Reverse Mortgages

Reverse Mortgages

HECM’s or Reverse Mortgages – A Good Choice? Many senior-aged homeowners have built up substantial equity in their homes. Consider that homes have doubled in value in the last 20 years, and it’s created a windfall of wealth (on paper). A reverse mortgage is a unique type of mortgage.  It’s different than a home equity…

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today

Today’s Stock Market Action Last weeks markets were a little flat, but with one good day, and the markets in the recent 2 months have performed well. The Santa Klaus rally looks like it will continue. Major Indexes Today: Financial Markets by TradingView TESLA Real Time TSLA Chart by TradingView Google Stock Real Time GOOGL…

Florida Housing Forecast 2022

Florida Housing Forecast 2022

Florida Real Estate Market As Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. Brad O’Connor pointed out in reports, sales growth in the Florida housing market “has slowed considerably”  Yet it is still a healthy housing market compared to other states. O’Connor followed up in the latest sales report, that sales have declined down to pre-pandemic levels. However,…

Why Are Home Prices so High?

Why Are Home Prices so High?

Why are Real Estate Prices so Persistently High? From the US to Canada and Australia, home prices are extremely high and they may not fall, according to housing experts. There is some outrage, but there’s little action about it, because people don’t know what’s causing the problem. So they remain quiet and frustrated. It’s understandable…

Tesla Stock

Tesla Stock

Tesla Stock Tesla is the world’s premier electric powered automobile manufacturer and has built a very strong brand reputation among auto buyers who prefer a new era of environmentally friendly, clean energy powered vehicles. Tesla is reputed to own 68% of the EV market. The company also manufactures rechargeable batteries, solar panels, and solar power…

Tesla Stock Forecast

Tesla Stock Forecast

Forecast of Tesla Stock Price The company called Tesla built by noted digital entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk languished with high debt and a stalled consumer market before 2020. Then in 2020 when the US government spent trillions in stimulus cash and pushed electric cars and ESG regulations, and pushed gasoline prices up, the stage…

Sell your House Now

Sell your House Now

Be Smart, Sell your House Soon It’s taken a long time, but experts are finally calling for a recession. And the housing market? Well, they’re talking crash now. It’s not hard to understand, given there is no way home buyers can qualify for mortgages, which look like they could be headed very high. New loans…

US Housing Market Crash?

US Housing Market Crash?

Probability of a Market Crash: Medium Housing economists, Realtors, and real estate pundits are deeply confused about where the US economy and real estate markets are headed. Most believe mortgage rates will continue soaring and the market is going to slide another 20% to 30%. Crash probability: Medium.  Slide Correction Probability: High. There’s some doubt…

S&P TSX Forecast

S&P TSX Forecast

Are TSX Listed Stocks a Wonderful Investment Opportunity? With the stock market bottoming likely 3 months to 6 months away, investors have an opportunity to explore different investment choices. You could stick with US stocks for their excellent potential. Or you could go with International stocks which generally mean Asian equities these days, given Europe…

Top Trending Stocks

Top Trending Stocks

Top Trending Stocks Should watching the top trending stocks be part of your everyday investment and trading activities? Every rise in stock isn’t critical, but some rises reflect major company/product/market breakthroughs that send the company to another level of profitability. Which stocks are going up or down? Which sectors are growing or falling? It’s important…

SPDR SPY ETF

SPDR SPY ETF

SPDR Fund SPY Stocks Exchange traded funds are a popular investment vehicle for millions of stock trading enthusiasts. One of the original and most prominent ETFs is the SPDR, or SPY stocks as they’re known. ETFs are composed of stocks purchased and when actively managed, the ETF manager decides on which stocks to buy and…

Southwest Florida’s Housing Market Devastated

Southwest Florida’s Housing Market Devastated

How Far Will Florida Home Prices Fall? Hurricane Ian may become the 5th most expensive hurricane in US history. Although smaller in size, it packed sustained 150 mph winds and big storm surge to overwhelm neighborhoods in the Port Charlotte, Fort Myers and Naples region on Wednesday. Southwest Florida had a wonderful 30 year growth…

California Housing Market Update Predictions

California Housing Market Update Predictions

California Real Estate Market Forecast August 2022 saw buyers jump back into the California housing market to capitalize on some lower mortgage rates, however with the Fed rate hike, that brief interest rate respite may have ended. The demand raised sales and home prices temporarily, however pending sales are down 39.1% from last year. The…

Will The Housing Market Crash in 2023?

Will The Housing Market Crash in 2023?

Will the Housing Bubble to Burst in 2023? With inflation numbers soaring, GDP numbers falling, unemployment falling, and Fed interest rate hikes rocketing, there’s not too many positives for the US housing market forecast in 2023. Most housing market experts concur that prices could fall and there’s little reason to believe in a recovery in…

S&P Forecast

S&P Forecast

S&P 500 Forecast As perhaps the best performance indicator of large-cap US equities., the S&P is regarded as the “real stock market” by many investors.  Quite a few made a fortune investing in S&P listed stocks during the bull run. This year, high interest rates a knocked the wind of the index. Are S&P stocks…

Dow Jones Forecast

Dow Jones Forecast

Dow Forecast DJIA 2023 In an economic phase where commodity prices are rocketing, many investors will turn to the blue chip industrials and huge companies of the Dow Jones 30 index. Of late, the Dow Jones stocks are showing more promise than most. The Dow Jones gained more than 1600 points this week. Something big…

Stock Market Bottom – Best Stocks to Buy

Stock Market Bottom – Best Stocks to Buy

Pre-Crash Stock Investing Being a future-oriented market blog, we must explore investing opportunities coming down the pike. This includes the opportunity to wait to use your cash to buy great stocks when the market hits bottom. Buy low, sell high. Of course the stock markets have plunged in 2022, with steeper drops of late, but…

Best Stock Picks

Best Stock Picks

Best Stocks to Buy Right Now As the market slide continues, overall, with a few bear market rallies sandwiched in, it’s not easy to find great stocks to invest in. Americans have a lot of cash sitting on the sidelines and a few investors are taking risks trying to pick winners to buy. It’s a…

BackYard Offices

BackYard Offices

Work from Home Offices a Popular Solution The pandemic accelerated a national business and housing market trend that was already running hot in 2019 — working from home. The reality of working and living at home, and getting work done isn’t so simple however and there is a need for solutions. The backyard office is…

Housing Market Roundup!

Housing Market Roundup!

News Roundup for a wild Real Estate Market as we head toward 2023! The 2022 housing market rodeo isn’t over yet.  There’s a lot happening in US housing markets, and there’s plenty of uncertainty for homebuyers and home sellers, about where housing markets are heading in the next 12 months. It’s going to be a…

Oil Price Forecast

Oil Price Forecast

Oil Price and Gasoline Price Forecasts The biggest events that could drive oil prices very high haven’t happened yet.  The coming battle around Taiwan, which President Biden mentioned in his recent visit to South Korea. China’s communist leaders conducted threatening military exercises to show their anger about South Korea and Taiwan. If and when the…

Can Realtors Benefit from a Coming Price Crash?

Can Realtors Benefit from a Coming Price Crash?

Will Sellers Rush Online to Find a Realtor? Many Realtors are thinking there’s no way residential real estate can fail. Housing markets are too hot with wealthy buyers, high employment, strong banks, along with strong millennial buyer demand and very limited supply of housing. Yet the narrative seems to be changing despite the economic strength. …

Vancouver Housing Market

Vancouver Housing Market

Vancouver Housing Market Update and Forecast Vancouver has built its reputation as one of the most beautiful cities and locations in the world. The modernization of the city, incredible mountain vistas, moderate climate with a surprising amount of yearly sunny days, high tech center growth, tourism and neighboring mountain recreation areas makes this area a…

Real Estate Marketing

Real Estate Marketing

Real Estate Marketing Packages It’s a new home selling season and opportunities still abound in 2022.  The challenge of being seen and heard and then connecting is no easy matter however, which brings is to promotion and marketing. Realtors with a strong online presence will at least be able to reach buyers and sellers. Seller…

How to Fund a Winning Realty Marketing Strategy

How to Fund a Winning Realty Marketing Strategy

Winning Real Estate Marketing Strategy Organic real estate marketing and lead generation are the core or foundation of your sales success. While local advertising and word of mouth help your efforts, they’re not going to establish you as the top Realtor in your region. Admittedly, it takes confidence and the help of a good digital…

Housing Inventories in Florida Bottoming

Housing Inventories in Florida Bottoming

Florida Housing Supply Dries Up The Florida housing market remains one of the hottest housing markets in 2022 despite a continually diminished listings of Florida homes for sale. The lack of housing construction is a topic I’ve been writing about for years. It’s due to government policies (NIMBY) resistance to new housing development and it’s…

Bitcoin Price Crash

Bitcoin Price Crash

Bitcoin Price Outlook Bitcoin crashed suddenly and shockingly this weekend to $35,388, far below the big highs of last month. In some markets, it even it hit $28,000 so it appears cryptocurrency is in some hot water right now. However, for smart investors, this dumping is a buying the dip opportunity. The BTC crash including…

Buy Stocks on the Dip

Buy Stocks on the Dip

Investing Strategy: Buying the Dip Buying the dip is a tactic that’s deeply ingrained in the investor community mindset. From institutional fund managers to self-directed investors, the dip in prices is a great opportunity to buy stocks at bargain prices. Investors often overreact to negative news and trends, thus dumping their stock unwisely.  Stock volatility…

Stock Prediction Software

Stock Prediction Software

AI Stock Prediction What could be more exciting than having an AI-powered stock price forecasting tool that could seriously increase your ability to pick top gainer stocks? Yes, if an AI-based forecasting service could identify the best stocks reliably. If you’re a self-directed investor, AI prediction software might even up the advantage of hedge fund…

Toronto Condo Market Report – Update and Forecast

Toronto Condo Market Report – Update and Forecast

Toronto Condo Market The Toronto housing market continues to accelerate as the pandemic eases. Although the 416 area code sees growth last quarter and in September, it’s the 905 area code that is seeing big increases in condo prices. Toronto’s condominium market fared poorly during the pandemic as few wanted to risk high density living…

US Unemployment Rate

US Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in the United States The Covid 19 pandemic interrupted a very positive reduction in the unemployment rate in the United states. 8 years of strong growth during the bull market stock market was crippled by the shutdowns. Now in late 2021, the economic recovery is beginning to deliver stronger job growth (4.8% unemployment…

Bitcoin Stocks

Bitcoin Stocks

List of Bitcoin Stocks Bitcoin is the investing world’s most speculative and volatile asset, a cryptocurrency not based on real, intrinsic value but rather solely by the hope of what it could be worth. Some investors are hoping to either buy Bitcoin outright and other investors perhaps wiser, to invest in companies that have exposure…

Calgary Real Estate Market Forecast

Calgary Real Estate Market Forecast

Calgary Housing Market and Update The residential real estate market across Calgary is similar to most housing markets including Toronto, Mississauga, Vancouver, Kelowna and Montreal.  Housing sales in the last 13 months, and in particular the first half of this year were up sharply. The question is whether sales and prices will continue rising or…

Will Home Prices Fall?

Will Home Prices Fall?

Will House and Condo Prices Fall? Hopeful home buyers are always asking, when will home prices drop throughout 2022 and into next year? Will we see house prices fall as frenzied buyers give up on their quest to find a house for sale? According to Redfin’s July 5th report, prices have dropped 2% in the…

Digital Marketing Audit

Digital Marketing Audit

Digital Marketing Audit for Small Business In all the years managing my own freelance business and while working with digital marketing agencies, I discovered that small business people are great at what they do. Unfortunately, they’re not experts in digital marketing which is a discipline exploding in complexity. That’s why a digital marketing assessment  is a…

Canadian Housing Market

Canadian Housing Market

Canadian Real Estate Market Forecast Just like the US housing market, the real estate market in Canada showed remarkable strength in 2020. The Canadian benchmark price increased 8.5% last year, almost five times the rate of 1.8% in 2019. And forecasts for 2021 reflect a continued trend of high prices driven by low mortgage rates,…

Houses for Sale

Houses for Sale

Homes for Sale We’re into the summer house hunting season of 2021. This one is shaping up to be a good one, when compare it to last year. However, a lack of houses for sale is definitely making the home search a challenge. For buyer’s today, a good home search strategy is necessary. With home…

Housing Market Update – US Real Estate Report

Housing Market 2019 Outlook The Housing Market Predictions for 2019? The US economy is predicted to grow 3 to 5% (now 4.2%), and with house construction intact, and employment strong, and US wages rising, we’ll see more Americans buying a home. For many happy people, it will be their first home. As you’ll read below and in…