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The Weekly Round Up

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 Increase Remains Steady The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1% in November, 2023 (virtually unchanged from October). The all items...

Source of Income Survey – Take ASAP!

REIA Leaders:   We have talked about the “source of income” issue before and now it has a reached a critical point where we must take action. Here is some quick background info; Across the nation, at least120 smaller jurisdictions like Kansas City, Missouri, have implemented “source of income” discrimination. In most places where this policy has been implemented it either doesn’t work or changes...

Where Americans Shop for the Holidays

By Brad Beckett Statista says after a year of high prices, high interest rates and economic uncertainty, American consumers would have been excused to cut back on their spending this Christmas season. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case.  Consumers are expected to spend an average of $885 on core holiday items including gifts, decorations, food and other related purchases...

Being Present in Business

By Jeffery S. Watson         I’ll remember this day for a long time. I was sitting next to my new friend Marc from Sarasota, Florida as we watched the Alabama and LSU game in Tuscaloosa when Joe Burrow was the quarterback for the LSU tigers. I’m sorry (not really, lol) if this is a trigger for all you Alabama fans, but Joe Burrow and...

Crafting an Effective Pet Policy for Your Apartment Community

PetScreening’s John Bradford shares how to tailor guidelines for a pet-friendly environment Part of the challenge of crafting an effective pet policy is that there is no right answer. Sure, standardized policies would make things easier, but that’s where the apartment industry fell behind the curve in the first place. The freedom to create your own policy enables operators to cater to...

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 Realtor.com Chief Economist: US housing Market has “Big Hole to Dig Out Of” On a recent episode of Mornings with Maria, Realtor.com’s chief economist, Danielle Hale, said “We’ve got a big hole to...

Replay Available – “Think Outside the Bank”

Happy Wednesday! If you were unable to attend the "Think Outside the Bank" webinar last night, don't worry! We have made a recording of the entire session available for you to watch at your convenience. The replay will give you access to innovative strategies and insights into creative financing strategies. To access the recording, simply click here: WATCH REPLAY! In this webinar, our...

Nuggets for Due Diligence

By Jeffery S. Watson One of the many benefits of my career is that I get a chance to interact with, learn from, and often provide advice to extremely experienced and seasoned investors. These last few days have been no exception. I’ve picked up a couple of nuggets that I want to pass on to you when it comes to doing essential due...

Life Expectancy in the U.S.

By Brad Beckett The Visual Capitalist says around 1800, global life expectancy at birth stood at roughly 29 years.  However, since the 1920s, life expectancy across all ages has improved leaps and bounds, thanks to rapid advancements in nutrition, healthcare, and sanitation.  Interestingly, life expectancy increases as we get older.  Stay safe and have a Happy Friday!!!

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 Pending Home Sales Hit Lowest Level in 20 years The National Association of Realtors is reporting that pending home sales dropped 1.5% in October, 2023. Click here to read more. FHFA Says Home Prices Up...