Getting up to snuff on being ‘up to code’

A history lesson: In March of 2012 a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico. The loss of life and destruction of property were not as disastrous as had been expected. While the recent...

Markets make small recovery from yesterday’s sell off

The Preliminary 4th QTR GDP was a blockbuster and "blew the doors off" market expectations, hitting 6.9% vs est of 5.5%. Prices Paid (a measure of inflation) was...

Market focus: FOMC this afternoon

The FOMC this afternoon is widely expected to confirm the first rate hike at the March meeting.The anticipation the Fed will start increasing rates...

2022: As the stomach turns — a treatise on how to get a tradesman to accept work

Life can change on a dime. One minute you’re on Angi, HomeAdvisor, or Yelp! listing out a repair or remodeling job you want to have done, thinking ten different tradespeople will “bid” on it. The next...

Housing: A new kind of bubble we’ve never seen before

Round and round it goes. Where it ends, nobody knows. Or so that is the case with home values, which rose a whopping 17% in 2021 from the year before. First time homebuyers...