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This Friday’s Weekly Roundup News

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 Inflation Jumps to 3.5% in March The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the Consumer Price Index for all items was up 3.5% for the 12 months ending in March. Click here...

2025 Winter Cruise Conference

2025 Winter Cruise Conference February 2–9, 2025 Symphony of the Seas Wonder awaits at our 2025 Winter Cruise Conference on one of the largest cruise ships in the world, the Symphony of the Seas.   The ship departs from Miami, FL with stops at Perfect Day At CocoCay, Bahamas, Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas & Philipsburg, St.Maarten. We have three days of sessions and focused break-outs in...

The Weekly Roundup

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. Construction Spending Drops Slightly in February The U.S. government is reporting that total construction spending in February, 2024 was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $2,091.5 billion, which is 0.3% lower...

Good News from Capitol Hill

By Jeffery S. Watson Dear Anna, I have some good news from Capitol Hill. A few weeks ago, I attended a multi-day event for an influential member of Congress.  Unfortunately, I can’t tell you his name because he is a Democrat who, get this, has agreed to oppose Biden’s Renters Bill of Rights. Yes, folks. You read that right. Being at this fundraiser afforded me the...

Weekly Roundup News & Updates

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 Florida Governor Signs New Law Squashing Squatters’ Rights n late March, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation that makes it easier to remove squatters – which, as we have seen, is a growing...

Inflation Rises along with Housing Costs

By Brad Beckett We try to stay on top of inflation news as it happens.  Today's graphic from Statista reminds us that inflation edged up slightly in February, with rising housing costs putting upward pressure on the Consumer Price Index.  Interestingly, due to its weight in the CPI, the cost of shelter continues to be a major driver of inflation -...

Happy Easter 2024

By Brad Beckett This Sunday, March 31st is Easter. Each year the holiday falls on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox. Interestingly, the date fluctuates each year between March 22nd and April 25th. Today’s infographic from the dataviz blog takes a look at “Easter by the Numbers” all the way from the resurrection of Jesus Christ...

Weekly Roundup News

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 See Largest Monthly Increase in a Year The National Association of Realtors is reporting that existing home sales were up 9.5% in February to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 4.38...

Your Weekly Roundup News

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 Realtors Settle Commission Lawsuit for $418 Million Various news outlets are reporting that the National Association of Realtors announced that a settlement has been reached ending litigation claims brought on behalf of home...

Average Down Payment for a House by State

By Brad Beckett The Visual Capitalist says housing costs vary across U.S. states, as well as the income required to buy a house, and the down payment associated with the purchase.  Today's graphic (using data from Bankrate.com) illustrates the average down payment for buying a house, by U.S. state.  As always, stay safe and have a Happy Friday!!!