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April 8, 2011 Posted by: scott

Every week the Research staff analyzes key data releases and explain what they mean for you and your business. In this update, we give the highlights of the most important data releases for the week of April 4-April 8, 2011, along with graphs that show the latest movement and overall trends. At a glance, this […]

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April 1, 2011 Posted by: scott

American Housing Survey Data show the prevalence of 15- and 30-year mortgages. Seventy-five percent of all homes with a mortgage outstanding in the US have a mortgage that had a term of 28 to 32 years at the time of origination, and an additional 11 percent had a term of 13 to 17 years at […]

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March 25, 2011 Posted by: scott

Every week the Research staff analyzes key data releases and explain what they mean for you and your business. In this update, we give the highlights of the most important data releases for the week of March 21-March 25, 2011 along with graphs that show the latest movement and overall trends. At a glance, this […]

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Based on local market conditions in 2009-10, several metropolitan areas appear well-positioned for an upturn in remodeling activity. While many of the stronger metros are among the traditional top-spending markets – such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Chicago – appear promising. These markets may be poised for faster recoveries because they have older housing stocks, […]

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March 19, 2011 Posted by: scott

GSE Restructuring •        Private Profit and Taxpayer Loss System must go away –       Subsidized Hedge Fund (Investment Portfolio) must go away •        Government backing essential for simple mortgages that do not require innovation … brings lower  (and actuarially fair) mortgage rates for consumers … without geographic or income discrimination –       Pure Privatization means too-big-to-fail and […]

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February 27, 2011 Posted by: scott

Interestingly older buyers (55 years and above) tended to have stronger preferences towards energy efficient features than younger buyers (18 to 34). Some of this may be explained by the fact that younger buyers are more often first-time home buyers. Therefore older buyers may be more aware of energy efficient appliances and lighting that can […]

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February 25, 2011 Posted by: scott

Every week the Research staff  analyzes key data releases and explain what they mean for you and your business.  In this update, we give the highlights of the most important data releases for the week of February 22-25, 2011 along with graphs that show the latest movement and overall trends.  Read the full update after […]

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February 23, 2011 Posted by: scott

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update, highlighting mortgage purchase applications and NAR’s existing home sales release, is after the jump. Mortgage purchase applications were up 5.1 percent for the week ending February 18th. Purchase applications are […]

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