New Census data show economic gains, losses in Tri-Cities 2 metro areas

An earlier report on the Census Bureau's 2017 American Community Survey showed last year was a growth year for the Tri-Cities despite some headwinds. A comparison showed jobs, pay, household incomes were up while public assistance was down.  A … [Read more...]

New Census data shows Tri-Cities jobs, pay, income growth; public assistance declines

Despite some headwinds and stress signals, the Tri-Cities is enjoying a strong economy so far this year that is building on 2017 which new Census data shows was also a growth year. American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2017 (released Sept. 13) … [Read more...]

Move-in incentives drive Tri-Cities rent indexes lower

Tri-Cities rent affordability indices for Q2 show small declines. On the surface that's good news for renters. But much of those declines are likely a reflection of incentives being offered by apartment complexes to keep their occupancy numbers up as … [Read more...]

Local home flips increase despite higher costs, lower profits

Local home flippers were paying more for homes, and in all but one county their gross profits were down during the second quarter. But a tight inventory and high demand continue to fuel the market for flippers while that segment of the housing market … [Read more...]