Tag Archives: Top 10 List

New Home Sales Wilt in the Heat of Summer in July 2017

New home sales unexpectedly fell 8.9 percent on a year-over-year basis in July 2017, now at an estimated 571,000 unit sales pace on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR).  Sales dropped 9.4 percent sequentially from June’s 630,000 pace (SAAR).  Median new-home price was $313,700, up 6.3 percent versus the same month a year ago while …Read more

Existing Home Sales Up 2.1 Percent Year-Over-Year in July 2017 but Slip 1.3 Percent Sequentially from June

Existing home sales rose 2.1 percent year-over-year to 5.44 million on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) but fell 1.3 percent sequentially from June according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).   Raw monthly home sales in July 2017 (not seasonally adjusted), at 513,000 single family, townhouse, condominium and co-op closings were unchanged from a …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Most Revenues Per Employee

No matter how much focus is placed on expense controls, without revenues there are no profits.  The keystone to the economic performance of a company is how much total revenue the average employee adds:  the greater the revenue per person, the greater the potential profit.  Naturally, costs must be subtracted from gross revenues to calculate …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Best Cities to Start a Career

The first job after college is so important in launching a career and positioning a person for their lifelong earnings.   As shown in the past, it’s just not the level of pay but also associated living costs, growth potential (in responsibility and remuneration) and quality of life that need consideration.  As usual, I invoke the …Read more