Monthly Archive:: February 2012

Seasonal Patterns in Home Sales Data

It comes as no surprise to those in the real estate industry that there is a seasonal pattern to home sales data. This concept is also easily understood by those outside of the industry who can picture families with...

GDP and Mortgage Purchase Applications

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses GDP and mortgage purchase applications....

Consumer Confidence, Case-Shiller Index

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses consumer confidence and Case-Shiller home price data....

Positive Outlook for Commercial Real Estate in First Quarter 2012

Economic activity remained positive in the fourth quarter of 2011, driven by increased consumer and business spending. With employment showing signs of improvement, the outlook for commercial real estate points to a positive year....

REALTORS®’ Confidence: Outlook is Up, Though Issues Remain

Realtor® comments and replies this month to the January 2012 survey for the REALTORS® Confidence Index indicate favorable market developments but also continued concern with issues related to lending and appraisals: http://www.realtor.org/research/research/reps. REALTOR® confidence in the outlook for the...