Economy Archive

Falling Inventory

The housing market is still not yet back to normal, but the inventory component is moving in the right direction.  There were 3.6 million existing homes on the market for sale, down measurably from the peak inventory of 4.6...

Daily Economic Update: European Market Unrest, ISM 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 ISM Index and discusses recent European market unrest....

Daily Economic Update: Jobs

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 job numbers....

REALTOR® Confidence In Home Sales Markets Basically Constant

Reports in the media about the state of the Existing Home Sales (EHS) markets sometimes approach the heading of “Scarelines” rather than “Headlines”. Given that all real estate is local, some markets are actually performing well, some are performing...

Daily Economic Update: Jobless Claims, ISM 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 jobless claims, the ISM manufacturing index, and construction spending....