New findings from a National Association of Realtors® survey show that more Americans believe that now is a good time to purchase a home. Consumer opinions about home buying bounced back in the first quarter of 2019, with 37 percent stating that they strongly believe now is a good time to buy, up from 34 percent in the last quarter of 2018 but down from 38 percent one year ago.
The Strategic Group, a boutique investment firm that focuses primarily on investment strategies that also provide tax benefits as a source of returns, today announced the launch of the Strategic Rivermont OZ Fund. This fund brings a unique strategy of partnering with local municipalities to greatly transform downtown urban districts that are located in designated “opportunity zones.” The Strategic Group has partnered with Rivermont Capital, a North Carolina firm who has a longstanding track record of success in public-private partnerships.
“As former operators ourselves, CareTrust places tremendous value on clinical data, and understands how it can be used to drive both quality outcomes and financial performance,” said Greg Stapley, CareTrust’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He noted that CareTrust’s provision of PointRight solutions to its smaller SNF tenants was a natural outgrowth of CareTrust’s unique, operator-focused approach to asset management. “PointRight’s clinical and business intelligence solutions will give our operators an invaluable tool for consistently delivering the best-in-class care essential for long-term success,” he said.
Let’s face it. The real estate industry can make mountains of men (and women), but only those agents at the top of their game and who make quick studies within The Signature Real Estate Companies’ corporate culture, survive and thrive in real estate done right.
This past week The Signature Real Estate Companies (Signature) dismissed 77 agents due to underwhelming performance in the field, proof positive that a Signature agent mustn’t rest on his/her laurels.
Meyer Vacation Rentals Owner and SH Enterprises Inc. Chairman of the Board Sheila Hodges was one of only three women honored as vacation rental management industry pioneers during the inaugural VRM Intel Women’s Summit held in February in New Orleans.
Presented by nationally circulated VRM Intel magazine and the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA), the summit brought together 500 vacation rental professionals to participate in more than 50 sessions and events to celebrate, educate and empower women in the vacation rental industry.
New businesses are typically very small, so they’re not necessarily a strong factor in overall job creation. But they are a first step in the important process of “creative destruction”—the replacement of old, unproductive businesses by new businesses with new ideas, technologies, and processes. Eventually some of these new businesses will grow and become important factors in the economy, and a healthy economy makes it easy for these new businesses to be created. FRED now has data that allow us to compare this process across U.S. states.
The Bureau of the Census tracks the quarter and the U.S. state in which business applications are made. Then it tracks the quarter in which the new business appears on payroll data. This quarter-to-quarter measurement is obviously coarse, but it averages out to meaningful value given the number of these applications. The map above shows the average length of this interval for