Category Archives: Jones on Real Estate

Ted’s Tweets March 13 2015 – April 1 2015

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 in so little? It reminds me of Mark …Read more

March 2015 Employment Growth Falter — A Blip or a Trend?

Until now, U.S. job growth had been accelerating nicely. But along came the March 2015 jobs report indicating that a miniscule 126,000 net new jobs(preliminary) were added and uncertainty as to direction of the economy is now front and center. This has economists scratching their heads as to why the drop. Given a consensus forecast …Read more

CFPB Fact

The integrated mortgage disclosure rule from the CFPB affects much more than loan forms and consumer qualifications. Every third-party service provider a lender deals with must be able to comply with regulations – and if they can’t, the lender is held responsible for mistakes. To reduce that risk before the CFPB rule goes into effect …Read more

Tight Credit Continues to Take Its Toll on Housing Sales

The last normal housing market in the U.S. was 2001 to 2002. Then came the subprime-driven housing bubble when the only requirement to qualify for a loan was a pulse rate in some instances. Greed drove the get-rich-quick housing bubble, while loose credit was the water and fertilizer. We all admit that the level of …Read more

Latest State Employment Analysis

Jobs are everything to the economy and ultimately the price and demand for real estate. The latest state employment numbers show a distinct change in year-over-year trends and in addition what has occurred in the latest month – December 2014 to January 2015. The following table shows the states in the latest 12 months having …Read more