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Comments on December Employment Report

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Comments on December Employment Report

The headline jobs number at 312 thousand for December was well above consensus expectations of 180 thousand, and the previous two months were revised up 58 thousand, combined. However, the unemployment rate increased to 3.9%. This was a strong report. Earlier: December Employment Report: 312,000 Jobs Added, 3.9% Unemployment Rate In December, the year-over-year...
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How Is The Dayton Real Estate Market For Investors In 2019?

How Is The Dayton Real Estate Market For Investors In 2019?

Dayton Ohio Real Estate Market Dayton, Ohio is the sixth largest city in Ohio. The city is home to roughly 140,000 people. The metro Dayton Ohio housing market includes around 800,000 people. That makes it the fourth largest in the state and roughly 60th in the United States. To many, it is a small...
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CoreLogic: House Prices up 5.1% Year-over-year in November

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CoreLogic: House Prices up 5.1% Year-over-year in November

Notes: This CoreLogic House Price Index report is for November. The recent Case-Shiller index release was for October. The CoreLogic HPI is a three month weighted average and is not seasonally adjusted (NSA). From CoreLogic: CoreLogic Reports November Home Prices Increased by 5.1 Percent Year Over Year CoreLogic® … today released the CoreLogic Home...
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8 Tips To Becoming A Successful Landlord

8 Tips To Becoming A Successful Landlord

How To Become A Landlord The ultimate goal of investing in rental property is to turn a profit.  To ensure that you achieve that goal it is essential that you follow several critical guidelines. Most of us dream of becoming a landlord but it an easy or a difficult job? Before you start searching...
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Sunday Night Futures

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Sunday Night Futures

Weekend:• Schedule for Week of December 30, 2018 Monday:• At 10:30 AM ET, Dallas Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for December. This is the last of regional manufacturing surveys for December. From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P 500 are up 12 and DOW futures are up 130 (fair value). Oil prices were...
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Q4 GDP Forecasts: Mid 2s

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Q4 GDP Forecasts: Mid 2s

From Goldman Sachs: We also lowered our Q4 GDP tracking estimate by one tenth to +2.6% (qoq ar). emphasis added And from the Altanta Fed: GDPNow The GDPNow...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, New Home Sales (Postponed)

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, New Home Sales (Postponed)

Note: New Home sales will not be released on Thursday due to the Government Shutdown. From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Higher Today or Tomorrow Mortgage rates were unchanged in some cases today and higher in others. The discrepancy is a result of the timing of today’s market movements. The most...
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10 Reasons Why Buying Real Estate IS A Good Investment?

10 Reasons Why Buying Real Estate IS A Good Investment?

Introduction To Real Estate Investing Real estate investing is the purchase, ownership, management, rental and/or sale of any type of real estate for profit. It refers to any property owned solely for the purpose of generating profit, either through rental income or through market value appreciation. A real estate is an asset form with limited...
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Ten Economic Questions for 2019

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Ten Economic Questions for 2019

Here is a review of the Ten Economic Questions for 2018. Below are my ten questions for 2019. I’ll follow up with some thoughts on each of these questions. The purpose of these questions is to provide a framework to think about how the U.S. economy will perform in 2019, and – when there...
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