Economic Updates Archive

State Job Growth Comparisons: May

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Building Permits: A Closer Look

Building permits increased in most markets, but we see fewer permits and more expensive construction in high-priced markets. In the era of limited housing inventory, adding new construction is one of the means to deal with housing affordability issues....

County Median Home Price: First Quarter 2017

A couple of weeks after the release of the Housing Price Index for the first quarter of 2017, we updated the median home price per county[1]. Applying the price change in the related metropolitan areas to every county, it...

State Job Growth Comparisons: March

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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...