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Fewer Claims for Unemployment Insurance in August Portend Lower Unemployment Rate

Fewer Claims for Unemployment Insurance in August Portend Lower Unemployment Rate

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses unemployment insurance claims. Initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped in the last week of August to 323,000 claims, the lowest number of claims filed since the economy fell under [...]

What are retirement equity release mortgages?

For many people the home is the most valuable asset they have. However, accessing the equity can be very difficult unless you sell your home. Equity release mortgages, sometimes called reverse mortgages, are mortgages that allow you to access the equity in your home without selling it. It works similar to a home equity loan […]

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims Still Generally Declining

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims Still Generally Declining

Initial claims for unemployment insurance[1] filed in the week ended April 12 increased slightly from last week’s level to 304,000. The increase of 2,000 claims can be considered as  weekly volatility in the data. In fact, the 4-week moving average – a less volatile measure – dipped to 312,000, the lowest since 2007[2]. Claims have […]

7 Tips to Stage Home

7 Tips to Stage Home

Land more listings with free info that shows sellers you know the best ways to make their home look irresistible to buyers. Brand, print, and hand deliver to sellers a free article, 7 Tips for Staging Your Home, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in the April “Set […]