Browsing Posts In: Economist Commentaries

March 1, 2017 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic activity continued on an upward trend in the last quarter of 2016, but at a slower pace, as the first estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis documented. Preliminary figures indicated that GDP rose at an annual rate of 1.9 percent, on par with the average 1.9 percent […]

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Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic activity continued on an upward trend in the last quarter of 2016, but at a slower pace, as the first estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis documented. Preliminary figures indicated that GDP rose at an annual rate of 1.9 percent, on par with the average 1.9 percent […]

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Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “For the last house that you closed in the past month, how long was it on the market from listing time to the time the seller accepted the buyer’s offer?” Properties stayed on the market for fewer days in January 2017 […]

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Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “For the last house that you closed in the past month, how long was it on the market from listing time to the time the seller accepted the buyer’s offer?” Properties stayed on the market for fewer days in January 2017 […]

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February 28, 2017 Posted by: Amanda Riggs

The results are in! NAR surveyed thousands of consumers, real estate agents, and industry professionals on interior, exterior, and outdoor remodeling projects. The projects listed below are the best outdoor features that can get you the biggest bang for your buck when it comes time to list on the market. Outdoor Remodeling Features Curb appeal […]

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Posted by: Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index shows that U.S. prices of single-family homes continue to rise. The national index level in December reached a new high and is up 5.8 percent from a year earlier. But what does this mean for homeowners? Home prices affect the wealth of homeowners. As the price of housing increases, […]

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February 27, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the neighborhood or area where you make most of your sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?” Among REALTORS® who responded to the January 2017 survey, the median expected home price change in the […]

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Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that January’s pending home sales dipped 2.8 percent from last month but are modestly up 0.4 percent from a year ago. As prices continue to rise, affordability is becoming an issue for some potential homebuyers and fewer housing options have contributed to fewer contracts signed […]

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Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that January’s pending home sales dipped 2.8 percent from last month but are modestly up 0.4 percent from a year ago. As prices continue to rise, affordability is becoming an issue for some potential homebuyers and fewer housing options have contributed to fewer contracts signed […]

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February 24, 2017 Posted by: Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics

While local conditions vary, the REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index [AR1] and the REALTORS® Confidence Index—Current Conditions for single-family homes remained above 50 in January 2017, indicating that more respondents reported “strong” than “weak” conditions, according to the January 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market […]

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