US Construction Spending Up 3% from 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce is reporting that total construction spending in February was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $ 1,19 trillion, which is 3% higher than February 2016.  Private residential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $ 484.7 billion in February,...
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Are Gas Stations the New Grocery Stores?

Are gas stations and convenience stores the new grocery stores?  That’s the gist of a recent article by Chase Bank about the cultural shift taking place among shopping habits – particularly among millennials.   They report that in 2014, convenience stores accounted for 11% of food & beverage stops...
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Best Markets for SFR’s in 2017

Data powerhouse ATTOM Data Solutions (parent company of RealtyTrac) recently released their Q1 2017 Single Family Rental Market report, which ranks the best U.S. markets for buying single family rental (SFR) properties in 2017.  The average annual gross rental yield (annualized gross rent income divided by median purchase...
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ABODO’s National 1-Bedroom Rents for April

National apartment listing site ABODO recently reported that nationwide rent prices slightly rose in March with the median price of $ 1,005 for a one-bedroom apartment.  New Orleans continues lead the list of the biggest increases at 12%, followed by Glendale AZ with a 10.7% increase and then...
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National Volunteer Week April 23-29

Have you or your group set aside time to give back to your community?  Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, has announced that the week of April 23-29 as National Volunteer Week.  The annual event was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially...
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Where You Might Get Hacked

Let’s face it…cybercrime is a real concern of everyday life here in America.  Whether it’s a thief putting a skimmer on a gas pump or someone hacking into your email because your password was 123456, we all need to be aware and concerned (and if your email password...
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U-Haul’s 2016 U.S. Growth Cities

In their recently released report of the top 2016 U.S. Growth Cities, U-Haul reports that Madison, Wisconsin is the number one growth city for locations with a population more than 50k, with arrivals accounted for 53% of one-way U-Haul traffic. U-Haul Growth Cities are calculated by the net...
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