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Raw Count of Home Sales (March 2017)

Existing-home sales rose 4.4 percent in March from one month prior while new home sales increased 5.8 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of...

Building Permits and Inventory

Did building permit activity rebound at your county?   How many new housing units should be added to the market? While tight housing inventory pushes home prices upward, we look at building permits to see how many new housing units...

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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