Economist Commentaries Archive

Profile: NAR Hispanic and Latino Real Estate Members

The new Choosing a Career in Real Estate: A Perspective on Gender, Race, and Ethnicity report compares the income, business activity, and demographic characteristics of each race and ethnicity. While White and Caucasian members make up the majority of...
December 13, 2017

Raw Count of Home Sales (October 2017)

Existing home sales rose 2.0 percent in October from one month prior while new home sales increased 6.2 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts...

REALTORS® Reported Strong Buyer Traffic in Many States in October 2017

In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents are asked “Compared to the same month last year, how would you rate the past month’s traffic in neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” Respondents rate buyer traffic...

Profile: NAR Black and African American Real Estate Members

In the report, Choosing a Career in Real Estate: A Perspective on Gender, Race, and Ethnicity, the most prominent race and ethnic groups are examined for their income, business activity, and demographic characteristics within the real estate industry. While...
December 7, 2017

October 2017 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that October’s pending home sales pace was up 3.5 percent last month and down slightly 0.6 percent from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a signed...