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Highlights of May 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey

Market conditions vary across local markets, but the REALTORS® confidence and buyer traffic indices indicate that market conditions were mainly “strong” rather than “weak” in May 2016, according to the May 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report. The indices...

Local FHFA Housing Price Index

Yesterday, we looked at the FHFA release focusing on national data trends. Today, we’ll dig a bit deeper to look at more local data at the regional, state, and city or MSA level. Monthly FHFA releases data at the...

FHFA Housing Price Index

This week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released their housing price index data for March 2016. FHFA data showed that prices were up 6.1 percent in March from one year ago, slightly above the 5.8 to 6.0 percent...

Highlights of April 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey

Market conditions vary across local markets, but the REALTORS® confidence and traffic indices indicate that overall housing market activity slightly improved in April 2016 from April 2015. Compared to one year ago, housing market activity was essentially unchanged.[1] REALTORS®...

Home Buying and Homeownership in High-Income Areas

By: Danielle Hale, Managing Director, Housing Research;  Hua Zhong, Data Analyst, and Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist In some parts of the United States, a $100,000 income would suffice to rank you among the area’s elites; in other parts of the country,...