CLEAR YOUR DESK, CLEAR YOUR MIND

CLEAR YOUR DESK, CLEAR YOUR MIND

No matter what kind of deskwork you do, getting organized can help you feel focused and efficient. So reorganize that workspace, and ensure it stays that way, with these six tips: Go digital. Most documents can be scanned, filed electronically … Continue reading

WHAT TO WATCH: CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

WHAT TO WATCH: CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

Signs of inflation can move the Stock and Bond markets and impact home loan rates, which are tied to Mortgage Bonds. Here are important details to know. What is the Consumer Price Index (CPI) report? CPI measures consumer inflation and … Continue reading

HOUSING WRAP-UP

HOUSING WRAP-UP

For Existing Home Sales, 2016 was the best year in a decade, even though December’s numbers declined 2.8 percent from November. The National Association of REALTORS┬« reported total sales in 2016 of 5.45 million units on an annualized basis, the … Continue reading

Q&A: BEST DAY TO BOOK FLIGHTS

QUESTION: Are flights cheaper when booked on certain days of the week? ANSWER: Expedia, in partnership with other industry resources, has released a comprehensive analysis of worldwide air travel trends using billions of data points from January through October of … Continue reading

WHAT TO WATCH: NON-FARM PAYROLLS

WHAT TO WATCH: NON-FARM PAYROLLS

Unemployment ticked higher in December, but more Americans were looking for work. Here’s what it means: What is the Non-farm Payrolls report? The Non-farm Payrolls report measures the number of people on the payrolls of all non-agricultural businesses each month. … Continue reading

REAL ESTATE RUN

REAL ESTATE RUN

Housing Starts, which measure when excavation begins on a home, surged 25.5 percent in October from September. It was the highest level since September 2007. Single-family starts, which make up the largest share of the market, jumped nearly 11 percent, … Continue reading