Monthly Archive:: March 2012

Personal Income, Consumer Sentiment

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 personal income and consumer sentiment....

OCC Reports Foreshadow Improved Supply Conditions

According to a report from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Wednesday, March 28th, short sales rose by more than 10% from the 3rd quarter of 2011 to the 4th quarter reaching a record of...

Jobless Claims, GDP

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 jobless claims and the GDP....

A Little Learning Can be a Dangerous Thing

As a five year old my elderly great-aunts told me that “A little learning is a dangerous thing”:  being certain without all the facts can lead to the wrong conclusion.  This was aptly illustrated by the sound bites accompanying...

Mortgage Purchase Applications, Durable Goods

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 mortgage purchase applications and durable goods....