The Real Economy Improves, Financial Markets Disapprove

July 16, 2019

The government reported 224,000 net new jobs created in the month of June, well above “expectations,” an indication that the real economy is doing well. About 100,000 a month is enough to absorb new labor force entrants due to population growth. But, financial markets did not celebrate, closing in negative territory. Apparently good news for […]


Boho and Minimalism Top Our List of 2019 Outdoor Living Trends

July 8, 2019

In with minimalism, out with rustic farmhouse. See what trends are heating up patios this summer. It’s easier than ever to create an outdoor oasis that’s an extension of your home, and this summer’s biggest trend is creating a backyard space that is as comfortable as your indoor one. Design styles like bright and bold […]


Denver is second in U.S. in attracting renters from other big cities like New York City, Chicago and D.C.

June 24, 2019

More renters from other cities in the United States may be making their way to Denver, but current residents of the Mile High City are looking to relocate to more affordable locations in Colorado, according to data released by in its Renter Migration Report. Denver comes only second to Tampa, Florida, in the number of […]


The Hidden Costs Of Selling Your Home The Silicon Valley Way

April 29, 2019

Getting your home sold in just one day with multiple offers might sound too good to be true, but these days there are many start-ups and tech-backed companies promising to do just that. They guarantee a sale in a certain time period, buy the house directly from you, or offer a platform where you accept […]


8 Curb Appeal Boosters You Can Do in a Weekend

April 2, 2019

Win home shoppers over before they even think about stepping foot inside. A polished home exterior creates an inviting experience for visitors or passersby, which is especially important if your home is on the market. Check out our tips to get the most curb appeal for the lowest cost — while turning your neighbors’ heads and […]


March Madness! Yield Curve Inverts and the Fed Throws in the Towel

April 1, 2019

Something major happened this week in the world of finance. The Federal Reserve has essentially given up on raising the fed funds rate any further in 2019. This is a very “dovish” move by the Fed, signaling easy monetary policy in the future. While markets may view this as a positive in the short term, […]


7 Trendy Kitchen Updates To Make This Year

March 21, 2019

Whether you’re looking to enrich your daily experience or update your home for resale, kitchens are an ideal place to start. Luckily 2019 brings plenty of new ways to update and beautify your home. With so many new styles available, you’re sure to find one that suits your home and personal preference.Here’s a look at […]


How to Use a HELOC to Buy Real Estate

March 19, 2019

Using a home equity line of credit, popularly known as a HELOC, is one of my favorite creative strategies for investing in real estate. How would you like to purchase property using no money out of your bank account? It might sound like a late-night scam, but I assure you it’s not! Let’s say you already own property. […]


Putting America’s huge $20.5T economy into perspective by comparing US state GDPs to entire countries

March 15, 2019

The map above (click to enlarge) matches the economic output (Gross Domestic Product) for each US state (and the District of Columbia) in 2018 to a foreign country with a comparable nominal GDP last year, using data from the BEA for GDP by US state (average of Q2 and Q3 state GDP, since Q4 data aren’t yet […]


HOA Consumer Advisory: Short-term rentals are here to stay! “Take 5 to Get Wise” and learn what it means to operate a short-term rental in your HOA.

March 8, 2019

Short-Term Rentals (STRs) are residential properties available for rent for a period ranging from nightly to 30 days to 6 months. STRs continue to be an issue in common interest communities and has led to associations getting creative in ways to restrict or regulate them. Take 5 to Get Wise and learn what it means […]