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October 26, 2012 Posted by: scott

Third quarter economic activity grew at 2.0 percent, which is decent but still subpar compared to the historical norm.  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) generally grows by three percent on average and should be growing closer to four to five percent after a recession in order to compensate for the losses during the recession.  So no […]

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September 27, 2012 Posted by: scott

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 jobless claims and GDP growth. Two pieces of economic news for the real estate market: claims for unemployment insurance declined the week of September 22, and the Q2 GDP […]

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July 16, 2012 Posted by: scott

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 retail sales and GDP growth. U.S. economic growth looks to be tepid heading into the November election.  Today’s data on retail sales is implying a very slow GDP growth […]

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Posted by: scott

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 retail sales and GDP growth. U.S. economic growth looks to be tepid heading into the November election.  Today’s data on retail sales is implying a very slow GDP growth […]

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Posted by: scott

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 retail sales and GDP growth. U.S. economic growth looks to be tepid heading into the November election.  Today’s data on retail sales is implying a very slow GDP growth […]

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June 28, 2012 Posted by: scott

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 jobless claims and GDP. The drop in claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending June 23 and the double-digit growth in residential investment in 2012 Q1 is good […]

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June 5, 2012 Posted by: scott

The stock market has sunk by 10 percent from the March peak periods.  Back in March, I alluded to a likely topping off in the stock market because of impending soft economic data over the horizon.  Read that blog entry here > With an understanding that forecasting is a hazardous sport with many misses, I […]

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May 31, 2012 Posted by: scott

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 the GDP. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew at slower pace of 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2012, based on the revised estimate of the Bureau of Economic […]

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May 10, 2012 Posted by: scott

The economy is, statistically speaking, out of a recession. GDP and job gains have occurred in the past two years. But for ordinary folks, a sizable number believe we are still in a recession. That is an understandable sentiment given the unemployment rate is not back to normal, foreclosures are still happening, and inflation ate […]

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April 27, 2012 Posted by: scott

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 GDP growth. The economy hit a soft patch in the latest report with GDP growing by only 2.2 percent on an annualized basis.  This all-encompassing measure on everyone’s income […]

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