Monthly Archive:: March 2013

Employment

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 employment....

The Market Pulse Survey: 9 Years in Retrospect

Note: this is the first part of a three-part article on consumers’ views towards home buying and home ownership over a nine-year period. NAR has produced the Market Pulse survey from 2003 through 2011.  The survey was uniquely positioned...

Initial Jobless Claims Drop to 340,000

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....

Foot Traffic: Harrisonburg Rockingham Association of REALTORS® (PA)

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 Harrisonburg Rockingham Association of REALTORS®...

Home Price Changes for Fourth Quarter 2012

2012 began with atypically strong home sales, which carried through the entire year.  As a result, inventories declined and price appreciation took off. Over the 4-quarter period ending in December, 131 markets or 88% of those monitored by NAR...