Regional and Local Data Archive

How Many Houses are Vacant at Your Zip Code?

Housing vacancies are currently at the lowest levels since at least 2005, according to the Census Bureau estimates. Nationally, the rental vacancy rate was 7.3 percent while homeowner housing rate was 1.9 percent for the third quarter 2015. But...

Surprising Performers in the Latest State and Metro Employment Conditions

There are plenty of new jobs in the states in the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones and in a few southern states. Idaho, Utah, and Nevada are leaders. The Pacific states of California, Oregon, and Washington as well as...

Like-Kind Exchanges: Highlights from North Carolina

Based on the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis[1], the real estate industry accounted for $54.5 billion in North Carolina. The figure accounted for 11.3 percent of North Carolina’s Gross State Product. The figure includes real estate...

How Did Housing Wealth Change at Your Zip Code?

Based on our recent study “Widening Wealth Inequality”, we found that although there are gains in housing wealth in recent years from rising home prices, fewer people benefit because of the decline in the homeownership rate. Hence, wealth inequality...

Local Price Trends for First Quarter 2015

Across the country, home prices rose in the first quarter 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Stronger demand amidst lagging inventory levels caused home prices to accelerate in most of the metropolitan areas. From a sample of...