Monthly Archive:: February 2013

Initial Jobless Claims Down 22,000 for Week Ending February 23

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....

Distressed Sales Down

Foreclosed property in January was reported as selling at a 20 percent discount, while short sale properties sold at a 12 percent average discount according to the January REALTORS® Confidence Index. Approximately 24 percent of sales were distressed (foreclosures,...

Commercial Rentals and Sales

Approximately three to four percent of REALTORS® report a commercial rental every month. On an annual basis, this would be in the neighborhood of 175,000 rental transactions per year. In addition, approximately three percent of REALTORS® report a commercial...

FHFA, Case-Shiller Home Prices

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 second update discusses FHFA and Case-Shiller home prices....

New Home Sales Positive

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 new home sales....