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New Construction For Best-Use Rental Units Townhouses

New Construction For Best-Use Rental Units Townhouses “Scott Choppin is the CEO and Founder of The Urban Pacific Group of Companies, a Long Beach, CA-based real estate development company, founded in 2000, that focuses exclusively on workforce rental housing communities throughout California and the western US. Urban Pacific has created a new housing innovation called…

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‘It would change my life.’ New Reports on Flood School Apartments Show Need for Staff Housing

‘It would change my life.’ New Reports on Flood School Apartments Show Need for Staff Housing ”More than 40% of the faculty and staff at the Ravenswood City School District are considering leaving their jobs due to the high cost of housing, and two-thirds say their housing is unaffordable or unstable, according to statistics based…

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CPI y/y: Average of Utility Costs, Gasoline, Food at Home, and Electricity

CPI y/y: Average of Utility Costs, Gasoline, Food at Home, and Electricity “Consumer stress to the max … among staple areas for consumers, inflation is soaring at fastest rate in history (>30% y/y)” To Read the Original Article Click Here Subscribe to our regular newsletter and get exclusive access to our next investment opportunity. Recent…

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What Really Causes Inflation?

What Really Causes Inflation? “Today we consider real inflation – not official, bogus measures – but the real cost of living 50 years ago compared to today. I’ve spent quite a bit of time compiling the data in the table below. Please cast your eye over it. It shows the price of various items in…

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Making Tough Hiring & Firing Decisions, Surviving the 2008 and COVID-19 Crises & More with Scott Choppin

Making Tough Hiring & Firing Decisions, Surviving the 2008 and COVID-19 Crises & More with Scott Choppin “In today’s episode, we discuss: -Building a trustworthy team and a reputation of professionalism -Managing budgets and timelines -Intentionally starting small to perfect systems and processes and avoid risk -Recession resistance and actively monitoring the market Scott Choppin…

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The Chillingly Realistic Path to Rate Cuts This Year

The Chillingly Realistic Path to Rate Cuts This Year “Consumer confidence has plummeted already. With gasoline and food prices weighing on far more than American sentiment, it’s no wonder much of the public may have come around to the idea of recession. Politicians and economists are another matter. Nothing in life—let alone the economy—is inevitable,…

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High Gas Prices are Killing the Summer Road Trip

High Gas Prices are Killing the Summer Road Trip “The summer of “revenge travel” may be slowing as gasoline prices hover near record highs.  Americans planning on taking a vacation by car in the next six months dropped to 22.7% in June, according to data from the Conference Board’s index. That’s the lowest seasonally in…

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What A Time To Be Alive

What A Time To Be Alive “And we are only two years into this century’s “Roaring 20s.” There is so much chaos in the world today that it’s easy to say “life sucks, the world sucks, and everything sucks.” Today, I am asking you to consider a different, more optimistic take: Life is good. In fact, it isn’t…

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Urban Town House for the Workforce of the West

Urban Town House for the Workforce of the West “New multifamily housing development is clearly in Scott Choppin’s DNA. His ability to see a little into the future while being mindful of the past and careful about the present is his superpower as he innovates workforce housing. Not only has he not shut down, he…

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Surveys of Consumers: University of Michigan

Surveys of Consumers: University of Michigan “The final June reading confirmed the early-June decline in consumer sentiment, settling 0.2 Index points below the preliminary reading and 14.4% below May for the lowest reading on record. Consumers across income, age, education, geographic region, political affiliation, stockholding and homeownership status all posted large declines. About 79% of…

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