consumers Archive

Latest GDP: Second Quarter

There was a sharp bounce back in GDP in the second quarter, with a 4 percent growth rate. This assures that a recession is not in the cards and that job gains will continue. Gross Domestic Product, or GDP,...

Personal Income and Consumption in April

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses personal income and consumption....

Total Consumer Debt Down but Student Debt Up

America’s economy is looking better and better with each passing day.  Not only is the housing market contributing to growth, but corporations are flushed with cash and consumers are steadily paying down their debts.  Moreover, the net exports are...

Just How Big is the FHA?

The FHA has been in the headlines a lot recently. So have assertions regarding how large of a presence the institution has in the housing market. The FHA’s significance varies based on which benchmark you are measuring it next...