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Initial Jobless Claims Down 22,000 for Week Ending February 23

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses jobless claims....

Increasing REALTOR® Optimism Reported in January

The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) Report provides monthly information about expectations for overall market conditions, buyer/seller traffic, price, buyer profiles, and issues affecting real estate. REALTORS® in the January report generally mentioned strong buyer demand amid tight inventory. Higher...

Initial Jobless Claims Up 20,000

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses jobless claims....

Mortgage Credit Lags Consumer Credit Recovery

Consumer credit has been recovering, but mortgage lending continues to lag. Data from the Federal Reserve Board  shows that consumer credit debt is now higher than it was before the recession, while mortgage debt continues to decline. Based on...

Initial Jobless Claims Down by 27,000

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses initial jobless claims....