This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior

This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior






This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior 26 September, Monday New Home Sales, August (10:00a EDT): 585-K expected, 654-K prior 27 September, Tuesday Case-Shiller 20-City, July (9:00a EDT): 5.1% expected, 5.1% prior Consumer Confidence, September (10:00a EDT): 98.0 expected, 101.1 prior (revised from 99.8) 28 September Wednesday MBA Mortgage Index, 09/24 (7:00a EDT): […]






The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages

The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages






The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages Firefighters were said to be gaining ground Friday against a wildfire burning in a Southern California mountain pass that has forced tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes and destroyed about 100 houses, officials said. The Blue Cut Wildfire, named for a […]






Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass

Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass






Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass A wildfire that started Tuesday in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County has forced mass evacuations in the area. The latest estimates from the National Forest Service put the size of the Blue Cut Fire at 25,626 acres, as mapping was refined throughout […]






California Wildfires Destroy Homes, Hundreds Evacuate

California Wildfires Destroy Homes, Hundreds Evacuate






California Wildfires Destroy Homes, Hundreds Evacuate FLASH: Authorities say a 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive wildfire that destroyed more than 175 homes, business and other structures in the Lower Lake area of Lake County. Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin said Damin Anthony Pashilk of Clearlake, California was arrested Monday on 17 […]






Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered

Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered






Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered A fast-moving wildfire near Silverwood Lake in southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains continued to burn out of control Sunday night, scorching some 1,500 acres, and prompting evacuation orders and road closures, officials said. The blaze, dubbed the Pilot Fire, erupted about 12:10p near the Miller Canyon OHV […]






Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes

Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes






Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes As of Saturday afternoon the fast-moving Sand Fire in Santa Clarita California has burned 20,000 acres and is not contained. A raging wildfire grew to more than 30 square miles east of Santa Clarita Saturday, prompting an expanded evacuation order affecting some 1,500 homes and spreading smoke and […]






Wall of Flames Scorch Hillsides in the Cahuenga Pass

Wall of Flames Scorch Hillsides in the Cahuenga Pass






Wall of Flames Scorch Hillsides in the Cahuenga Pass Firefighters are on the scene near the 101 Fwy where a brush fire has broken out in the Hollywood Hills A fast moving brush fire is burning above the Hollywood Hills, scorching 12-14 acres in about an hour, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles […]






Land, Homes have Proven to be Disappointing Investments

Land, Homes have Proven to be Disappointing Investments






Land, Homes have Proven to be Disappointing Investments $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Robert Shiller, Nobel prizewinner and Yale professor, says that today land is not the best place to grow a savings nest egg because technology changes the ways people use property. “Despite solid price increases over the last few years, land and homes have […]






Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US

Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US






Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US Several major wildfires are raging across the Southwestern United States, after consuming dozens of homes and forcing evacuations. Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a blaze burning in the sparsely populated and wooded community of Timberon, New Mexico. That wildfire, which officials said was in the “mop-up stage” […]






California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands

California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands






California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands Strong winds will keep the wildfire danger high across the West Sunday into Monday. Strong winds will keep the wildfire danger high across the West Sunday into Monday. Wildfires burning in both California and Colorado have forced evacuations and left one firefighter injured Saturday evening, burning more […]






California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed

California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed






California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed Here are the latest stats on the major wildfires currently burning in the State of California More than 5,200 firefighters are working Monday to battle nine large blazes across the Golden State as fire season rages on. Cal Fire is warning of increased fire […]






“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire

“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire






“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire Hundreds of firefighters were struggling Saturday to contain a massive wildfire that has so far killed 2 people and burned at least 100 homes and  ravaging lakeside communities in Central California. The Erskine Fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the foothills of Kern County about 42 miles northeast […]






Nearly 1000 Firefighters Battle Blazes In The Angeles National Forest

Nearly 1000 Firefighters Battle Blazes In The Angeles National Forest






Nearly 1000 Firefighters Battle Blazes In The Angeles National Forest Some residents evacuated from their homes in Duarte and Azusa California were cleared to return home Thursday as firefighters kept up their campaign against the 5,235-acre San Gabriel Complex Fire, which is just 15% contained. About 950 firefighters are battling the blazes in the Angeles […]






A Troubling Story: “The US has Become a ‘Renter Nation'”

A Troubling Story: “The US has Become a ‘Renter Nation






A Troubling Story: “The US has Become a ‘Renter Nation’” A troubling story is  playing out across they USA in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and burst in a horrific crash. As real estate has risen, homeowners are thriving and renters struggle. For many longtime owners, times are good. They are enjoying […]






San Gabriel, California Wildfires Rage Residents Warned of Evacuations

San Gabriel, California Wildfires Rage Residents Warned of Evacuations






San Gabriel, California, Wildfires Rage, Residents Warned of Evacuations The Fish and Reservoir fires, which authorities are now calling the San Gabriel Complex Fire, burned more than 5,400 acres overnight. The 2 wildfires burning in the Angeles National Forest, dubbed the San Gabriel Complex Fire, are burning out of control, and more residents are being […]






Southwest Wildfires Raging in Record High Tempatures

Southwest Wildfires Raging in Record High Tempatures






Southwest Wildfires Raging in Record High Temperatures Update: Wildfire warnings were posted across parts of 3 Western US states Sunday as a heat wave baked the region in record, triple-digit temperatures, stoking flames in California from the coastal foothills outside Santa Barbara to desert brush near the Mexican border. For an area stretching from Southern […]






US Housing Starts Missed Expectations in May

US Housing Starts Missed Expectations in May






US Housing Starts Missed Expectations in May US housing starts missed in May as the construction of multi-family housing units dropped, but gains in building permits signaled a possible rebound that would support economic growth in Q-2. Groundbreaking fell 0.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.16-M units, the US Commerce Department said Friday. […]






Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter”

Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter”






Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter” The wildfire in Santa Barbara County, California has burned thousands of acres and prompted the declaration of a local emergency as firefighters continue into the weekend facing extremely difficult conditions. More than 1,200 personnel were responding to the wild fire, which has been […]






Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger

Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger






Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger A wildfire in Southern California more than 3X’d in size overnight and forced officials to close a major highway, 100’s of homes in danger,  another blaze in New Mexico had communities on edge after destroying 24 homes, officials said on Friday. California’s Sherpa Fire, burning in chapparal […]






Dubai Property Plateau Suggests End to Down Cycle

Dubai Property Plateau Suggests End to Down Cycle






Dubai Property Plateau Suggests End to Down Cycle The monthly ValuStrat Price Index indicates the ‘bottoming-out’ of Dubai residential real estate prices Dubai residential real estate prices may have bottomed out after plateauing in May 2016, according to the property consultancy firm ValuStrat.The company said prices stabilised in April and May after almost 2 years […]






Brushfires in South Australia Described as Horrific Catastrophe

Brushfires in South Australia Described as Horrific Catastrophe






Brushfires in South Australia Described as Horrific Catastrophe Last November an emotional South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill described the brushfires burning North of Adelaide as “horrific,” survivors told of traumatic experiences. With two people confirmed dead and 16 hospitalized with injuries, Mr. Weatherill said the situation was “hard to get in touch with”. “It’s an […]






Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree

Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree






Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer Confidence unexpectedly fell in May for a 2nd month as American consumers are less than enthusiastic about the current state of the economy, a report from the New York-based Conference Board showed Tuesday. The Conference Board’s Sentiment Index fell to 92.6 i […]






Water Homes is Part of Dubai Mega Project

Water Homes is Part of Dubai Mega Project






Water Homes is Part of Dubai Mega Project The project, called Marasi Business Bay, will be developed by Dubai Properties State-owned conglomerate Dubai Holding has announced a new Dhs 1-B project in Business Bay which will be developed by its real estate arm, Dubai Properties Group. Called Marasi Business Bay, the waterfront development will extend […]






Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas

Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas






Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas Heavy storms roared across the Houston area Friday evening causing multiple roads closing and evacuations because of the floodwaters. In Galveston, torrential rain came down on the area as the swirling winds as severe weather moved through the area. The waters continue to rise in and around […]






A Ft. McMurray Like Wildfire Could Easily Happen In Australia

A Ft. McMurray Like Wildfire Could Easily Happen In Australia






A Ft. McMurray Like Wildfire Could Easily Happen In Australia As a huge and destructive wildfire burned a path through central Canada, an Australian fire expert has issued a strong warning, “it could easily happen here “It sounds extreme, our cities could burn down, or parts of our suburbs could burn down, but it could happen,” […]






Ft McMurray Wildfire, Canada’s Most Expensive Natural Disaster

Ft McMurray Wildfire, Canada’s Most Expensive Natural Disaster






Ft McMurray Wildfire, Canada’s Most Expensive Natural Disaster The raging wildfire in Alberta Canada will go down as the most expensive natural disaster in Canada’s history, damaging the environment, homes, businesses and the struggling economy in their path. Recently released data suggests that activity in the Canadian Province was firming near the end of Q-1 […]






California Wildfire Season, “May be Dangerous and Difficult”

California Wildfire Season, “May be Dangerous and Difficult”






California Wildfire Season, “May be Dangerous and Difficult” A 5-year drought has left 40-M dead and dried-out trees in California, including 29-M that died last year California may be facing a dangerous and difficult wildfire season in Y 2016 despite a relatively wet Winter, federal officials warned Tuesday. Most of the rest of the country […]






Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B

Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B






Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B Chinese investment in the US real estate market has surpassed $300-B and is growing despite China’s economic weakness and increased currency controls, the authors of a new report said Monday. Between Y’s 2010 and 2015 Chinese buyers bought $93-B in residential real estate, nearly $208-B of mortgage-backed […]






The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire






The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire In Alberta, Canada there is a Province wide ban on open fires, including campfires and the use of charcoal briquettes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went to Fort McMurray Friday to survey the damage firsthand and meet with emergency responders. He was also meeting Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Edmonton. As crews […]






Firefighters Fight against Flame Retardants in the Home

Firefighters Fight against Flame Retardants in the Home






Firefighters Fight against Flame Retardants in the Home If flame-retardant chemicals worked, they would probably have no stronger supporters than firefighters. Yet, they are among their strongest opponents. It is not only that the chemicals are ineffective, but they are highly toxic. Charging into a burning home is dangerous enough, but entering a home with burning […]






America’s Home Builders Beginning to Market Safety and Energy Efficiency

America’s Home Builders Beginning to Market Safety and Energy Efficiency






America’s Home Builders Beginning to Market Safety and Energy Efficiency When single family home builders talk about customer service, they focus on how to make the building process smoother, how to speak to customers so that they understand, and how to mitigate problems and delays. Last year in a presentation at the 2015 Avid Conference […]






Hampton’s Home Buyers on the “Sidelines”

Hampton’s Home Buyers on the “Sidelines”






Hampton’s Home Buyers on the “Sidelines” Home sales in New York’s Hamptons fell to the lowest marks in 3 years as potential buyers of luxury properties stayed on the sidelines during this past volatile Quarter on Wall Street. Purchases in the 2nd-home market popular with Wall Street bankers and celebrities, totaled 437 in Q-1 of […]






Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste






Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash, Fuel and Waste Deforestation is clearing our planet’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests still cover about 30% of the world’s land area, but huge areas are lost each year to commercial interests. The data shows that the world’s […]






The Week Ahead On Wall Street

The Week Ahead On Wall Street






The Week Ahead On Wall Street $AAPL, $BA, $CVX, $DD, $MMM, $PG, $UTX, $XOM This week about 200 members of the S&P 500 will report earnings to Wall Street. Included are DJIA components: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday; 3M (NYSE:MMM), Du Pont (NYSE:DD) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) Tuesday On Wednesday, Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) and United […]






Houston, Texas hit with Another Historic Flood

Houston, Texas hit with Another Historic Flood






Houston, Texas hit with Another Historic Flood The Big Q: Why has the US been hit by major even historic flood after another recently? The flooding that is hammering the City of Houston, Texas is the 8th historic flood in the US since the end of September. The Texas city’s officials have labeled the flooding […]






Building Homes In SoCal Canyons With Extreme Fire Risk

Building Homes In SoCal Canyons With Extreme Fire Risk






Building Homes In SoCal Canyons With Extreme Fire Risk Hundreds of houses have sprouted in Orange County’ California’s Canyon Country in recent decades, many of them directly in the path of historic wildfire corridors. And more houses may be coming, depending on a local court case to be decided in the coming weeks. Complicating things […]