REALTORS® Report Improvement in Most Markets in January 2015

Local markets broadly picked up across all property types in January 2015 compared to December 2014, although activity was more modest compared to a year ago, according to the January 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. The indexes for the...

January 2015 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that January’s pending home sales index is modestly up 1.7% from last month and improved 8.4% from a year ago which could provide positive momentum for the coming months....

Consumer Price Inflation

Consumer prices (CPI) fell 0.7 percent in January as declines in gasoline prices more than offset increases in food and shelter prices.  Core inflation, a measure that excludes volatile food and energy prices, increased 0.2 percent for the month....

January 2015 Existing Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing home sales data showing that January’s existing home sales are up from last year but down from last month starting the year off to a sluggish pace. January’s sales show a fourth consecutive...

Private Capital Returns as FHA Contracts

With the recent changes to the FHA’s pricing, it’s worth reviewing the FHA’s impact on the market. There are a number of ways to measure the FHA’s market share. No matter which method is chosen, the FHA’s market share...