Yearly Archives: 2011


Best Florida Housing Markets 1

According to Realtor.com’s “Top 10 Turnaround Report,” based on Third Quarter 2011 data, the following six Florida markets are included as exhibiting the best positive year-over-year housing median price appreciation, inventory reductions and inventory age while also experiencing lower unemployment rates: Miami, Orlando, Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota-Bradenton, and […]


Mobile Phone Internet Usage 2

Earlier this year a very useful infographic highlighting statistics on how people are using mobile phones in 2011 was published.  The infographic shows that over 1 billion of the worlds 4+ billion mobiles phones are now smartphones, and 3 billion are SMS enabled. In 2014, mobile internet usage will overtake […]


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PTC New Client – World Fitness Equipment 1

PTC New Client – World Fitness Equipment PTC Computer Solutions has recently been retained to assist in the redesign and installment of Search Engine Optimization best practices on the web site for WorldFitEquip based out of Jacksonville Beach, Florida.  This will involve an extensive redesign and will put WorldFitEquip at […]


Cell Phone Usage Survey Results 2

PTC Computer Solutions conducted a survey of a random group of individuals to ascertain the types of services people are using their cell phones for.  PTC Computer Solutions makes research and demographics a significant part of their marketing strategies for all of their clients and this information was to assist […]


Oh Canada!

Marilynn and I frequently travel back to our homeland of Canada to visit friends and relatives. But, the impact of the recession restrained our travel habits, and our trip to eastern Ontario this month was our first experience in Canada since 2006.  We were amazed at the changes. Although our […]


AMAZING CHINA 4

During May of 2011, Marilynn and I spent almost three weeks in China, re-visiting places we had toured on our prior trip in 2000 as well as visiting new places. On this trip, we visited ten cities and traveled over 4,000 miles in China. Our overall impression was of a […]


Florida Jobs Outlook

Florida Jobs Outlook An April report by Wells Fargo predicts “a major rebound” in Florida employment generation, sparked by tourism and hospitality industries..  In ranking states by regional competitiveness, Florida scored first in the Wells Fargo study. Contact Parker Associates at www.parkerassociates.com for more information or email us at info@parkerassociates.com.


New Home Price Projections 1

New Home Price Projections In preparing revenue projections for budget planning, many builders rely upon past trends to forecast price increases for future years. This method turns out to be very misleading after the enormous price fluctuations of 2004-2011.  A ten year trend of average price changes from 2001-2010 produces […]


Housing Outlook 1

Housing Outlook NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe indicated that the building industry soon should be seeing tangible signs of improvement. Speaking at the Annual Construction Forecast Conference in April, Crowe cited positive factors such as affordability, favorable mortgage rates, tiny inventories of newly-built homes, declining vacancy rates, and pent-up demand […]


Gross Domestic Product Growth 1

Gross Domestic Product Growth Positive signs of economic recovery were reported by U.S. GDP growth in the first quarter of 2011.  Despite the limitations of poor weather, high gasoline prices and slower consumer spending, strong job increases reinforce other factors supporting a sustainable  economic recovery.   Substantial private-sector contributions to economic […]