Major college and university towns and state capitals do not have nearly the economic erosion during down times that most other cities across the country experience.
New home sales increased 15.6 percent on a year-over-year basis in March 2017, now at an estimated 621,00 unit sales pace on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR). Median new-home price was $315,100, up 9.4 percent vs the same month a year ago while average price tallied $388,200, a 9.0 percent increase. Be aware …Read more
Jobs are everything to an economy. Period. Wherever jobs go, so goes the demand for real estate – both housing and commercial. Some states consistently produce stronger job growth, while others are reliably weak over time – with many in between. Once again I invoke the invoke the TINSTAANREM axiom — There Is No …Read more
Stewart has been ranked one of the highest scoring companies in the American Hero Report released by American Values Investments, Inc.
Existing home sales accelerated into March 2017, hitting a seasonally-adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of 5.71 million, up 5.9 percent year-over-year and the most since February 2007, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). On an unadjusted basis, a total 456,000 single family, townhouse and condos were sold in March, up 8.3 percent versus a year ago.
The just-released 2017 NAR Investment & Vacation Home Buyer’s Survey from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) shows what people buy, how much they paid, how far from where they live the new property is situated, the conduit through which the property was acquired, property characteristics, and how they intend to utilize the property – among others factors.
If you track my Tweets, ignore this blog. For those of you that do not Tweet – you should consider doing so. If you want to talk about effective bang for the buck, the 140 total characters, letters, numbers and spaces of a Tweet on Twitter certainly qualifies. Who knew you could say so much …Read more
A tepid 98,000 net new jobs were added in March 2017, far short of the 185,000 consensus from economists polled by MarketWatch. The unemployment rate fell from 5.0 percent a year ago to 4.7 percent in February 2017 and 4.5 percent as of March 2017. The 4.5 percent unemployment level is the lowest seen since …Read more
Lawyers are not commonly thought of as innovators or techies. However, technology is a big motivator for the next generation of clients and, because of that, it’s changing the way lawyers everywhere do business
For those fortunate to live long enough, when and where to retire is a major decision. While economics play a big role, there are multiple other factors entering into the equation. Contrary to the popular belief that most Baby Boomers desire to age in place, the latest poll by Bankrate.com found that 47 percent of …Read more