Retail Sales and Leasing

Retail sales are strengthening, likely helped by lower gasoline prices.  This implies continued economic expansion and job creations.  Commercial REALTORS® should anticipate increased leasing activity and higher retail rents next year. Specifically, sales at retail and restaurants rose by...

Home Prices Rebound, but Still Down from Peak

Back in the 3rd quarter of 2005, the national median home price peaked at $227,633. Nine years later, the national median was $216,367 in the 3rd quarter of 2014, a decline of 4.9%. While the national median sale price...

Regional Income Growth Gains Importance

Mortgage rates eased in the second half of 2014 based on unrest in Eastern Europe and fear of an economic slowdown in Europe. This decline in rates has helped to improve affordability, but rates are expected to rise over...

Identifying Top Metro Areas Attractive to Baby Boomer Buyers

Metro areas with a lower cost of living and sunnier weather are poised to see an increased number of Baby Boomers moving in and buying a home as some delay retirement and remain participants on the labor market. NAR...

REALTOR® University Presentation: Cities & Suburbs Now and in the Future

Dr. Anthony Downs, Brookings Institution Summary by Jed Smith Managing Director, Quantitative Research Most Americans agree that traffic congestion is a major problem in their communities, and congestion seems to be getting worse.  In a REALTOR® University presentation Dr....