Monthly Archives: May 2011


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 […]