Monthly Archive:: July 2013

The Latest on Mortgage Applications and GDP

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 mortgage applications and GDP....

2013 National Housing Pulse Survey: Homeownership Still a Priority for Renters

[A guest blog post from NAR's Manager of the Housing Opportunity Program, Wendy Penn] NAR recently released the 2013 National Housing Pulse Survey. The findings show that a strong majority (78%) of renters say that homeownership is a priority...

Case-Shiller Home Price Index

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 the Case-Shiller home price index. Case-Shiller May data, which is based on...

The Latest Homeownership Rate

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 first update discusses the latest homeownership rate....

REALTOR® Commercial Markets Post Solid Growth in Second Quarter

The second quarter marked a noticeable improvement in the recovery trajectory of commercial REALTOR® markets.  Based on the results of the July Commercial Real Estate Market Survey, commercial practitioners reported solid leasing activity and a double digit rise in...