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One interesting thing I heard on the news earlier this week was about the rental market here in Houston. The problem arose from a two fold hit of growing apartment supply and falling apartment demand primarily to the continuing sluggish oil sector that drives Houston's economy.
My gut says this is likely aimed at some of the higher end apartment complexes, but many of them are offering some nice perks if you sign a 1 year lease. Aside from the small ticket things like iPads or other tablets these complexes are throwing in up to 4 months of free rent. Adding in the free rent that's like moving up from a $1,000 per mo. apartment up to a $1,500 per mo. for the same annual rent outlay. It's a good time to be a renter in Houston.
2017 has gotten off to a bit of a slow start for me especially with my writing. The rest of January might be a bit lighter than I'd like because there's some big changes that I'll be sharing with y'all soon.
On to the Roundup
In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit over the past week.
- 5 Options Moves To Boost My Investment Income
- Top 5 Rules of Dividend Investing
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - The First Raise For 2017 Goes To...
Once again I'd like to say thanks to each and every one of you that read, commented, and shared posts from here this past week. I think this dividend growth investing and financial independence community is amazing and the openness from everyone is awesome. Thanks again!
Now on to the links!
Importance of Knowing Your Investment Boundaries (Sears Mini Case Study) by Base Hit Investing
Annual Update: 2016 Review by Roadmap2Retire
Monthly Review: December 2016 by DivGro
Dividend Income Update December 2016 by DivHut
Two Wide Moat Dividend Stocks To Consider On Dips by Dividend Growth Investor
2017 by Income Surfer
T. Rowe Price (TROW): A Quality Dividend Aristocrat Trading at a Discount by Simply Safe Dividends
The AT&T Dividend Shouldn't Be Chased by The Conservative Income Investor
Reducing Those Damn Options Trading Fees by Options Hunting
Jan Watchlist by Dividend Ten
4 Years of Tax Free Living by Go Curry Cracker
5 Stocks I Bought and Sold Last Quarter by Retire Before Dad
If you're looking for investment ideas, A Frugal Family's Journey maintains a list of stock analyses and recent buys from fellow bloggers.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
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