Consumer data Archive

Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment is Coming; May Be Less Than You Think

The first table above shows the history of Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) for Social Security.  While adjustments have historically been at least one percent per year, the last two years were an exception—there was no change in benefits for the...

Emergency Home Loan Program (EHLP)

There is federal money available, to the tune of $1 billion, to help certain distressed homeowners.  Those homeowners who have lost their jobs or who face large medical bills may qualify for a loan to help pay mortgage payments.  This EHLP...
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July 5, 2011

Economic Indicators: Weekly Update for July 1, 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 June 27-July 1,...

Daily Economic Update: Personal Income, Savings Rate

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 personal income and the savings rate....

Economic Indicators: Weekly Update for June 17, 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 June 13-June 17,...