Existing Home Sales in June 2017 Up Slightly Year-Over-Year But Down 1.8 Percent Sequentially from May, Median Price Continue Strong Ascent

Existing home sales were up an ever-so-slight 0.7 percent in June 2017 versus a year ago, but fell 1.8 percent on a seasonally-adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) from May to 5.52 million according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).   Raw monthly home sales in June 2017 (not seasonally adjusted), at 601,000 single family, townhouse, condominium …Read more

Another Top-10 List — States With the Best K-12 Schools 2017

The value of an education is significantly greater than many would think.  A Dallas Federal Reserve study in Texas in 2008 found that a typical Texas college grad ends up making 97 percent more than those without college degrees, on average, over their earnings lifetime.  Two issues are interactive: both the attainment of the education …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Best States for Business 2017

When lightning strikes, it takes the path of least resistance.  Water flow is identical.  The same is true with business.  Business, other than where natural resources (such as minerals) or unique geography (such as ports), most often takes place in environments where there is least resistance, i.e. easiest and most cost-affordable to build, deliver or …Read more

DrTCJ’s Tweets June 9, 2017 – July 6, 2017

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

Another Top-10 List – Best Lake Towns in the U.S. 2017

There is something mesmerizing about the water, be it oceans, lakes, rivers or streams. Even just to look at water provides a soothing nature. Proof of the popularity of water near housing is in the National Association of Realtors® 2017 NAR Investment & Vacation Home Buyer’s Survey. More than one-half of all vacation homebuyers purchases …Read more

Colorado Direct Operations Leadership Updates

Industry veterans Anne-Marie Kuhlman and Kevin Nelson have both been promoted to the roles of division president, Direct Operations in Colorado. In these roles, they will co-manage the state of Colorado, deepening our leadership presence and further growing our Colorado markets.