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Sunday Night Futures

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Sunday Night Futures

Weekend:• Schedule for Week of November 4, 2018 • Goldman Sachs on Housing Slowdown Monday:• At 10:00 AM ET, the ISM non-Manufacturing Index for October.  The consensus is for a decrease to 59.4 from 61.6. From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P 500 are down 6 and DOW futures are down 60 (fair...
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Q4 GDP Forecasts

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Q4 GDP Forecasts

From Goldman Sachs: Q4 2.6% (qoq ar). .emphasis added From Merrill Lynch: e revise down 4Q GDP to 2.8% from 3.0% . And from the Altanta Fed: GDPNow The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.9 percent on...
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What Are The Phoenix Housing Market Predictions For 2019?

What Are The Phoenix Housing Market Predictions For 2019?

Phoenix Real Estate Market Predictions 2019 The Phoenix real estate market was a headline in the news a decade ago when the housing crisis of 2007 and 2008 caused home values here to fall by as much as half. The slow recovery of the national housing market has taken a decade. Many may be surprised...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, ISM Mfg, Construction Spending

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, ISM Mfg, Construction Spending

Thursday:• At All day: Light vehicle sales for October. The consensus is for 17.0 million SAAR in October, down from the BEA estimate of 17.36 million SAAR in September 2018 (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate). • At 8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 212 thousand initial...
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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices, Q3 Housing Vacancies and Homeownership

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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices, Q3 Housing Vacancies and Homeownership

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Stay Near Recent Lows as Busy Week Begins Mortgage rates didn’t move today, despite a fair amount of underlying market volatility. … Holding steady today means that rates remain at their lowest levels in just over 2 weeks. That sounds like a good thing, but...
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What Are The Miami Real Estate Market Predictions For 2019?

What Are The Miami Real Estate Market Predictions For 2019?

Miami Real Estate Market Predictions 2019 Miami hits most people’s radar as a tourist destination, though it periodically hits the news when it looks like it may be hit by a hurricane. However, Miami is a large, thriving city with a strong housing market. Let’s take a look at the Miami housing market before...
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Schedule for Week of October 28, 2018

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Schedule for Week of October 28, 2018

The key report this week is the October employment report on Friday. Other key indicators include the October ISM manufacturing index, October auto sales, Personal Income and Outlays for September, Case-Shiller house prices for August, and the September trade deficit. For manufacturing, the Dallas Fed manufacturing survey will be released this week. —– Monday,...
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Chemical Activity Barometer “Begins to Cool” in October

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Chemical Activity Barometer “Begins to Cool” in October

Note: This appears to be a leading indicator for industrial production. From the American Chemistry Council: Chemical Activity Barometer Begins To Cool At Start of 4th Quarter; Year-Over-Year Growth Continues To Ease he Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), posted a 0.2 percent gain in...
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How to Calculate Net Operating Income

How to Calculate Net Operating Income

You can calculate net operating income (NOI) for your real estate investment by using the generally accepted net operating income formula, which is your potential rental income plus any additional property-related income minus vacancy losses minus total operating expenses. Keep in mind the net operating income formula can vary depending on who calculates it....
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Quarterly Housing Starts by Intent

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Quarterly Housing Starts by Intent

Here is a graph I haven’t updated in some time. From the Census Bureau “Started and Completed by Purpose of Construction” through Q2 2018. This graph shows the NSA quarterly intent for four start categories since 1975: single family built for sale, owner built (includes contractor built for owner), starts built for rent, and...
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