Interest Rates Archive

Economic Indicators: Weekly Update for August 26, 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 22-August 26,...

Daily Economic Update: Mortgage Purchase Applications

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 purchase applications....

An Ultra-Loose Monetary Policy

The Federal Reserve announced recently that it will not raise interest rates for at least 2 years.  Given the current weakness in the economy, the Fed has been forced to keep rates low this year.  The Fed, though legally...

Daily Economic Update: Jobless Claims And 10-Year Treasury Borrowing Rate

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 10-year Treasury borrowing rate....

Borrowing Cost by Governments

Here in Washington, D.C., the debt ceiling debate continues, with the the deadline for a deal fast approaching. If there is no resolution and the U.S. technically defaults on August 2nd, then the unemployment rate could hit 9.5 percent...