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Technical Note: Temporary Census Hiring and the Monthly Employment Report

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Technical Note: Temporary Census Hiring and the Monthly Employment Report

Most of the temporary hiring for the 2020 Census will happen in March, April and May of 2020. But some minor hiring will happen starting later this year. Here is the historical data on temporary Census hiring since 1990. For the monthly CES employment report, the BLS collects the data from Census, and adds...
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3 Basic Tips for Real Estate Investors

3 Basic Tips for Real Estate Investors

Investors are attracted to investing in real estate because the potential for profit is tremendous.  However, the possibility of losing it all is always lurking in the back of investors’ minds because, as with any investment, there is risk involved. Therefore, you must follow some basic tips for real estate investors to avoid any pitfalls....
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How To Be Successful In Real Estate Investing?

How To Be Successful In Real Estate Investing?

Real estate investment has long been one of the surest ways to become wealthy. Buy or secure title to land. Develop improved agricultural potential of the property or build housing you can rent out, or make the investment property more attractive to tenants so you can charge higher rent. These are the common ways to...
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LA area Port Traffic Increases YoY in June

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LA area Port Traffic Increases YoY in June

Container traffic gives us an idea about the volume of goods being exported and imported – and usually some hints about the trade report since LA area ports handle about 40% of the nation’s container port traffic. The following graphs are for inbound and outbound traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long...
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Con-Do or Con-Don’t: What to Consider Before Buying a Condominium Investment Property

Con-Do or Con-Don’t: What to Consider Before Buying a Condominium Investment Property

There’s no denying the fact that real estate investments, when executed properly, can lead to a number of financial rewards. But while most investors think of single and multi family homes as being the wisest investments, many people underestimate the viability of condos as a real estate investment property. While there are a number...
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Q2 GDP Forecasts

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Q2 GDP Forecasts

From Merrill Lynch: We continue to track 3.8% qoq saar for 2Q. .emphasis added And from the Altanta Fed: GDPNow The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the second quarter of 2018 is 3.9 percent on July 11, up from 3.8 percent on July 6. [July...
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Atlanta Rental Property Investment Opportunities

Atlanta Rental Property Investment Opportunities

Atlanta Rental Properties Atlanta is home to around half a million people. It is part of a larger metropolitan area that is home to around six million people. Many of the Atlanta suburbs are home to 100,000 or more. Atlanta Rental Properties are sought by all types of real estate investors because you’re paying...
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MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest Weekly Survey, Refinance Activity Lowest since 2000

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MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest Weekly Survey, Refinance Activity Lowest since 2000

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage applications increased 2.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 6, 2018. This week’s results included an adjustment for the Fourth of July holiday. … The...
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10 Reasons To Invest In Davenport Iowa Real Estate Market

10 Reasons To Invest In Davenport Iowa Real Estate Market

Davenport, IA Real Estate Davenport is a mid-sized real estate market in Iowa, home to around a hundred thousand people. However, Davenport is part of a larger ‘Quad Cities Metropolitan Area’ that includes Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Rock Island, Moline and East Moline in Illinois. Davenport is the third-most-populous city in Iowa. The...
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