Category Archives: Economic Observations

Gary shares short observations about the economy.

A Street By Any Other Name

Lifehacker ran an excerpt from a video by Phil Edwards this morning concerning street names. Apparently, some municipalities, state transportation departments, and county planners use naming conventions for the last part of street names, such as ___ Street, ___ Blvd, … Continue reading

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Why Aren't Big Banks Lending?

Image by Tracy O via Flickr The Business Review reports an explanation from Hugh Johnson: Hugh Johnson, chief investment officer for Johnson Illington Advisors in Albany, said there may be other reasons why big banks aren’t throwing open the purse … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t Big Banks Lending?

Image by Tracy O via Flickr The Business Review reports an explanation from Hugh Johnson: Hugh Johnson, chief investment officer for Johnson Illington Advisors in Albany, said there may be other reasons why big banks aren’t throwing open the purse … Continue reading

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What's the Cap Rate?

A group of brokers recently asked me to comment on another appraiser’s newsletter. The newsletter reported three capitalization rates, each for a different property. “How can this possibly be the retail cap rate in our region?” they asked about one.

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What’s the Cap Rate?

A group of brokers recently asked me to comment on another appraiser’s newsletter. The newsletter reported three capitalization rates, each for a different property. “How can this possibly be the retail cap rate in our region?” they asked about one.

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