Category Archives: Jones on Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Cycles for Q2 2021 — Dr Glenn Mueller’s Must-Read Quarterly Report

As the pandemic progresses through its lifecycle, the demand for commercial real estate continues to evolve with some property types and markets struggling and others booming.  Detailed market-specific insight is critical to ascertain where individual real estate markets are currently at and where they are heading. Dr Glenn Mueller’s quarterly Commercial Real Estate Cycles report …Read more

Housing Market & Residential Lending Forecast August 2021

Fortunately Fannie Mae and the MBA release monthly forecasts for residential lending volumes, new and existing home sales and interest rates.  They do not, however, look through the same glasses when prognosticating the future, however.  Core to housing and residential lending are interest rates that remained below 2.9 percent once again this week according to …Read more

Most & Least Energy-Expensive States 2021 — and a concern for housing regarding future energy costs

The combined cost of housing and transportation expenses accounted for one-half (49.8 percent) of all monthly household expenditures in 2019 (prior to the pandemic) according to the Annual Consumer Expenditures Study by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Included in both of those are energy costs.  On a simple average across the 50 states, monthly energy costs …Read more