Sunday, April 5, 2009

Economic and Real Estate Post Picks: Week of March 30, 2009

The Oversaturated Restaurant Sector. The number of restaurants of all types has significantly exceeded population growth.

Which Markets Are People Moving To? UHaul records say Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles top the list. Portland is #6, Seattle did not make the top fifteen.

Grim Employment Report. The latest employment report suggests we have not seen the bottom yet.

Credit Crisis Indicators. The indicators show some improvement in credit markets.

Hotel Sector Hit Hard. Occupancy and room rate trends are both deteriorating.