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Schedule for Week of November 18, 2018

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Schedule for Week of November 18, 2018

The key economic reports this week are October Housing Starts and Existing Home Sales. Happy Thanksgiving! —– Monday, Nov 19th —–10:00 AM: The November NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of  68, unchanged from 68. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor. —–...
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Is San Jose The Hottest Real Estate Market For Investors In 2019?

Is San Jose The Hottest Real Estate Market For Investors In 2019?

San Jose Real Estate Market Predictions 2019 California keeps hitting the news as a figuratively toxic market spiraling down. If it wasn’t for legal and illegal immigration, the population would decline because so many natives are leaving. The business exodus is propping up Seattle’s real estate market. The state hits the news for bleeding...
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Earlier: NY Fed Mfg “Solid”, Philly Fed Mfg “Slowed” in November

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Earlier: NY Fed Mfg “Solid”, Philly Fed Mfg “Slowed” in November

Earlier: From the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey Business activity continued to grow at a solid clip in New York State, according to firms responding to the November 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index edged up two points to 23.3. …The index for number of employees moved up...
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Current Housing Trends That Will Change The Market In 2019 And 2020

Current Housing Trends That Will Change The Market In 2019 And 2020

Housing Trends And Predictions For 2019 and 2020 Is 2019 a good time to buy a home, sell a home, move up, or invest in real estate — or will you be better off parking your money elsewhere, whether that means buying a house in a different location or an investment in an entirely...
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Small Business Optimism Index decreased in October

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Small Business Optimism Index decreased in October

CR Note: Most of this survey is noise, but there is some information, especially on the labor market and the “Single Most Important Problem”. From the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): October 2018 Report: Small Business Optimism Index The Optimism Index shed a modest 0.5 points, with slight declines in five components, no...
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Schedule for Week of November 11, 2018

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Schedule for Week of November 11, 2018

The key economic reports this week are October CPI and Retail Sales. For manufacturing, October industrial production, and the November New York, Philly and Kansas City Fed surveys, will be released this week. —– Monday, Nov 12th —–Veterans Day Holiday: Most banks will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. The stock market will...
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Homebuilder D.R. Horton: Housing Market “Choppy”, “momentum is slipping”

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Homebuilder D.R. Horton: Housing Market “Choppy”, “momentum is slipping”

Friday:• At 8:30 AM ET, The Producer Price Index for October from the BLS. The consensus is a 0.2% increase in PPI, and a 0.2% increase in core PPI. • At 10:00 AM, University of Michigan’s Consumer sentiment index (Preliminary for November). A few comments via Bloomberg from homebuilder D.R.Horton: (HT Brian) Rising home...
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Offtopic: Don’t Just Vote. Vote for Democrats

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Offtopic: Don’t Just Vote. Vote for Democrats

If you read my site, you know I’m focused on the facts.   Donald Trump has always been at war with the data. From 2016: Trump says he thinks the US unemployment rate is close to 20 percent and not the 5 percent reported by the Labor Department. Anyone who believes the 5 percent...
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Buying an Investment Property Under the New Tax Plan

Buying an Investment Property Under the New Tax Plan

Given the new proposed United States tax plan from the Trump administration, investing in real estate has some potential implications for a new investor. Most consider the changes extremely beneficial to first-time real estate investors in particular. To cover the basics first, the existing tax structure allows for real estate investors to write-off all...
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What Are The Seattle Real Estate Market Predictions For 2019?

What Are The Seattle Real Estate Market Predictions For 2019?

Seattle Real Estate Market Predictions 2019 Seattle is an expensive real estate market that gives many investors pause. However, there are many reasons to invest in the Seattle real estate market in 2019 and the upcoming years. We’ll share 10 of them here after discussing the fundamentals of the Seattle housing market. Seattle is...
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