Category Archives: Jones on Real Estate

Another Top-10 List — Lowest Paying College Majors

A college education, at first glance, seems to be a no-brainer for everyone. Several years ago a Dallas Federal Reserve study in Texas found a typical Texas college grad ends up making 97 percent more than those without college degrees, on average, over their earnings lifetime. Among young adults today, median earnings for those with …Read more

July Existing Housing Sales Hit Highest Annualized Level of 2014

July 2014 saw existing housing sales post the greatest seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) thus far this year at 5.15 million units according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Sales increased 2.4 percent sequentially from June (revised), though they were off 4.3 percent from July 2013. Median price increased 4.9 percent from a year …Read more

Median Age by State and Peak Earning Capacity

As we have watched the Little League World Series this week, it struck me how age and correlated development really can make a difference. One game saw an almost 170 pound player playing against a sub-100 pound player. The same is true when it comes to earnings capacity. Those states with a younger median age, …Read more

Ted’s Weekly Tweets

If you want to talk about bang for the buck, the 140 total character, letters, numbers and spaces of a Tweet on Twitter certainly qualifies. Who knew you could say so much in so little. It reminds of Mark Twain who wrote, “I would have written you a shorter letter but I didn’t have the …Read more

Ted’s Weekly Tweet Summary

If you want to talk about bang for the buck, the 140 total character, letters, numbers and spaces of a Tweet on Twitter certainly qualifies. This past week, my Tweets were retweeted to more than 11,700 accounts and was Favored to another 19,900. Since so few of you Tweet or follow me (just 300 now), …Read more

Another Top-10 List — America’s Coolest Cities

Coolness is probably one of the most subjective terms in our vocabulary. What is cool to one person may be vulgar to another. Regardless of the vagary of the term coolness, Forbes has forged ahead and developed their list of the coolest cities in America. They analyzed the 65 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), and …Read more