Consumer Archive

Household Formation Slowdown Impacts Apartment Demand in 2015.Q4

Economic performance for the fourth quarter of 2015 was upwardly revised this past week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced 1.0 percent on an annual basis, up from the initial estimate of 0.7...

Retail Availability Declines as Employment Advances

U.S. macroeconomic momentum declined during the fourth quarter of 2015, buffeted by global economic slowdown and financial volatility. Based on the second estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, real gross domestic product (GDP) rose at an annual rate...

Highlights of January 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey

Market conditions vary across local markets, but the REALTORS® confidence and traffic indices indicate that overall market activity was unchanged in January 2016 compared to January 2015. Compared to December 2015, market activity slightly improved, according to the January...

TRID: Hope on the Horizon

TRID has resulted in delays and cancellations of loans, but the majority of loans are being closed on time according to lenders who took part in NAR’s 9th Survey of Mortgage Originators. While originators were advising clients for longer...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation (November 2015)

There was a slight uptick in the broad consumer inflation measure in November. More interesting is the housing components, which continue to show high figures. Housing shortage still persists and this condition will jack-up the broad inflation rate in...