Economist Commentaries Archive

Outdoor Remodeling Projects for the Future Home Seller

Looking to list your home on the market? Wanting to enhance your outdoor landscape with the thought of selling down the road? The recently released 2018 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features report has the latest in outdoor home repair...

May 2018 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that May’s pending home sales pace was down 0.5 percent last month and fell 2.2 percent from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a signed contract...

Most Beloved Outdoor Remodeling Projects for 2018

The results are in! We have the latest on what outdoor remodeling projects give homeowners the greatest satisfaction, according to the new 2018 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features. First, the top two projects that scored a perfect 10 on...

May 2018 Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this May fell 0.4 percent from last month and dropped 3.0 percent from last year. May’s existing-home sales reached 5.43 million seasonally adjusted annual rate. The...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: May 2018 Highlights

The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey[1] gathers monthly information from REALTORS® about local real estate market conditions, characteristics of buyers and sellers, and issues affecting homeownership and real estate transactions.[2] This report presents key results about market transactions from...