demand Archive

Housing Related Retail Sales

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 retail sales. Sales at Furniture, Home Furnishing, and Appliance stores have been soft...

Pent-Up Demand

The short-term outlook is weak, with the first quarter existing home sales figures to be down by about 5 to 8 percent from one year before. Severe winter weather, inventory shortage, higher mortgage rates, and tight credit availability are...

Did You Know: Pent Up Demand Among Young Adults Could Boost Home Sales by 200,000

In 2012, there were more than 71 million young adults aged 18 to 34 living in the US—more than the roughly 69 million when the baby-boomers were in this age group in the mid-1980s. The share of adults under...

Demand for Properties Continued to Expand Faster than Supply in March 2013

Strong buyer demand for residential homes continued to outpace supply in March. The Buyer Traffic Index rose to 69 while the Seller Traffic Index inched up to 41. This based on information in the March REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI)...

What is California’s Pent-Up Demand?

By Selma Hepp, Ph.D., Senior Economist California Association of Realtors, Research and Economics As the housing market shows signs of improvement, a looming question keeps repeating: What is the size of pent-up demand? Answering that question is not easy....
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August 1, 2012