Regional and Local Data Archive

A more granular look at home prices

Previously, we looked at the FHFA and Case-Shiller release focusing on national data trends. Today, we’ll dig a bit deeper to look at more local data at the regional, state, and city or MSA level. Monthly FHFA releases data...

The Latest on State-by-State Job Growth Rates

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses job growth rates by state....

Markets with the Largest and Smallest Employment Change

Fundamentals like employment and affordability are key to sustained housing recoveries.  Among the markets with the strongest improvements in employment over the 24-month period ending in June are Bismarck and Fargo, both of which have benefited from the oil...

Markets with the Largest Change in Homeownership Rate

The national homeownership rate peaked at 69% in 2004, but fell four percentage points to 65% in the 2nd quarter of 2013. Despite having experienced the large number of foreclosures in California and Florida, those states are not among...

Homeownership Rates: Top and Bottom 5 States

Affordability has a strong impact on homeownership.  Not surprisingly, four of five states with the lowest homeownership rates in the US are characterized by markets with high prices.  Washington, DC has the lowest homeownership rate at 45.3%.   At the...