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Latest Jobs and Employment Data

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed that 288,000 jobs were added to the economy in June, marking the fifth consecutive month of net job growth above 200,000. Upward revisions to April and May data added 29,000...

A More Detailed Examination of Recent Case-Shiller Price Data

Earlier this week, we examined the FHFA and Case-Shiller releases focusing on national data trends. Today, we’ll dig a bit deeper to look at more local data at the regional and city or MSA level. Monthly FHFA releases data at...

Housing Price Indices: Latest Data Comparison

Yesterday NAR released existing home sales and median home price information that showed gains of 5.1 percent in prices in May 2014 compared to May 2013, the same pace of year over year growth as in April and notably...

Latest CPI (Consumer Price Inflation) Data

Consumer prices (CPI) increased 0.4 percent in May, marking the largest 1-month increase since February 2013. On a year-over-year basis, however, prices rose 2.1 percent, just above the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent inflation target. While food and energy price...

Existing Home Sales by Price Tier

Did You Know: More than 11% of homes sold had a sales price over $500,000, and sales growth was highest among homes in above-median-priced categories. In spite of the price variation by region, when summed to the regional level...