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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Flow of Funds

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Flow of Funds

Thursday:• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 212,000 initial claims, up from 203,000 last week. • Also at 8:30 AM, The Producer Price Index for November from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in PPI, and a 0.2% increase in...
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“Mortgage Rates Snap Back to Lower Levels”

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“Mortgage Rates Snap Back to Lower Levels”

From Matthew Graham at MortgageNewsDaily: Mortgage Rates Snap Back to Lower Levels Mortgage rates reacted somewhat harshly to an incredibly strong jobs report last Friday. … There will always be some obligatory response to a report as strong as that. That was indeed the case on Friday and mortgage lenders were a bit defensive...
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Schedule for Week of December 8, 2019

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Schedule for Week of December 8, 2019

The key economic reports this week are November CPI and Retail Sales. The FOMC meets this week, and no change to policy is expected. —– Monday, Dec 9th —–No major economic releases scheduled. —– Tuesday, Dec 10th —–6:00 AM: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for November. —– Wednesday, Dec 11th —–7:00 AM ET: The...
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Friday: Employment Report

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Friday: Employment Report

My November Employment Preview. Goldman’s November Payrolls preview. Friday:• At 8:30 AM ET, Employment Report for November.   The consensus is for 180,000 jobs added, and for the unemployment rate to be unchanged at 3.6%. • At 10:00 AM, University of Michigan’s Consumer sentiment index (Preliminary for December). • At 3:00 PM, Consumer Credit...
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Is the Future still Bright?

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Is the Future still Bright?

It was almost seven years ago when I wrote “The Future’s so Bright …” I noted that I was the most optimistic since the ’90s, and that things would only getting better. I pointed out that housing starts would increase significantly over the next several years, that state and local governments would start hiring...
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Waco Housing Market 2020: Home Prices, Trends & Investment

Waco Housing Market 2020: Home Prices, Trends & Investment

If someone talks about the hottest real estate markets in Texas, the first names on the list are big cities like Houston, Dallas and Austin. Yet Waco, Texas managed to make the list of overheated real estate markets in 2017. In this article, our focus will be on the latest Waco real estate market trends and investment opportunities...
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Columbia, SC Housing Market 2020: Home Prices, Trends & Investment

Columbia, SC Housing Market 2020: Home Prices, Trends & Investment

If you’ve heard of Columbia, South Carolina, it was probably only as one more city on the list of state capitals you had to learn. Yet this southern city has a number of points in its favor for real estate investors. In this article, our focus will be on the Columbia SC real estate market and investment opportunities...
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Hotels: Occupancy Rate Increased Sharply Year-over-year due to Timing of Thanksgiving

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Hotels: Occupancy Rate Increased Sharply Year-over-year due to Timing of Thanksgiving

Note: Due to the timing of Thanksgiving, the occupancy rate was up sharply YoY last week, and will be down sharply YoY in the report next week. From HotelNewsNow.com: STR: US hotel results for week ending 23 November The U.S. hotel industry reported positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the...
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Top Reasons To Buy Atlanta Investment Properties in 2020

Top Reasons To Buy Atlanta Investment Properties in 2020

There are many reasons to invest in Atlanta investment properties in 2020 such as positive forecast, lucrative returns, growing population, great neighborhoods & school systems, good infrastructure, solid appreciation of properties, etc. Metro Atlanta is fast becoming a shinning star in the real estate investment sector. Read the rest of Top Reasons To Buy Atlanta Investment Properties in...
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