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Appraisal: A Candle Burnt at Both Ends

Refinancing soared in 2015 and 2016 as rates fell, while burgeoning home sales pushed over the five million sales mark and the TRID regulation was implemented. In this environment, anecdotes of delayed closing, difficulties getting appraisals and even “rush”...

Properties Were Typically on the Market for 41 Days in October 2016

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “For the last house that you closed in the past month, how long was it on the market from listing time to the time the...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: March 2015 Survey Highlights

A monthly survey of  REALTORS® about their transactions in March 2015 indicated a pickup in market activity and more widespread confidence compared to conditions in February 2015 and a year ago. The seasonal uptick in market activity during spring and summer,...

Demand for Homes Continues to Outstrip Supply

REALTORS® continue to report that supply remains low compared to demand, according to the January 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. The Buyer Traffic Index registered at 56, while the Seller Traffic Index was at 41.  An index greater than 50...

Housing Demand from Population Growth

The most boring economic statistical trend is U.S. population. It grows by one percent each year, a gain of about 2 to 3 million. The trend arises from about 4 million live births and about 2 million deaths in...