Amid all the news with Trulia and Zillow, the latest one concludes a three-and-a-half year relationship between Trulia and Chief Economist Jed Kolko. While Kolko said he hasn't decided his next step, a recent HousingWire Magazine feature could give a glimpse into his future plans.
People are listening to real estate economists today in a way that anyone who covered the industry a decade or more ago would not recognize. Smoke is one of the members of this new wave of real estate economists. In fact, Smoke is actually the newest one on the block. The upstart economists at places like Trulia and Zillow are still new, Smoke is just the latest player to join the game.
The sun is rapidly setting on summer break, and kids will once again fill rows and rows of desks across America, whether it's in private schools or public schools. Which prompted Trulia to ask a good question: Are private schools actually cheaper than public schools?
“We’d be at greater risk of heading toward a bubble if price gains were still accelerating, but they’re not,” Trulia's Chief Economist Jed Kolko said. “Even in the bubbliest markets, it’s not 2006 all over again.”
The darlings of 2014, the single-family housing investment and rental businesses, didn’t dominate like last year, but they still had a strong showing. After snagging four of the top five spots on the 2014 HW Fast50, two SFRs placed in the top five in 2015 and three made the top 50..
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