Round up of real estate, housing and economic news for 4-8-2016…
Something I have been thinking about lately is adding comments back to the blog. Sadly, the first 3 comments left after the most recent relaunch were spam. If I am pressed for time, then moderating comments is just adding something else to my overloaded plate. If you think I should put comments back on the blog, let me know by either Email or on Twitter.
Enough of the blah blah blah, on with the latest real estate, housing and economic news:
Weak Economy = Weak Housing Market: Employment Growth Likely to Slow Through the Summer
Also See This in Sales and Active Listings in the Anderson SC Area: Great Read on the Seasonal Pattern for House Prices
6.67% in South Carolina: Construction Employment Growing Faster
Interesting: Why Average Home Prices Are Irrelevant
Hard Question With No Easy Answers: What Is To Be Done With the Banks?
My Faith in the Government Fixing or Improving ANYTHING is Low: How the Government Plans to Stop the ‘Worst-Case’ Housing Crisis
Why We Can’t Have Nice Stuff: The Panama Papers Leak
Depressing Truth: Why Consumers Are Bogged Down
From Sucks to Sucks a Little Less: Gallup US Economic Confidence Index Increases Itsy Bitsy Teeny Tiny Bit
Cannot Fix What We Do Not Understand: The Battle of Institutions vs. Technology = Rising Wage Inequality
A Scary Future Not So Far Away: How Machines Destroy And Create Jobs In 4 Graphs
Robotic Real Estate: Taking AI Seriously in Real Estate
My Mortgage Payment is the Same: Apartment Rent Growth Above 4.0% for 7th Straight Quarter
Do We Want or Need to Recap and Release Them? Why Fannie and Freddie Cannot Be Recapitalized
Word to the Wise: US Real Estate Economists Growing More Cautious
Ummm….. They ARE in Anderson SC: Why Aren’t New Homes Going Up That Millennials Can Afford?
After All This Time, Normal Feels Weird: Analysts Say Housing Market is Officially Normal
Not the Improvement We Want or Need: Chicago Fed Says Financial Conditions Little Changed
Calling Freddy Krueger: The Fed’s Policy Nightmare is How to Raise Rates Without Killing the Big Banks
Important for South Carolina’s Economy: U.S. Cities Should Not Abandon Trade
Forget the Big City Hype: Americans Are Moving to Middle Sized Metropolitan Areas