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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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November 14, 2016 Posted by: Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist

Existing-home sales rose 3.2 percent in September from one month prior while new home sales increased 3.1 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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November 10, 2016 Posted by: Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

How will the real estate market be impacted by Donald Trump’s victory and Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress? Though Mr. Trump is a real estate man, his policy platform has been largely vague on real estate proposals.  Here are my thoughts on how certain real estate issues may play out under President Trump and […]

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June 2, 2016 Posted by: Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist

Existing-home sales increased 1.7 percent in March from one month prior while new home sales rose 16.6 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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May 26, 2016 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

The U.S. economy sputtered during the first quarter of 2016, as global economic activity throttled back and companies found financial markets’ volatility unsettling. Based on the first estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, real gross domestic product (GDP) rose at an annual rate of 0.5 percent. The figure is in line with last year’s […]

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March 21, 2016 Posted by: Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics

This blog post was written by Managing Director of Housing Research, Danielle Hale, and Research Economist, Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton. California may not be what you think of when you think US oil production, but according to statistics from the Energy Information Administration[1] on monthly crude oil production, California was the number three oil-producing state in […]

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March 7, 2016 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

Over the 12-month period April 2014‒March 2015, the National Association of REALTORS® estimated that the dollar volume of home purchases of foreign buyers rose to $102 billion, led by purchases from Chinese buyers. While NAR is yet to conduct its annual survey in April 2016, current economic indicators could prove challenging to foreign buyers and […]

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February 4, 2016 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

The number of workers starting a period of unemployment is on the rise. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that in the week ended January 30, 2016 285,000 claims were filed, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week’s level. Some of the increase may be due to weekly volatility, but even four-week moving average […]

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January 29, 2016 Posted by: Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

Economic growth was feeble in the final quarter of 2015, rising only 0.7 percent. One bright spot, however, was the housing sector, which through new home construction and rising home sales drove housing investment to rise by 8.2 percent. It will be the housing sector growth that will keep the U.S. economy to avoid recession […]

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