Local outlook brighter than in many other housing markets

The housing market has its challenges, but Florida continues to enjoy a better situation than markets in many other parts of the country. At least that was the message delivered by two experts at the Tampa Bay Builders Association 2019 Economic Forecast briefing on Jan. 23 at Tampa’s River Center at Julian B. Lane Park, in downtown Tampa. Robert Dietz, chief economist of the National … [Read more...]

Financial expert presents mixed U.S. economic outlook

One Tampa-based financial expert sees a positive economic outlook for 2018, yet also remains cautious about decades ahead. John Largent, chief investment strategist at Members Trust Company, was the featured speaker at a Dec. 13 business-networking event hosted by the San Antonio Federal Credit Union. He offered an encouraging assessment of the current U.S. economy. “We’re at a stock … [Read more...]