Construction Archive

Economic Indicators: Weekly Update for July 15, 2011

Every week the Research staff analyzes key data releases and explain what they mean for you and your business. In this update, we give the highlights of the most important data releases for the week of July 12-July 15,...

Pent Up Housing Demand

Demand for housing has been suppressed in the four-year period from 2007 to 2010.  A review of household formation shows an annual increase of 500,000 to 600,000 over these years.  A more normal gain would be 1 to 1.2...

Natural Equilibrium Home Prices

In the short run, home prices will be strictly determined by demand.  Supply cannot be brought in line in a short time-frame.  It takes time to get permits, draw up architectural plans, bring in earth-moving equipment, etc.  Therefore, a...

Daily Economic Update: Mortgage Applications, Manufacturing

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 purchase applications, manufacturing and construction spending....

Economic Indicators: Weekly Update for May 20, 2011

Every week the Research staff analyzes key data releases and explain what they mean for you and your business. In this update, we give the highlights of the most important data releases for the week of May 16-May 20,...