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The author Francesca Ortegren

Francesca Ortegren

Francesca is a Research Associate at Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you with top agents to save money on commissions. She focuses on helping people understand complex data, real estate, finances, business, and the economy by researching various topics, analyzing data, and reporting useful insights for general consumption. Before working at Clever, Francesca earned her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Texas Tech University, conducted behavioral research on memory, learning, and teaching, and taught college-level research methods and statistics courses.

The author Francesca Ortegren

Recent Posts

2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report

The majority of millennials not only want to own a home, but 84% of millennials in 2019 considered it a major part of the American Dream. However, millennials are struggling

2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report written by Francesca Ortegren

Francesca Ortegren

January 06, 2020

Is College Worth it? Ranking the Best and Worst Degrees

College tuition is on the rise: The average cost of a 4-year degree is $26,000 in the United States, 3x more than it was in 1990. Even in-state tuition has

Is College Worth it? Ranking the Best and Worst Degrees written by Francesca Ortegren

Francesca Ortegren

December 17, 2019

How Trump's Tweets Affect the Market

A decade before Donald Trump won the presidential election, Twitter launched. Twitter has changed a lot since its inception, and the platform has evolved into a mainstay of American culture.President

How Trump's Tweets Affect the Market written by Francesca Ortegren

Francesca Ortegren

December 05, 2019

The Best and Worst Metros for Commuters

The United States is the 4th-largest country in the world, covering 3.5 million square miles. However, over 80% of the population lives in metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) that account for only

The Best and Worst Metros for Commuters written by Francesca Ortegren

Francesca Ortegren

November 19, 2019

The True Cost of Commuting

People don't like to commute. It's time consuming and can be frustrating. More importantly, commuting can be costly - both in terms of finances and well being - so we

The True Cost of Commuting written by Francesca Ortegren

Francesca Ortegren

November 19, 2019

An Unsettling Look into the History of Credit and Financial Literacy in America

Four trillion dollars. No, that's not the national deficit; it's the amount of personal debt Americans carried as of last month, and that's not even including the $9.4 trillion in

An Unsettling Look into the History of Credit and Financial Literacy in America written by Francesca Ortegren

Francesca Ortegren

November 06, 2019

How Much You Pay for a Mortgage Depends on Where You Live

Americans are in debt, and a large chunk of that debt is allocated toward mortgages. After increasing for 21 quarters in a row, mortgage debt in the United States has

How Much You Pay for a Mortgage Depends on Where You Live written by Francesca Ortegren

Francesca Ortegren

October 30, 2019

How Paranormal Activity Impacts Home Values

October in the United States brings cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and spooky wardrobes. Creepy haunted houses and ghosts seem to be lingering around every corner for the entire month,

How Paranormal Activity Impacts Home Values written by Francesca Ortegren

Francesca Ortegren

October 21, 2019

Illegal Immigration Linked to Higher Home Values and Reduced Crime

Immigration is consistently a hot-topic issue in U.S. politics, particularly in terms of monitoring and controlling illegal immigration. And while there are plenty of data on the effects of immigration,

Illegal Immigration Linked to Higher Home Values and Reduced Crime written by Francesca Ortegren

Francesca Ortegren

October 09, 2019

How the Cost of Raising a Child has Changed Over Time

Young adulthood for millennials has taken on a different narrative than that of older generations. Most notably, they're approaching their 20s with the devastation of the Great Recession at the

How the Cost of Raising a Child has Changed Over Time written by Francesca Ortegren

Francesca Ortegren

September 30, 2019

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