RECAP: July Existing Home Sales Data Release

Last week, NAR released a summary of existing home sales data, showing that July’s existing home sales continued to improve with the highest sales pace of the year.  July marks the fourth consecutive month of increased sales. Sales improved...

Demographics: Driving Housing Demand [REALTOR® University Speaker Series]

Dr. Rolf Pendall, The Urban Institute Summary by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research The REALTOR® University Brown Bag monthly lecture series features presentations by leading economists, analysts, and social scientists on evolving national and regional issues of interest...

FHFA and S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Measures

Last week NAR released median home price information that showed gains of 4.9 percent in July 2014 home prices compared to July 2013. This gain was slightly higher than the 3.7 percent seen in June and notably slower than...

Latest New Home Sales (July 2014)

New home sales were a downer in July because buyers of newly constructed homes are not showing up just when homebuilders have started to ramp up production. Newly constructed single-family home sales fell 3 percent from the prior month....

REALTORS® Confidence: Positive but Moderate in July 2014

REALTORS® who view the single family housing market as “strong” still outnumber those who see the market as “weak”, according to data from the July REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. In the single family market, the REALTORS® Confidence Index –...