The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
House prices impact jobs at startups
Gains in home prices help create jobs at startup companies, according to a Reuters report, citing a correlation between jobs at startups and declining house prices. The equity required to start a business is often higher than the home equity loans homeowners can receive if they purchase a lower-priced home. As home price gains begin to level off, this may slow the creation of new businesses.