I’m a third-generation Arizonan, which means I love the sunshine. Below is a cool map that shows sunshine in terms of hours per year. It’s interesting how little sunshine Europe gets. In the USA, we get tons of Vitamin D compared to Europe. And Arizona…forget about it… We get 3,500 hours a year or more. One … Continue reading Sunshine in USA vs. Europe
Population growth is a key indicator of economic health. So where are the top 10 net population growth areas in the US? See below. –Surprise! Metro Phoenix is #1. This is not really a surprise for those of us who have been following this growth. –The Inland Empire in Southern California is second. This one did … Continue reading Net Population Gains Per Year
Below is an incredible graph. States have let their infrastructure go to hell and it is costing consumers a ton of money in car damages. Take a look below to see what your state is costing you.I also pulled cities within the Metro Phoenix market to see what individual cities are costing us. 1—Lack of … Continue reading What is Your State’s Poor Infrastructure Costing You?
I’ve talked in previous narratives about the pros and cons of the current trend towards open office layouts. Work and how it flows has changed dramatically over the past 5 years. 75+ percent of all office spaces we see built out these days are primarily open. Companies are trying to make their culture more collaborative. … Continue reading Work Modalities Chart
Below is the US National Debt as a portion of the economy expressed as a graph. Since this graph was created, we have now surpassed World War II levels of debt, pushing debt to over 100% of GDP. You can see the most accurate calculation of national debt, which updates every second as it grows, here: https://www.usdebtclock.org/ The … Continue reading National Debt Growth
I attended the always-fabulous 2019 Land Advisors Phoenix Land & Housing Forecast back in December and guess what? The U.S. housing market is on a roll and doing just fine, thank you. Bonus: The Metro Phoenix housing market is the #1 market in the country. Why? A decade of not building enough housing to match … Continue reading U.S. and Arizona Housing Market
Who is winning in Metro to Metro Migration across the country? Phoenix. 1 in 7 out of state relocation’s come to Arizona and by far the majority move to Metro Phoenix. Check out this graph below to see other markets that are winners. If you want to read the whole article, here you go. If … Continue reading Net Metro to Metro Migration Winners