Inflation Archive

Daily Economic Update: Mortgage Rates, Inflation

The ten year treasury rate has declined by 28 bps to 3.19% since the end of March. Over the same time frame, mortgage rates have declined by 24 bps to 4.72%. The average annual inflation expectation in the U.S....

Economic Indicators: Weekly Update for April 29

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 April 25-April 29,...

Daily Economic Update: Mortgage Rates, Inflation

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 mortgage rates and the latest inflation expectations....

Inflation Watch: April 2011

About Inflation Inflation, or price-level growth, is important for REALTORS® because it ultimately affects mortgage rates and the ability of home buyers to purchase a home. If the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) lowers interest rates to stimulate the...

Inflation Impact on Purchasing Power

Inflation can be felt at gas pumps and grocery stores.  The official government consumer price inflation rate was 2.7 percent higher as of March, compared to one year ago.  It had been zero for all of 2009 and 1.6...