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Home Sales for May 2017: Raw Count

Simple raw counts of home sales are often more meaningful than the seasonally adjusted figures.  The raw count determines income and helps better assess how busy the market has been. Existing home sales increased 1.1 percent in May from...

Instant Reaction: April Owners’ Gains Forecast

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index shows that U.S. prices of single-family homes continue to rise. The national index level in April reached a new high and is up 5.5 percent from a year earlier.  But what does this...

State Job Growth Comparisons: May

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Building Permits: A Closer Look

Building permits increased in most markets, but we see fewer permits and more expensive construction in high-priced markets. In the era of limited housing inventory, adding new construction is one of the means to deal with housing affordability issues....

County Median Home Price: First Quarter 2017

A couple of weeks after the release of the Housing Price Index for the first quarter of 2017, we updated the median home price per county[1]. Applying the price change in the related metropolitan areas to every county, it...