Economy Archive

Jobs and Income in 2011: Edging Up

There are some markets with fewer jobs this year compared to last, a situation which is not helping the local housing market despite very high affordability conditions. However, there are also many markets that added jobs on net over...

Daily Economic Update: Home Builder Index

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights the Home Builder Index and newly constructed homes....

Small Market Share, But A Big Economic Impact

For roughly three years, the FHA as well as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) have been doing business with portions of the housing market priced higher than they have historically dealt with. The credit crisis made it...

Daily Economic Update: Consumer Sentiment

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights consumer sentiment....

Daily Economic Update: Jobless Claims, CPI

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights jobless claims and the consumer price index....