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Consumer Finances Much Healthier

Financial FAQs Consumers’ financial health has substantially improved in 2015, and their net worth has now surpassed that of pre-recession 2006, according to the Fed’s 2015 Q4 Flow of Funds report. That is the main reason economic growth prospects have … Continue reading

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Huge October Employment Report Will Boost Growth

Popular Economics Weekly The economy generated 271,000 new jobs last month, with all but 3,000 coming in the private sector, the government said Friday, topping expectations for 190,000 to 240,000 jobs predicted by various economists. Even bigger news is that … Continue reading

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Unemployment Report Misleading

Financial FAQs Today’s lower than predicted payroll creation of 173,000 jobs doesn’t change my prediction of higher jobs growth ahead. My prediction yesterday was for 250,000 payroll jobs in August, but downward seasonal adjustments reduced payrolls by -800,000. In other … Continue reading

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Higher Home Prices Driving Construction

The Mortgage Corner CoreLogic just reported home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 10.2 percent on a year-over-year basis in February 2013 over February 2012. And it is boosting construction, as for sale inventories are barely increasing in the new … Continue reading

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Will Real Estate Recover in 2012?

The Mortgage Corner The recovery road may remain bumpy for real estate in 2012 but construction spending continues to increase from low levels of activity, and so housing starts. Much of it is multi-family apartments going to both new households … Continue reading

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