Employment report shows solid increase despite tight labor force

Posted December 2, 2016 / No comments

The employment report increased by what some economist are saying is a “solid” number considering the unemployment level hitting its lowest point since 2007. However, the report is not without its critics, who say that while a December rate hike is still probable, the unemployment number is not as great as it looks. Source: Housing

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[Video] Here’s one way housing and healthcare go together

Posted December 1, 2016 / No comments

Housing and healthcare, to some peoples’ surprise, are closely related. Recent talks surrounding President-elect Donald Trump selecting Ben Carson, a former GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon, as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development helped bring this association back to the forefront of housing conversations. Former representative Rick Lazio explains in a video interview. Source:

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HUD bans smoking in subsidized housing

Posted December 1, 2016 / No comments

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a new ban on smoking in all public housing. Here are some of the reasons behind this new ban that will take effect in 2018. Do you think smoking should be banned in subsidized housing? Let us know! Source: Housing Wire

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Blackstone reportedly files to take Invitation Homes public

Posted December 1, 2016 / No comments

Blackstone Group is apparently moving forward in its plans to take its single-family rental unit, Invitation Homes, public in 2017. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Blackstone is taking the next step in the process, reportedly filing confidentially for an IPO that could come “as soon as January.” Source: Housing Wire

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