Yearly Archives - 2023

Trust in Media Reaches New Low

By Brad Beckett Statista reminds us that a "free press is essential to holding governments accountable and informing the public, thus enabling voters to partake in political debate and make qualified decisions."  However, as they illustrate in today's graphic (citing data from Gallup), an increasing number of Americans do not trust the media.   Well, that old axiom might just ring true...

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Your weekly news & updates Here is this week's "Weekly Roundup" from Real Estate Investing Today, the news & views site from the National Real Estate Investors Association. Visit our Website Existing-Home Sales Hits Lowest Level in 13 Years The National Association of Realtors is reporting that existing home sales were down 4.1% in October to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 3.79 million (down...

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Your weekly news & updates Here is this week's "Weekly Roundup" from Real Estate Investing Today, the news & views site from the National Real Estate Investors Association. Visit our Website Be on the Lookout for Squatters On a recent episode of the Rent Perfect podcast David Pickron says incidents of squatters are on the rise around the country, and may coming to your...

What to do with those Thanksgiving Leftovers?

By Brad Beckett As always, we hope you & yours had a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving this year. And, if you’re like many Americans you may have not only eaten more than your fair share, but you might also have oodles of leftovers that will be calling your name in the days and weeks to come. Today’s infographic from craftminute.com reminds...

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Your weekly news & updates Here is this week's "Weekly Roundup" from Real Estate Investing Today, the news & views site from the National Real Estate Investors Association. Visit our Website Household Debt Rises to $17.29 Trillion A new report from the New York Fed says household debt has risen to $17.29 trillion (up 1.3%) in Q3 2023, led by mortgages, credit cards and...

Thanksgiving by the Numbers

By Brad Beckett Next week is that annual American holiday of giving thanks to the Almighty for all that makes this nation great.  Today's graphic from WalletHub takes an in-depth look at Thanksgiving’s humble roots and how it has evolved over time -  from how much we spend to how much we eat.  As always, stay safe and Have a Happy...

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Do you know about the Corporate Transparency Act?

Join Coast 2 Coast Network and Learn meeting this Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 PM EST. If you have or plan to have an LLC. Corporation, or other entity, then you need to be prepared for the Corporate Transparency Act. Join us on Thursday when we will go over everything you never wanted to know about the new government regulation. Our Speaker,...

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Your weekly news & updates Here is this week's "Weekly Roundup" from Real Estate Investing Today, the news & views site from the National Real Estate Investors Association. Visit our Website U.S. Homeownership & Rental Vacancy Rates for Q3 2023 The U.S. government is reporting that the national vacancy rates for Q3, 2023 were 6.6% for rental housing and 0.8% for homeowner housing. The national...

Percentage of Veterans in the U.S. Population

By Brad Beckett The U.S. Census Bureau says there 16.2 million military veterans in the United States in 2022, representing 6.2% of the total civilian population age 18 and over.  Today's graphic illustrates the percentage of those veterans in each U.S. state.  Indeed...Stay safe, and have a Happy Friday. "Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary...