Housing Market Archive

Economic Indicators: Weekly Update for August 19, 2011

Every week the Research staff analyzes key data releases and explain what they mean for you and your business. In this update, we give the highlights of the most important data releases for the week of August 15-August 19,...

Commercial Markets Soften Due to Weak Economy in Second Quarter 2011

Economic activity weakened during the second quarter of 2011. Economic activity as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) advanced a modest 1.3 percent during the quarter. In addition, the figures for the first quarter were revised downward from 1.8...

Housing Affordability

Housing affordability will be at its highest in a generation this year. The affordability index is comprised of median home prices, median family income, and the prevailing mortgage rate. An index of 100 implies that a median income family...