Consumer prices (CPI) fell 0.2 percent in August

Consumer prices (CPI) fell 0.2 percent in August as declines in gasoline prices offset increases in food and shelter prices. Core inflation, a measure that excludes volatile food and energy prices, was flat for the month. On a year-over-year...

The Economy and Commercial Real Estate [REALTOR® University Speaker Series]

Presentation by Dr. Calvin Schnure, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, at the REALTOR® University Lecture Series Summary by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research The REALTOR® University Brown Bag monthly lecture series features presentations by leading economists,...

Millennials and the American Dream

Based on a report released by The Demand Institute, Millennials and Their Homes: Still Seeking the American Dream: In the next five years, 8.3 million new millennial (Gen Y) households will form. It is predicted that millennials will spend...

Corporations/Partnerships Account for 17 Percent of Recent Land Purchases

Corporations/partnerships accounted for approximately 17 percent of land purchases in the past 12 months ending June 2014, according to information gathered from a NAR-REALTORS® Land Institute Survey, conducted in July 2014. About two-thirds of land purchases by corporations/partnerships were...

3rd Survey of Mortgage Originators: QM, FHA, FHFA and FICO [September 2014]

Executive Summary Six months after the implementation of the QM/ATR rule, the market appears to be shifting modestly.  This survey serves as both a measure of change in the 2nd quarter and a bellwether for originators’ impressions of market...