Daily Economic Update: Consumer Confidence, House Price Index

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights mortgage rates and the latest inflation expectations....

Cost of Renting a Home Increasing

A number of articles have recently extolled the financial advantages of renting vs. owning a home. Renters are, however, apparently finding that the cost of renting is increasing. Forty-six percent of respondents to the recent REALTORS® Confidence Index reported rental...

Harris Survey – Young Renters

Among young adult renters, 74 percent say they are likely to buy at some point in the future. About one-third (35 percent) of renters plan to purchase a home in the next 3 to 5 years (43 percent among...

Daily Economic Update: Mortgage Rates, Inflation

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights mortgage rates and the latest inflation expectations....

Inflation Watch: April 2011

About Inflation Inflation, or price-level growth, is important for REALTORS® because it ultimately affects mortgage rates and the ability of home buyers to purchase a home. If the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) lowers interest rates to stimulate the...