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March 15, 2017 Posted by: Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist

Existing-home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from one month prior while new home sales increased 3.7 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of home sales are often more meaningful than the seasonally adjusted figures.  The raw count determines income […]

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Posted by: Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist

Existing-home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from one month prior while new home sales increased 3.7 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of home sales are often more meaningful than the seasonally adjusted figures.  The raw count determines income […]

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March 14, 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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March 13, 2017 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic growth remained positive in the fourth quarter of 2016, but momentum slipped from the upbeat pace of the third quarter. Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced at an annual rate of 1.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s first estimate. The fourth quarter increase in economic activity stemmed from moderately positive contributions […]

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

Economic growth remained positive in the fourth quarter of 2016, but momentum slipped from the upbeat pace of the third quarter. Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced at an annual rate of 1.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s first estimate. The fourth quarter increase in economic activity stemmed from moderately positive contributions […]

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March 9, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the past three months, think of your most recent sales contract that was either settled/closed or terminated. Please explain how the deal concluded (settled, delayed, terminated, sale is pending, no contract signed).” Among respondents who had a contract that went into […]

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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 “In the past three months, think of your most recent sales contract that was either settled/closed or terminated. Please explain how the deal concluded (settled, delayed, terminated, sale is pending, no contract signed).” Among respondents who had a contract that went into […]

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March 8, 2017 Posted by: Brandi Snowden, Research Survey Analyst

International Women’s Day is celebrated internationally on March 8th each year. It is a day to acknowledge the economic, political, and social achievements of women. In recognition of this day we can examine the profile of women REALTORS® using the 2016 Member Profile. Women in Real Estate: Women make up 62% of all Realtors®, with […]

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March 6, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

Becoming a homeowner or investing in a real estate property is one of the most important personal and financial decisions a person will make in his lifetime. In a world when social media and the increasing access to the internet are affecting every aspect of life, how does one’s social network affect the decision to […]

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