economic forecasts Archive

Boom or Bust for Spring Homebuying?

Home prices reached an all-time high in most markets in 2018. Homeowners benefited greatly as a result, with their overall net wealth rising by a cool $1 trillion. A typical homeowner’s wealth is estimated to have reached $254,000 while...

Lawrence Yun to Give Economic Update at 2015 REALTOR® Broker Summit in Seattle, WA

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun has joined the August Broker Summit program lineup. The REALTOR® Broker Summit will focus on a variety of management topics for broker/owners and managers to come together and learn from peer panels and industry...
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August 14, 2015

Economic and Forecast Update (July 1, 2015)

View the forecast video, midyear forecast (July 2015) slides, and the full U.S. Economic Outlook on the Research & Statistics page. The Economy GDP growth was slightly negative in the first quarter but will pick up in the second half.  For the year...

Unemployment Insurance Claims Continue To Decline

Insurance claims by the jobless continue to decline, a sign of the continuing good health of the labor market. Claims for unemployment insurance filed in the week of December 13 totaled 298,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous...

Latest GDP and Forecast

The economy grew solidly in the second quarter, expanding at a 4.6 percent annualized rate. Business spending and residential investment from new home construction are leading the way. Such a fabulous growth rate, if it can be sustained, will...