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  • If You See Something, Say Something September 21, 2018
    This Tuesday, September 25th is national “If You See Something, Say Something” Awareness Day.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security implemented this campaign to engage the public in protecting our homeland through awareness-building, partnerships, and other outreach.  We all must remember that one of the blessings we share by living in a free country means […]
  • The Corporate Tax Cut Is Paying for Itself September 20, 2018
    Steve Moore of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity said “Trump economist Kevin Hassett was right — “Thanks to the booming economy, Trump’s tax cuts are well on the way to paying for themselves. The Laffer Curve is at work!”  Below is his latest Wall Street Journal piece debunking the liberal myth that the Tax Cut and Jobs […]
  • Landlord Charged with Housing Discrimination for “No Teenagers Please” September 20, 2018
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it was charging a landlord in New Orleans with housing discrimination for publishing an advertisement that discriminated against families with children. The ad included language that stated “No Teenagers Please.”  Below is HUD’s complete release, reprinted here as a reminder to landlords about […]
  • Most Expensive ZIP Codes for Rent September 19, 2018
    Where are America’s most expensive ZIP codes for rentals?  Examining this data can reveal a lot about a town or community.  To that end, RentCafe recently compared average apartment rents for all ZIP codes in 130 major U.S. markets using data from the Yardi Matrix.  Ok…but, here’s where it gets interesting;  their research shows that […]
  • Adjusted for Inflation, Home Prices are 4% Less than in 2007 September 19, 2018
    This one puts everything into perspective;  A recent “chart of the week” from the Mortgage Bankers Association illustrates how home prices, when adjusted for inflation using the CPI, are still nearly 4% below the second quarter of 2007.  The chart also shows the quarterly average for the NAR’s months supply of existing homes for sale, […]
  • Best Places to Live in America? September 18, 2018
    Where are the best places to live in America?  That’s surely a loaded question and one that Realtor.com recently put to the test for the 2nd year in a row.  They teamed up with Money magazine and looked at over 135k data points at places with populations greater than 50k.  They looked at items that […]
  • 87% of Homebuyers in Detroit Paid Cash September 18, 2018
    We all know that when it comes to making purchases, cash is king.  However, when it comes to buying homes, more often than not, there is a loan involved.  A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (reposted on Realtor.com) says that in the city of Detroit the vast majority of buyers are paying in […]
  • Data Shows Migration to Low-Tax Metros is Accelerating September 17, 2018
    We have seen this before...Not only do people vote with their wallets but also their feet.  Now, a new report from Redfin details how low-tax states are attracting residents from high-tax states.  Redfin says the trend of people leaving high-tax states for low-tax ones has been underway since 2010 and is accelerating. Interestingly, they report that […]
  • Yardi Says Multifamily Rents Keep Climbing September 17, 2018
    According to the latest Yardi Matrix, U.S. multifamily rents rose $2 in August to $1,412 – which they report is yet another all-time high, having now risen 7 months in a row.  Year-over-year in July, rents were up 3.1%.  Yardi says the sector’s performance is highlighted by rising occupancy rates in the face of robust […]

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