Monthly Archive:: March 2013

Home Construction Back on Track

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 housing construction....

Change in Personal Bankruptcies: 2012 vs. 2011

Personal bankruptcies tend to rise during periods of economic distress due to job loss and loss or reduction of income. Not surprisingly, this pattern was evident during this most recent economic downturn when bankruptcies rose nationally to a peak...

Delinquency Rates, Top and Bottom 5 Markets

Strong homes sales in 2012 helped to diminish the number of borrowers rolling into distressed situations. The increase in sales eroded inventories resulting in steady price growth. As a result, more people were able to refinance into affordable situations...

A Few Green Features for St. Paddy’s Day

• Home buyers were recently asked about the importance of green features to their home purchase. Not surprisingly, features that directly affected home buyers’ monthly energy costs were most important to buyers. Buyers found heating and cooling costs the...

Consumer Price Inflation

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 consumer price inflation....