Hills, MI

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309 Woodland Hill Ct, Manchester, MO

Square footage: 2,340
Price per square foot: $128
Mighty in Manchester: Classic from every angle, this two-story brick home was built in 1986. It appears fresh inside, thanks to updated hardwood floors and newer carpets throughout. The large family room, formal living room, and rec room give this four-bedroom home the space for gatherings both intimate and grand.

Manchester, MO
Manchester, MO

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105 Ridgeway Ln, Mullica Hill, NJ

Square footage: 1,983
Price per square foot: $151
Pool party central: Hardwood floors, a brick fireplace, and chunky wood-beamed ceilings give this tidy four-bedroom home a warm, rustic feel. The four-season room is a highlight, and the fenced yard with in-ground pool begs to be the backdrop for summer block parties.

Mullica Hill, NJ
Mullica Hill, NJ

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11003 Craigs Creek Pl, Louisville, KY

Square footage: 3,239
Price per square foot: $93
Red-door residence: A bright-red front door is the cherry on top of this tasty four-bedroom home built in 1999. The brick house is located in what the listing says is a desirable neighborhood. A lower-level in-home office with built-in shelves makes this an attractive choice for anyone who works from home, while the bonus room with access to a back deck and yard is the ideal spot to hang out.

Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY

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4412 Woodbridge Rd, Tallahassee, FL

Square footage: 2,334
Price per square foot: $129
Trendy in Tallahassee: This charming Craftsman sits on a half-acre lot that offers an in-ground pool, patio, and two-car garage. Inside, the four-bedroom house is cheery and spacious and features a brand-new bathroom in the master suite.

Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee, FL

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7912 Deerstone Dr, Bartlett, TN

Square footage: approximately 2,500
Price per square foot: $120
Bartlett beauty: Crown molding, hardwood floors, and an elegant fireplace give this four-bedroom home a sophisticated flair. With three bedrooms located on the first floor, it’s an ideal split-level solution for a family. Built in 2001, it’s on a corner half-acre lot.

Bartlett, TN
Bartlett, TN

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131 Biscayne Ct, Mooresville, NC

Square footage: 2,017
Price per square foot: $149
Lawn mowing in Mooresville: This large lot in a cul-de-sac provides plenty of room for a rolling lawn. According to the listing, the four-bedroom brick home is located in a convenient spot near shopping and dining. Ten-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and a wood-burning fireplace are just a few highlights of this single-story home, located in a community with views of Lake Norman.

Mooresville, NC
Mooresville, NC

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