Tag Archives: Real Estate Trends

Where Americans are Moving — 2018

Having grown up in a small town in Southwestern Colorado that had only one radio station, you listened to whatever music they played – at least until sunset when radio skipwaves bounced off the ionosphere  from distant locations into the valley.   Whatever the DJ felt like playing is what you heard.   One of the DJ’s …Read more

Existing Home Sales October 2018 — Down 5.1% Year-Over-Year on a Seasonally Adjusted Basis, But Up 1.4% Sequentially from September

Existing home sales gained some daylight in October 2018 versus the prior month, increasing 1.4 percent to 5.22 million on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis (SAAR) according to National Association of Realtors® (NAR).  October sales, however,  were off 5.1 percent on a year-over-year comparison.    On an unadjusted basis, housing sales in the first 10 …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Best Places to Live in America 2018

Everyone’s top-10 list of anything ranked will vary since we all have differing wants, needs, likes and dislikes.   Whenever any top-10 list is presented, prior to trusting the rankings, always focus on the selection, inclusion and exclusion criteria. A good example of personal preference is my own avoidance of cold climates and weather.  As stated …Read more

How Much House $1 Buys — 1998-2008-2018

While much of the U.S. bricks and sticks retail industry is struggling, given the structural shift in shopping, not included in that disarray are stores where everything is $1.  I am also old enough to remember when my weekly allowance was $1.   A single dollar in those days, however, bought a lot more than today …Read more