Monthly Archive:: November 2013

U.S. Census Data: Smaller City Home Prices

Did You Know: Census data on smaller cities show that home prices were roughly stable in middle America post-recession in spite of declines in larger cities. In line with prices reported by the NAR Median sales price, the 3-year...

REALTOR® Confidence Continues to Wane in October 2013

The REALTOR® Confidence Index (RCI) for current market conditions continued to drop in October across all property types. An index of 50 marks “moderate” conditions [1]. About 3,500 REALTORS® responded to the October survey: October REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey...

September housing price data follows NAR price trend: higher 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 the Case-Shiller and FHFA price series....

The Latest on Housing Permits

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 the latest housing permits data....

Commercial Investments Advance 26% in Third Quarter 2013

While the summer season was in full swing, economic performance during the third quarter of the year accelerated, based on initial estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The main measure of economic activity—gross domestic product—rose at an annual...