Category Archives: Jones on Real Estate

Dr Glenn Mueller’s Q4 2019 Commercial Real Estate Cycles Report

This quarterly Must Read report for commercial real estate professionals was just released.  Dr. Glenn Mueller’s Real Estate Cycles Q4 2019 report provides a concise overview of office, apartment, retail, and industrial commercial real estate markets across the country for 54 major metros based on almost 300 models tracking occupancy and rental rates.  Hotels were …Read more

Renter’s Insurance and Another Top-10 List — States with the Most (and Least) Expensive Renters Insurance

An estimated 34.9 percent of U.S. households are renters (65.1 percent homeowners) according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau as of Q4 2019.  While the average net worth of homeowners is significantly greater than renters ($231,400 to $5,200) renters still have possessions at risk in their rental properties. Renters Insurance costs vary …Read more

Pick a Number, Round 2 –January 2020 Existing Home Sales

Existing home sales in January 2020 were either lackluster or robust depending on which statistic or metric is viewed, based on the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) latest press release.   NAR sales focus is on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR).  The following describes four individual conclusions regarding existing home sales in January 2020 using …Read more

State & US Population Growth 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau just released their estimates for changes in state population for 2019.   While population alone does not guarantee economic growth, population and economic growth are positively correlated. Percentage population growth rates for the periods from  July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019 and from July 1 2010 to July 1, 2019, sorted …Read more

MSA & Division Job Growth Rates – November 2019

Jobs are everything.  Period. As history continues to demonstrate, job growth at any point in time is neither systemic nor consistent across the country.  The TINSTAANREM axiom — There Is No Such Thing As A National Real Estate Market – is once again invoked to comparative job growth for the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and …Read more