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Instant Reaction: February 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 February reached a new high and is up 5.8 percent from a year earlier.  But what does this...

Raw Count of Home Sales (February 2017)

Existing-home sales dropped 3.7 percent in February from one month prior while new home sales increased 6.1 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of...

State Job Growth Comparisons: February 2017

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Sellers’ Markets: Where Do Sellers Get What They Ask?

While total housing inventory continues to fall year-over-year for the last 21 months, more markets are turning into a sellers’ market. Under limited inventory conditions, sellers get more confident. The increased demand exceeds the existing supply, which means that...

Instant Reaction: January 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 January reached a new high and is up 5.9 percent from a year earlier.  But what does this...