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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices

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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices

Monday Night from 9:00 to 10:30 PM: the First Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in New York. From Politifact Live fact-checking the first Trump, Clinton presidential debate From the NY Times: How The New York Times Will Fact-Check the Debate Tuesday:• At 9:00 AM ET, S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for July. Although this is...
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Owning Property “Free and Clear”

Owning Property “Free and Clear”

For some investors, the goal is to own properties “free and clear,” that is, with no mortgage debt.  While this is a worthy goal, it does not necessarily make financial sense. For example, consider a $100,000 property that brings in $9,600 per year in...
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Schedule for Week of Sept 25, 2016

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Schedule for Week of Sept 25, 2016

The key economic report this week is August New Home Sales. Other key indicators include Personal Income and Outlays for August, and the Case-Shiller House Price Index for July. Also the third estimate of Q2 GDP will be released. For manufacturing, the September Richmond...
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Lawler on August Existing Home Sales

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Lawler on August Existing Home Sales

From housing economist Tom Lawler: In a report released this morning, the National Association of Realtors estimated that US existing home sales ran a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.33 million, down 0.9% from July’s downwardly revised (to 5.38 million from 5.39 million) pace...
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Wednesday: FOMC Announcement

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Wednesday: FOMC Announcement

Here is a Review of FOMC Projections And a few excerpts from a piece by Goldman Sachs economists Zach Pandl and Jan Hatzius: FOMC Preview: How Much Is Really a-Changin? e now see very low chances of a rate increase … By our count,...
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1031 Exchange Rules Every Real Estate Investor Should Know

1031 Exchange Rules Every Real Estate Investor Should Know

Taxes rarely make for exciting reading material, but if you own an investment property, there’s at least one set of IRS regulations you absolutely will want to understand: 1031 exchange rules. Why? Because normally when you sell an investment property for more than what...
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Sunday Night Futures

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Sunday Night Futures

From James Hamilton at Econbrowser: Why didn’t the recent oil price decline help the U.S. economy more? A few excerpts: Baumeister and Kilian update those calculations and conclude that there was a significant boost to consumer spending, noting that real consumption spending grew on...
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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in August

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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in August

From housing economist Tom Lawler: Based on publicly-available state and local realtor/MLS reports from across the country released through today, I project that existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million...
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Thursday: Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Unemployment Claims and More

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Thursday: Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Unemployment Claims and More

Thursday:• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 265 thousand initial claims, up from 259 thousand the previous week. • Also at 8:30 AM, Retail sales for August will be released.  The consensus is...
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