Mortgage Application Data (July 1st, 2015)

This blog post was written by La Shawn Skeete. La Shawn is a Summer Research Intern, and is currently studying at The University of Maryland, College Park pursuing a degree in Economics. Seasonally adjusted mortgage loan applications decreased 4.7...
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July 3, 2015

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims

This blog post was written by Erin Fitzpatrick. Erin is a Summer Research Intern and is currently studying at George Washington University pursuing a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science. Initial claims for unemployment insurance filed during...
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July 2, 2015

Raw Count of Home Sales (May 2015)

Existing-home sales increased 5.1 percent in May from one month prior while new home sales increased 2 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of...

Latest Employment Condition (June 2015)

The job market continues to improve.  In June 223,000 net new jobs were added.  The total comes to 2.9 million over the past 12 months.  These gains will provide a solid support for home sales and commercial real estate...

May Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that May’s existing-home sales increased year over year for the 8th consecutive month, as sales reach the 5.35 million seasonal annual adjusted rate. May’s sales are the highest pace since...