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January 13, 2016

average cost of renting an apartment across united states


"real estate prices in rental apartments showing sluggish growth"


The cost of renting an apartment in the US is showing signs of  sluggish growth

The above chart shows the cost of renting an apartment in the united states compared since 2007 onwards. While vacancy rates  slowed signs of  coming down, the average rental costs  has remained  constant, with very little upward movement
In 2011 the average rent for an apartment  was $1011, in 2012 it grew to a  mere $1050, less than 5% growth.
 In 2014  average rental costs in US  was at $1127 and  grew   less that 4%   compared to 2013
In 2015 this grew to $1179 , a growth of 4.6% compared to 2014.

One of the reasons why this is happening is the demand supply gap.. while there is a growing inventory of  apartments.. for users to choose from.. The number of users  among them has not increased in the same way the " supply side" apartments" have grown

February 27, 2015

Most Popular US Travel Websites accessed via Smartphones and Tablets

ranked by visits  Travel sites in US

Google Maps are most visited  travel site by US  users, with 13% share of visits. No 2  most popular travel sites are shared by  Tripadvisor, and  MapQuest  with 4% marketshare of visits

SouthWest Airlines  is  no 3 most visited travel site in US, and  Travel Aggregator Expedia  with 2.7%  share the  3rd rank. Bing Maps, findmydirections and Yahoo Travel ranks at the bottom 3 most visited site in US with less than 1.5% visits

September 25, 2014

How US Spends : Middle Class Consumer vs Affluent Consumer

 US Middle Class consumer spends vs the Affluent's Spends
US consumer Spends declines
US consumer Spends Down
Consumers spent more on housing and transportation but less on apparel and entertainment in 2013.Apparel and services saw a 7.6% drop in average annual spending  This drop is  spread across most apparel categories, and included an 8.3% decline for men and boys clothing and a 7.6% decline for women and girls clothing.

he second-biggest percentage decline in spend came for entertainment, down 4.7% year-over-year to an average per-unit spend of $2,482. By contrast, spending on healthcare (2.1%) and housing (1.5%) grew the fastest of the major components.

consumer spends in US vs Affluent Consumer spends

US Superich  Spends down

Some 67.5 million American adults lived in a household with annual income of at least $100,000 (“affluents”), a 5 million (or 8%) increase from last year, details Ipsos in its latest annual study of the affluent population. As such, 28% of the adult population can be classified as affluent, as can 23% of all US households. 
According to the Ipsos study, the average age of an affluent adult is 46.1, The wealthy (household income of at least $500,000), by comparison, skew older, with an average age of 50.5.
The super rich spends on the following 
  • Automotive – including the purchase price of vehicles and motorcycles, as well as auto maintenance and supplies ($398 billion in aggregate spending; 20% of total spend);
  • Personal insurance ($227B; 11% share);
  • Home & garden ($208B; 10% share);
  • Education expenses ($201B; 10% share); and
  • Groceries ($193B; 9% share).