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Foot Traffic: Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS®

  • Foot traffic can provide great insight into the direction of future home sales. SentriLock, LLC. provides NAR Research with monthly data on the number of showings.
  • Foot traffic in the area covered by the Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS® (MI) rose 15% in July of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.
  • The 12-month growth in traffic held steady at the 15% growth pace in June and has been up nine consecutive months.
  • Job stability and increased consumer confidence coupled with record low mortgage rates have helped foment a steady housing recovery across the Midwest.

Ken Fears, Director, Regional Economics and Housing Finance

Ken Fears is the Manager of Regional Economics and Housing Finance Policy. He focuses on regional and local market trends found in the Local Market Reports and the Market Watch Reports . He also writes on developments in the mortgage industry and foreclosures.

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