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Economic update for the week ending November 2, 2019

October  jobs report - The Department of Labor Statistics reported that 128,000 new jobs were added in October. The unemployment rate ticked up to 3.6%, from September’s 50 year low of 3.5%. Average hourly wages rose 3% year over y [...]

Economic Update For The Week Ending October 19, 2019

Economic update for the week ending October 19, 2019 Stock markets - Stocks rose early in the week as banks and investment firms reported third quarter earnings that beat analysts expectations. A weaker than expected retail sales report sho [...]

Economic Update For The Week Ending September 28, 2019

Economic update for the week ending September 28, 2019 Stocks lower for the week - Political upheaval dominated the headlines this week, but there was other economic news that impacted markets. A key consumer spending report revealed that c [...]

Economic Update For The Week Ending September 14, 2019

Economic update for the week ending September 14, 2019 Stock markets up for third straight week -  Investors are optimistic that a trade deal with China is close. Tensions eased after China announced that it was lifting tariffs on dozens of [...]

The Benefits of Staging

          You may believe that your home is beautiful, and in many instances you may be correct. However, the benefits of staging your home in today's competitive market vastly out way the cons. The m [...]

Economic Update For The Week Ending September 7, 2019

Economic update for the week ending September 7, 2019 130,000 new jobs added in August - The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that U.S. employers added 130,000 new jobs in August. That figure was below analysts expectations of  160,00 [...]

Economic Update For The Week Ending August 31, 2019 

Economic update for the week ending August 31, 2019  Stocks finished the week sharply higher after four straight weeks of loses - Stocks markets climbed this week as both the US and China seemed to be backing down on further trade tariffs [...]

Economic Update For The Week Ending August 24, 2019

Economic update for the week ending August 24, 2019  Stocks lower for the fourth straight week - Stock markets were on track to finish higher this week, ending a three week slide until China initiated a new round of retaliatory tariffs and [...]

The History of Westwood

The Westwood that we know today was not always a bustling neighborhood packed with students and a cultural hub for entertainment. It was once a quiet town that was owned by Edward and Harold Janss. It was not until the 1920's that they offered [...]

Economic Update For The Week Ending August 17, 2019

Economic update for the week ending August 17, 2019  Stocks drop for the third straight week -Stocks declined as recession fears increased after several economic indicators point to a global slowdown. President Trump announced that tariffs [...]