WHAT'S GOING ON
- RealtyHop's October version of the RealtyHop Housing Affordability Index is out. What's it like to purchase a home in the 100 most populous cities across America? Memphis ranked #75 out of 100 cities in terms of affordability when it comes to owning a home. October's home price for Memphis was listed at $160,000 while the share of income for homeownership was listed at 27.01 percent.
- Meanwhile, census data shows that seniors will outnumber kids by 2035. Communities need to be ready to meet the physical and mental needs of older adults. The 2019 Senior Living Report from Caring.com ranks the Best and Worst Cities for Seniors to Live based on healthcare, housing options, community engagement, transportation, quality of life and workforce development. Memphis ranks at number 142 out of 302 cities, while cities like San Francisco, Fredericksburg, Washington, Boston, and Brooklyn are among the top ten senior-friendly cities.
- Memphis-based nexAir is one of the top distributors of atmospheric gases and welding supplies in the country. This week it unveiled its "KnowHow" message as part of its Forge Forward campaign. The idea is to work closely with customers in creative problem solving. This YouTube video explains it: