REALTORS® Expect Prices to Increase at a Slightly Faster Pace in Next 12 Months

REALTORS® who responded to the April 2015 survey expected prices to increase at a slightly faster pace in the next 12 months compared to the expectation a month ago, according to the April 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. The...

Latest GDP Growth (First Quarter 2015)

An abysmal first quarter as GDP shrank 0.7 percent.  Because a large portion of the decline was attributed to a one-off adjustment, GDP should move to positive growth from the second quarter.  The job gains will continue and reach...

Number of People Claiming Unemployment Insurance Falls to Its Lowest Since 2000

The number of people claiming unemployment insurance has fallen to its lowest level since 2000.  Over the past 4 weeks that ended May 23, 2015, the average number of unemployment claims totaled 271,500, the lowest level since April 2000...

Spring Brings Renewal to Housing Finance

In the 6th Survey of Mortgage Originators, several important trends are highlighted that took shape in the 1st quarter of 2015 and bode well for the second half of 2015.  In addition, a number of policy issues loom on...

In What States Did Properties Sell Quickly in Feb-April 2015?

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, NAR asks REALTORS® “For the last house that you closed in the past month, how long was it on the market from listing time to the time the seller accepted the buyer’s...