Due diligence: Inspecting what you expect

Any person or company that makes an acquisition should perform due diligence — especially before purchasing some of the costliest items they will ever own. Like a home...

Import and Export prices seem to confirm slowing inflation

April import and export prices released at 8:30 am were both less than forecasts. Import prices expected +0.6% were unchanged, yr./yr. expectations +12.0% on thoughts of 12.9%. Export prices estimates...

Markets continue to bet against inflation

We kick off three days of dumping our debt into the marketplace with today's shorter term 3 year note auction. Wednesday we have the 10 year note and most importantly...

Hesitation to buy a home fueling a gradual ‘reset” in the market

There was a time when buying a home was first and foremost for the purpose of shelter. The word “investment” was not common among those who wrote a check, stuffed it into an envelope, placed a stamp on it, and dropped it in the...

Did your offer get ‘ghosted?’

For every house there is a seller, but these days for every listing there can be dozens of buyers. And some of those buyers, after submitting earnest offers, often wonder if theirs is even going...