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March 17, 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 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 3, 2015 Posted by: Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

The Almighty Dollar is showing the world who is the boss.  The dollar has strengthened against nearly all other foreign currencies in the past year.  The strong dollar is a reflection of better economic conditions and greater confidence in the U.S. versus the rest of the world.  The dollar now carries a bigger purchasing power.  […]

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December 17, 2014 Posted by: Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

It has become easier to breathe with consumer prices falling by the most amounts in six years.  Lower gasoline prices are everywhere. But wait, renters are getting squeezed hard with fast rising rents. Specifically, the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell 0.3 percent in November from the month prior. This largest monthly decline in a […]

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April 30, 2014 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

Demand for rentals remained strong in March, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index. Among those REALTORS® involved in a rental, 48 percent (46 percent in February) reported higher residential rents compared to 12 months ago. Rising rents may make home ownership more attractive but also may slow the ability of current renters to save […]

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April 3, 2014 Posted by: Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist

Rents continue to rise but may no longer be accelerating.  As measured by the Consumer Price Index component on the renters’ rent, the annual growth rate appears to have stabilized at near 3 percent after rapidly rising from 2010. According to REIS, private sector data covering only the large metro markets, rents are rising by […]

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October 25, 2013 Posted by: scott

With lackluster employment growth, third quarter fundamentals in REALTOR® commercial markets maintained a positive trajectory. However, the specter of government shutdown and the budget debate added headwinds to the market performance. The results of the October Commercial Real Estate Market Survey indicated modestly rising absorption and new construction, accompanied by changing vacancies. Leasing activity increased […]

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August 30, 2013 Posted by: scott

Demand for rental units appears to remain strong based on rental price trends according to information from the July REALTORS® Confidence Index. Approximately 54 percent of REALTORS® conducting rentals reported higher residential rents compared to 12 months ago.  About 22 percent of  REALTORS® reported conducting an apartment rental. What Does This Mean for REALTORS®? Depending […]

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