Economist Commentaries Archive

Asians in Real Estate

May is the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so in a series of blogs, we look at some demographic and real estate data regarding the Asian population.[1] In the previous blogs, we looked at demographic and homeownership among Asians. In...

Regional and Community Banks Are Main Lenders in REALTOR® Commercial Markets

CRE sales volume continued its positive trend in 2015, with $534 billion in closed transactions, compared with $432 billion in 2014, based on data from Real Capital Analytics (RCA).  In contrast to the large commercial transactions reported by RCA,...

In What States Did Properties Sell Quickly in January–March 2016?

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “For the last house that you closed in the past month, how long was it on the market from listing time to the time the...

Homeownership Among Asians

May is the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so in a series of blogs, we look at some demographic and real estate data regarding the Asian and Pacific Islander population.[1] In the first blog, we looked at the size and...

Median Expected Price Change in Next 12 Months, By State, Based on January-March 2016 Surveys

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the neighborhood or area where you make most of your sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?” Among...