Category Archives: Jones on Real Estate

Interest Rates Impacting Real Estate – July 25 2015 – Issue 9

This is the 9th issue of the weekly overview of interest rates impacting real estate: 10-year constant-rate Treasury Notes and 30-year fixed-rate residential loans. To see the prior Issue click http://blog.stewart.com/stewart/2015/07/21/interest-rates-impacting-real-estate-july-17-2015-issue-8/ The first graph shows the 10-year Treasury note for the past 30 days. The 10-year Treasury closed Friday at 2.26 percent, down 10 basis …Read more

Interest Rates Impacting Real Estate – July 17 2015 – Issue 8

This is the 8th issue of the weekly overview of interest rates impacting real estate: 10-year constant-rate Treasury Notes and 30-year fixed-rate residential loans. To see the prior Issue click http://blog.stewart.com/stewart/2015/07/12/interest-rates-impacting-real-estate-july-10-2015-issue-7/ The first graph shows the 10-year Treasury note for the past 30 days. The 10-year Treasury closed Friday at 2.36 percent. For the second …Read more

Is Gold a Good Indicator of Future Interest Rates?

Just turn on the radio to a talk station and within a short period of time you will likely hear why you need to add gold to your investment portfolio. The representation is that gold is a great investment, a hedge against inflation and will protect you from a declining value of the U.S. dollar …Read more

DrTCJ Tweets June 19 2015 – July 9 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

Interest Rates Impacting Real Estate – July 10 2015 – Issue 7

This is the 7th edition of the weekly overview of interest rates impacting real estate: 10-year constant-rate Treasury Notes and 30-year fixed-rate residential loans. To see the prior Issue click http://blog.stewart.com/stewart/2015/07/05/interest-rates-impacting-real-estate-july-2-2015-issue-6/ The first graph shows the 10-year Treasury note for the past 30 days. The 10-year Treasury closed Friday at 2.40 percent. This was up …Read more

10-Year Employment Growth for the U.S. and States — Total, Federal, State & Local Governments: Installment #1

In economics the term Leakage refers to the outflow of funds from the commerce and banking system arising from savings, taxes and imports. Total employment in federal, state and local governments is a powerful proxy for the reduction in economic flows that otherwise could benefit the economy. Taxes – Leakage — necessary to support government …Read more