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Wednesday: Vehicle Sales, ISM Manufacturing, ADP Employment, Q3 Office Vacancies, Construction Spending

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Wednesday: Vehicle Sales, ISM Manufacturing, ADP Employment, Q3 Office Vacancies, Construction Spending

Wednesday will be busy! First, from the National Restaurant Association: Restaurant Performance Index Registers August Gain Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) posted a solid gain in August. The RPI – a monthly composite index...
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Capturing the Current Cash-Flow Window

Capturing the Current Cash-Flow Window

As we enter the final quarter of 2014, we can look back at almost two years of a real estate turnaround having bottomed around early 2013.  Investors were poised to capitalize on one of the best real estate investment opportunities ever seen. There was...
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Monday: Personal Income and Outlays, Pending Home Sales

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Monday: Personal Income and Outlays, Pending Home Sales

From CNBC: Bill Clinton: I know why US incomes are stagnant “Median income hasn’t gone up for three reasons,” Clinton said. “One is the labor markets aren’t tight enough, and we haven’t raised the minimum wage as we should. And the second reason is...
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Trivial: Bill Gross and Yoga in 2007

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Trivial: Bill Gross and Yoga in 2007

Several years ago, I occasionally attended the same yoga class as former PIMCO CIO Bill Gross. In June 2007 (a few months before the recession started), I was waiting for a yoga class and happened to be standing right next to Mr. Gross. Some...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Durable Goods

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Durable Goods

On August Durable Goods from MarketWatch: What goes up must come down: Durable-goods orders set to sink After flying high in July, orders for U.S. durable goods are likely to take a big dive in August. But don’t pay any heed. The record 22.6%...
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Rents Rise as Renters Become Better Risks

Rents Rise as Renters Become Better Risks

A better class of renter is changing the fact of Rentorship in America, creating a climate for higher rents. Rental applicants, especially those applying for less expensive units, continue to see improvements in their credit risk, according to the latest TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions...
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Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates at 4.22%, Down from 4.45% Last September

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Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates at 4.22%, Down from 4.45% Last September

I use the weekly Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) to track mortgage rates. The PMMS series started in 1971, so there is a fairly long historical series. For daily rates, the Mortgage News Daily has a series that tracks the PMMS very...
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Landlords: You Need to Invest in These Upgrades Now

Landlords: You Need to Invest in These Upgrades Now

When you own income-producing rental property, it’s important to attract renters and keep tenants happy without sinking a small fortune into luxurious upgrades that won’t get you much return on investment. On the other hand, not taking care of your property or offering upgrades...
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Schedule for Week of September 21st

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Schedule for Week of September 21st

The key reports this week are August New home sales on Wednesday, Existing home sales on Monday, and the third estimate of Q2 GDP on Friday. For manufacturing, the September Richmond and Kansas City Fed surveys will be released this week. —– Monday, September...
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