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Meghan Lockwood / HubSpot / May 8, 2013
HubSpot’s fifth annual executive review of inbound marketing trends and tactics
Inbound marketing not only has staying power, it’s growing. It has proven itself to be much more than the next shiny technology or the latest buzzword. The research shows that nearly 60% of marketers have adopted inbound marketing strategies and more than 80% of those executing inbound marketing have integrated it into broader company goals. People are also investing more in inbound, as budgets for this strategy have grown nearly 50% in each of the past three years.Read More
Sam Chapman and Yuliya Demyanyk / Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland / May 2, 2013
Since the end of the recent financial crisis, individuals have been reducing the large amounts of debt that they had built up prior to the recession. Recent studies show that the percentage of individuals holding debt in 2012 is less than in 2000. (See this Census Bureau study and “Uneven Debt Burdens across the States”).
As of the end of 2012, 25.6 percent of individuals in a representative sample we analyzed have no debt. This fraction increased from 14.5 percent in 2000 and 17.3 percent in 2007. Forces driving this large deleveraging may include foreclosures, bankruptcy, decreased bankRead More
How Housing Matters Survey Finds American Attitudes Transformed by Housing Crisis, Changes in Lifestyle
MacArthur Foundation / April 3, 2013
After decades of equating homeownership with the American Dream, post-housing crisis realism about the risks and rewards of owning a home have led to greater support for rental housing and a more balanced approach in national housing policy, according to a new survey of housing attitudes released today.
The How Housing Matters Survey, a new national survey conducted by Hart Research Associates and commissioned by the MacArthur Foundation, found while financial markets, as well as homebuilding and home sales data, may suggest the prolonged housing crisis is over, the American public isRead More
Hanley Wood Chief Economist, Jonathan Smoke and Metrostudy Chief Economist, Bradley Hunter break down what you need to know about the 2013 Housing Market and if the recovery is sustainable. Originally presented at the International Builders Show (January 24, 2013)Read More
The 25th edition of the remodeling industry’s most important report contains data that compares construction costs for popular remodeling projects against the share of those costs recovered at resale. In addition to city data, the report includes tables with national and regional averages, as well as complete project descriptions, 3-D images and QuickTime movies for all 35 projects surveyed.
Please click here to visit the official Cost vs. Value Web site for detailed information and to download the report.Read More