Metro and State Employment Conditions – July 2014

Red-hot job market conditions exist in North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Nevada, and Delaware. Job growth rates in these states are running roughly twice as fast as the national average. At the other end of the spectrum, Alaska, New Mexico,...

The Latest on GDP

The economy popped out nicely in the second quarter.  The measurement of everything Americans produced increased by 4.2 percent.  Such a growth rate, if it can be sustained, means measurably higher future income and about 3 million net new...

FHFA, S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Measures: A Regional Look

Earlier this week, we looked at the FHFA and Case-Shiller release focusing on national data trends.  Today, we’ll dig a bit deeper to look at more local data at the regional, state, and city or MSA level. FHFA releases...

Latest Mortgage Applications Data

More people filed applications to take out a mortgage in the past week. Applications for buying a home rose 3 percent from the prior week. They are still down 11 percent from one year before. Refinance activity also got...

Housing Finance Reform [REALTOR® University Speaker Series]

Presentation by Dr. Phillip Swagel, University of Maryland Summary by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research The REALTOR® University Brown Bag monthly lecture series features presentations by leading economists, analysts, and social scientists on evolving national and regional issues...