Retail Vacancies Decline In Q1.2016

The U.S. economy sputtered during the first quarter of 2016, as global economic activity throttled back and companies found financial markets’ volatility unsettling. Based on the first estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, real gross domestic product (GDP)...

Highlights of April 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey

Market conditions vary across local markets, but the REALTORS® confidence and traffic indices indicate that overall housing market activity slightly improved in April 2016 from April 2015. Compared to one year ago, housing market activity was essentially unchanged.[1] REALTORS®...

Median Expected Price Change in Next 12 Months, By State, Based on February-April 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...

April 2016 Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that the housing market sales increased for the second consecutive month, as April’s existing-home sales reach the 5.45 million seasonally adjusted annual rate.  April’s existing sales are up 6.0 percent...

Rising E-Commerce Drives Industrial Demand

Economic activity momentum dropped in the first quarter of 2016. Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced at an annual rate of 0.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s first estimate. International trade felt the impact of the...