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Where Are We in the Housing Cycle?

Where Are We in the Housing Cycle?

Ten years ago we published Strategies to Navigate 5 Stages of the Housing Cycle.  To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of those analyses, we are sharing the graphic we produce each month that shows where 33 major markets are positioned in that cycle. Read the rest of Where Are We in the Housing Cycle?  »...
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Schedule for Week of January 7, 2018

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Schedule for Week of January 7, 2018

The key economic reports this week are December retail sales and the Consumer Price Index (CPI). —– Monday, Jan 8th —–3:00 PM: Consumer Credit from the Federal Reserve. The consensus is for consumer credit to increase .0 billion in November. —– Tuesday, Jan 2nd —–6:00 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for December....
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Friday: Employment Report, Trade Deficit

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Friday: Employment Report, Trade Deficit

My December Employment Preview Goldman: December Payrolls Preview Friday:• At 8:30 AM, Employment Report for December. The consensus is for an increase of 190,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in December, down from the 228,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in November. The consensus is for the unemployment rate to be unchanged at 4.1%. • At...
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Dallas Real Estate Market

Dallas Real Estate Market

Dallas real estate market offers some great profit-generating opportunities to all types of  real estate investors. Whether you’re buying your first income property or just adding another one to the portfolio, Dallas real estate market is a great place to do so as it doesn’t get any more “location” than this. Dallas has a...
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Update: Ten Economic Questions for 2018 #wdym

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Update: Ten Economic Questions for 2018 #wdym

Note: I’ll be on Bloomberg’s #wdym today. Here is a review of the Ten Economic Questions for 2017. Here are my ten questions for 2018. See links at bottom for a follow up, with some thoughts on each of these questions. The purpose of these questions is to provide a framework to think about...
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How To Be A Successful Real Estate Investor

How To Be A Successful Real Estate Investor

STEPS TO BECOMING A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR In real estate, once the market begins to bounce back, investing in real property likewise turns into an all the more engaging thought – either as a profession or an awesome side job. Like any other undertaking, however, there’s a correct way and a wrong approach. Successful...
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Question #5 for 2018: Will the Fed raise rates in 2018, and if so, by how much?

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Question #5 for 2018: Will the Fed raise rates in 2018, and if so, by how much?

Earlier I posted some questions for next year: Ten Economic Questions for 2018. I’m adding some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each question. 5) Monetary Policy:  The Fed raised rates three times in 2017 and started to reduce their balance sheet. The Fed is forecasting three more rate hikes in 2018.  Some analysts...
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Why Should You Buy Investment Properties In Memphis

Why Should You Buy Investment Properties In Memphis

Memphis Investment Properties Real estate investors who are looking to buy Memphis investment properties will not be disappointed. After the devastating blows of the real estate bubble bursting, Memphis has taken its time getting back on its feet. Today, it is a booming area ripe with opportunity for Memphis real estate investors with over 4,340...
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Question #8 for 2018: What will happen with house prices in 2018?

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Question #8 for 2018: What will happen with house prices in 2018?

Earlier I posted some questions for next year: Ten Economic Questions for 2018. I’ll try to add some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each question. 8) House Prices: It appears house prices – as measured by the national repeat sales index (Case-Shiller, CoreLogic) - will be up over 6% in 2017.   What will happen with house...
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