Monthly Archive:: February 2014

The Latest on 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 the GDP....

Spike in Unemployment Insurance Claims is Likely Weather-Related

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 unemployment insurance....

Markets with Strongest Employment Growth since December 2011

While national employment growth has been tepid in recent years relative to typical economic recoveries, some markets have done very well. Roughly a third of markets covered by NAR have outperformed the national average over this time period. You...

Mortgage Applications

The Mortgage Bankers Association released its weekly applications report this morning which showed a continued decline in purchase applications. This trend reflects the weight of higher mortgage rates, weather and new regulatory changes. Seasonally adjusted applications to purchase homes...

New Home Sales

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....