economic forecasts Archive

Research behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum

Bright and early on Thursday May 16th, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun presented his economic outlook on current and forecast trends to members attending the 2019 NAR Legislative Meetings & Expo.  In his update, Yun spoke about challenges facing...

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...