Tag Archives: Top 10 List

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

Another Top-10 List — Highest Gaining (and Losing) Median Home Price Metropolitan Statistical Areas Q3 2019

While the U.S. has seen all-time record-high employment, the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, and rising wages, home sales stuttered in 2018 and the first half of 2019 due to affordability.  Home price  increases in the past decade have out-sprinted income gains, negatively impacting affordability. Prices changes are not uniform nor consistent across the …Read more

State Employment Performance — July 2019

Jobs are everything to an economy.  Period. The following table shows the percentage change in jobs in the 12-months ending July 2019 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  These represent all total, non-farm jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.  Just one state reported …Read more