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National Economic Outlook (September 2013)

National Economic Outlook (September 2013)

The rate of annual job growth in August, 1.7 percent, was basically the same as in previous months. We had better get used to the idea that this is the new normal, because there probably won’t be much help from the lagging government and construction sectors. Budget difficulties will prevent any meaningful increase in...
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National Economic Outlook (August 2013)

National Economic Outlook (August 2013)

The pace of job growth in July was unchanged from the 1.7 percent annual rate of previous months, but the details suggest an economy that will do modestly better for the rest of the year. Most importantly, jobs in business services were up 3.5 percent from last year. Business services is one of the...
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National Economic Outlook (June 2013)

National Economic Outlook (June 2013)

The economic recession only lasted a year, but there wasn’t a recovery for homes because prices had climbed much too high and builders had built way too many of them. Prices had to fall, not just back to a “normal” level, but to an even lower level so that the large inventory of excess...
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Real Estate Investment Outlook for 2013

Real Estate Investment Outlook for 2013

For a good number of real estate professionals, 2012 wasn’t a great year. We were still on a downward spiral towards the bottom of the real estate market. This wasn’t exciting news for real estate investors looking to make profitable deals investing in real estate. But as we move deeper into 2013, it’s becoming...
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National Economic Outlook (March 2013)

National Economic Outlook (March 2013)

The budget shenanigans in Washington so far haven’t had an effect on the recovery, but an extended period of lower government spending and job cuts will quickly lead to economic stagnation. The economy is a self-reinforcing mechanism, a small dip in growth will be followed by further declines, even if the first dip was...
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Housing: Is It Becoming a Seller’s Market?

Housing: Is It Becoming a Seller’s Market?

The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday what home buyers and real estate investors in many parts of the United States have known for months: it’s becoming a seller’s market. The number of homes listed for sale in January fell by 4.9%, leaving 1.74 million properties on the market. That’s the lowest since...
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National Economic Outlook (February 2013)

National Economic Outlook (February 2013)

Home construction rarely matches the actual demand for new homes, which can change quickly – there’s often too much or too little. Because the US population grows one percent per year about 1.5 million new homes are needed every year. During the boom of the mid-2000s, two million homes were built per year; at...
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National Economic Outlook (December 2012)

National Economic Outlook (December 2012)

It’s becoming clear to me that what we’ve been thinking of as a stage in the recovery actually is the recovery. Job growth at a 1.5 percent annual rate is well below our hopes from previous cycles but its getting hard to imagine faster growth unless the government starts spending more money (ha-ha) or...
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The Real Estate Indicator Screaming “Buy”

The Real Estate Indicator Screaming “Buy”

I just locked down a 2.875% interest rate, fixed for the 15-year term of the mortgage. No points. With rates like these, I find myself rethinking the idea that I want to pay off my mortgage. I can do a lot better than 2.875% investing the money. If I just sock it away in...
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65% of Housing Markets Worse Than Four Years Ago

65% of Housing Markets Worse Than Four Years Ago

Sixty-five percent of U.S. housing markets are worse off today than they were four years ago according to the California-based real estate research firm RealtyTrac. The results of the survey arrive the same day as the final presidential debate and just weeks before the general election. Read the rest of 65% of Housing Markets...
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