Memphis Has Vision



Memphis is a city of vision. One of those visions that is taking on life is improved economic performance. Job losses bottomed out late in 2010 and Memphis is now number 17 in the nation for job growth. The greater metropolitan area has seen consistent growth in gross domestic product over the last couple of […]

Jobs Growth Accelerates in the Western U.S.



The Western region is leading the United States in job growth, benefiting from a strengthening housing market and bustling energy and technology sectors, according to IHS Global Insight. Seven of the 10 states with the fastest growing job markets this year are expected to be in the west.

FRED Chart: Mortgage Delinquency Rates Up Again, Fundamentals Favor Investors



Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the housing market. I’ve seen numerous articles in the media on how well the housing market is picking up. Many “experts” are predicting that 2013 will be the year that a housing recovery finally picks up steam. But The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank has some interesting housing data of their own.

Lagging Home Sales And Poor Jobs Report Play On Each Other



The jobs report released on April 6th, posted much lower than expected numbers. After February numbers had managed to reach the 200,000 mark, it was assumed (there’s that word again), that the March report would indicate a job market that was beginning to show signs of life. But instead, the report was a disappointing 120,000 new jobs.

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