Conditions in Several Metro Markets Point to a Rebound in Remodeling Activity

Based on local market conditions in 2009-10, several metropolitan areas appear well-positioned for an upturn in remodeling activity. While many of the stronger metros are among the traditional top-spending markets – such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Chicago –...

Homeowner Equity: Part Two

Note: for Part One of this article, click here > Latest Findings Despite the national scope of the housing downturn, our look into the latest equity picture reminds us that real estate is incredibly local. For instance, 55 metropolitan...

Hours Worked Per Week

The typical REALTOR member works 40 per week in real estate. 60 percent of members work more than 40 hours per week, an increase from 2009. Managers typically clock in 50 hours per week and broker-owners who do not...

Daily Economic Update: Jobless Claims

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 jobless claims and durable goods orders....

American Attitudes About Home Ownership and the Economy

According to a NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® survey of 3,793 adults conducted by Harris Interactive and released in January 2011, home owners and renters agree that home ownership benefits individuals and families, strengthens our communities, and is integral to...