Monthly Archive:: June 2012

Homeownership: Now vs. Then

Independence Day is rapidly approaching. Next week’s commemoration of country, home and family will see people enjoying their homes and neighborhoods as they celebrate. With the importance of that day in mind, NAR President Moe Veissi noted the following,...

Homebuilding in the Sweltering Summer Heat

The weather heat map is all red today across the country. The best course is to stay indoors with the air conditioner on, and postpone lawn mowing for another day. Yet, there are construction workers with hard hats and...

Constant or Higher Prices on Recent Transactions

By Gay Cororaton In the latest data from the Realtors® Confidence Index, 62 percent of respondents to the RCI reported constant prices (30 percent of respondents) or rising prices (32 percent of respondents) compared to a year ago on...
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June 29, 2012

Jobless Claims, GDP

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses jobless claims and GDP....

Member Profile: Difficulties in Obtaining Mortgage Financing

For the third consecutive year REALTORS® reported that the most cited reason for limiting potential clients was the difficulty in obtaining mortgage financing, at thirty percent. There was a decline in the share of members who reported the most important factor limiting clients...