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Smaller Markets Favor Apartment Landlords in 2016.Q1

Economic performance for the first quarter of 2016 was upwardly revised this past week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced 0.8 percent on an annual basis, up from the initial estimate of 0.5...

Retail Vacancies Decline In Q1.2016

The U.S. economy sputtered during the first quarter of 2016, as global economic activity throttled back and companies found financial markets’ volatility unsettling. Based on the first estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, real gross domestic product (GDP)...

Net Operating Income Continues Upward Trend in REALTOR® Commercial Markets

Commercial real estate continued on an upward trajectory in 2015, building on improving fundamentals and investment momentum.  In tandem with rising economic conditions, leasing strengthened during the year.  Growing net absorption led to declining vacancies and accelerating rent growth. ...

Highlights of March 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey

Market conditions vary across local markets, but the REALTORS® confidence and traffic indices indicate that overall market activity picked up slightly in March 2016 compared to one year ago and to the previous month, according to the March 2016...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation (February 2016)

The overall consumer inflation was virtually unchanged in February but some components are picking up steam thereby raising the prospect of a higher inflation and higher interest rates next year. Specifically, the overall consumer price index fell by 0.2...