Tri-Cities federal workers have highest avg. weekly wage of major labor market subgroups

Tri-Cities federal workers have the highest average weekly wage for major labor market subgroups. Those Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employees and Wages subgroups include total workers covered, the private sector, federal, state and … [Read more...]

Perfect storm crimps Tri-Cities new home permits; builders say there’s still room for growth

The Tri-Cities new residential permits report was slammed by a perfect storm of bad consequences during Q3 and the first nine months of this year. Labor and material costs were up, new codes tacked some hefty increases on the average cost of a new … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities Q3 home flips outperform national benchmarks; signal a cooling housing market

If you think the sales of flipped homes are a canary in the coal mine for the single-family resale market Attom Data Solution’s Q3 Home Flipping Report signals it’s time to buckle your seatbelt. All the indicators point to a slowing market. The … [Read more...]

Get ready for some sticker shock at cost of Tri-Cities elder care

Remember the numbers recently used to illustrate the contrast between the emergence of GenZ and the Tri-Cities Baby Boomers on the front porch of old age? A 2018 study by Genworth Financial Inc. adds another level of context - and some sticker shock … [Read more...]