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Update: For Fun, Stock Market as Barometer of Policy Success

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Update: For Fun, Stock Market as Barometer of Policy Success

By request, here is an update to the chart showing market performance under Presidents Trump and Obama. Note: I don’t think the stock market is a great measure of policy performance, but some people do – and I’m having a little fun with them. There are some observers who think the stock market is...
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Is Real Estate A Good Investment?

Is Real Estate A Good Investment?

What Is Real Estate Investing? The definition of real estate investing is that it is the purchase, ownership, management, rental and/or sale of any type of real estate for profit. Real Estate InvestingĀ refers to any property owned solely for the purpose of generating profit, either through rental income or through market value appreciation. A...
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A Few Comments on May Existing Home Sales

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A Few Comments on May Existing Home Sales

Earlier: NAR: “Existing-Home Sales Backpedal, Decrease 0.4 Percent in May” A few key points: 1) As usual, housing economist Tom Lawler’s forecast was closer to the NAR report than the consensus. See: Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in April.   The consensus was for sales of 5.56 million SAAR, Lawler estimated the...
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10 Reasons To Invest In Montgomery Alabama Real Estate Market In 2018

10 Reasons To Invest In Montgomery Alabama Real Estate Market In 2018

Montgomery Alabama Real Estate Market Overview Montgomery Alabama Real Estate Market was ranked the #8 hottest housing market in the U.S. by CNN Money in 2014. The city has a low unemployment rate. It is a strong cash-flow market due to strong demand for rental housing. And this is not entirely due to the...
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NAHB: Builder Confidence Decreases to 68 in June

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NAHB: Builder Confidence Decreases to 68 in June

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 68 in June, down from 70 in May. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor. From NAHB: Builder Confidence Slips Two Points as Lumber Prices Soar Builder confidence in the market for...
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NAHB: Builder Confidence Decreases to 68 in June

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NAHB: Builder Confidence Decreases to 68 in June

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 68 in June, down from 70 in May. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor. From NAHB: Builder Confidence Slips Two Points as Lumber Prices Soar Builder confidence in the market for...
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10 Reasons To Buy Investment Properties In Tampa In 2018

10 Reasons To Buy Investment Properties In Tampa In 2018

Tampa Investment Properties While you could find plenty of generic superlatives trying to get you to invest in the Tampa investment properties, the reality is that there are plenty of hard facts that justify it. We could mention Tampa is the fifth hottest real estate market for investment 2017. Its unemployment rate is less...
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Schedule for Week of June 17, 2018

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Schedule for Week of June 17, 2018

The key economic reports this week are May Housing Starts and Existing home sales. For manufacturing, the Philly Fed manufacturing survey will be released this week. —– Monday, June 18th —–10:00 AM: The June NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of  70, unchanged from 70 in May. Any number above 50...
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Think You Missed The Best Interest Rates?

Think You Missed The Best Interest Rates?

The recent negative moment in the Mortgage Backed Securities has evidenced a 1% (at times higher) jump in rates. A move such as this can force a pause for many investors who believe they may have gotten into the game too late and missed the best rate options, losing out on best possible cash...
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