Monthly Archive:: November 2012

Big City Job Recovery

Some small towns have truly kicked into high gear by creating a sizable number of new jobs. The Cajun town of Lafayette, Louisiana, for example, ballooned from 150,000 jobs to now nearly 170,000 jobs in a short two year...

Credit Conditions Continue to be Tight

Each month, the National Association of REALTORS® obtains up-to-date and on-the-ground incisive comments from REALTORS® who participate in the REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey. The RCI survey tracks expectations about overall market conditions, buyer/seller traffic, price, buyer profiles, and...

Small Town Job Recovery

The nation’s job market is slowly recovering.  Slowly is the proper description when the one year percentage gain to October has been only 1.5 percent.  However, some small-sized cities are moving at a very fast clip.  Here are some...

Jobless Claims

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....

The Weak Economy and Uncertainties

Each month, the National Association of REALTORS® obtains up-to-date and on-the-ground incisive comments from REALTORS® who participate in the REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey. The RCI survey tracks expectations about overall market conditions, buyer/seller traffic, price, buyer profiles, and...