Browsing Posts In: GDP

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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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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March 29, 2012 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 discusses jobless claims and the GDP. Initial unemployment insurance claims continue falling down to record lows since the start of recovery.  New claims fell 5,000 to 359,000 for last week, […]

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February 29, 2012 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 discusses GDP and mortgage purchase applications. The all-encompassing measure of economic activity, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), was revised up a notch to 3.0 percent growth in the fourth quarter of […]

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February 28, 2012 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 discusses consumer confidence and Case-Shiller home price data. Consumer confidence rebounded to the highest mark in 12 months.  Job gains and the stock market boom are no doubt contributing to […]

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Economic activity remained positive in the fourth quarter of 2011, driven by increased consumer and business spending. With employment showing signs of improvement, the outlook for commercial real estate points to a positive year. Economic Activity Based on the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s second estimate, gross domestic product (GDP) rose 2.8 percent in the fourth […]

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January 27, 2012 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 discusses GDP, consumer spending and consumer sentiment. GDP, which measures total production in the country, rose 2.8 percent in the fourth quarter. Another interpretation is that the income of everyone […]

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January 3, 2012 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 highlights the stock market, construction spending and the ISM Index. The stock market is greeting the New Year with a nice gain, and in particular the housing sector, based on […]

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December 22, 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 highlights unemployment insurance and GDP growth. The number of people filing for unemployment insurance fell for the very first time to 364,000 in the latest week.  It marks the second consecutive week […]

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