seasonality Archive

EHS in 2016 by the Numbers – Part 4 – Contracts

This blog post was written by Managing Director of Housing Research, Danielle Hale, and Data Analyst, Hua Zhong. Home listings went under contract slightly more often on Mondays followed by Fridays and Tuesdays in 2016.  Here is the data:...

December 2016 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.15 percent this December, up dramatically from last month’s 3.82 percent, but roughly unchanged compared to 4.14 a...

EHS in 2016 by the Numbers – Part 3 – Popular Listing Dates

This blog post was written by Managing Director of Housing Research, Danielle Hale, and Data Analyst, Hua Zhong. Home listings still go up most often on Thursdays and Fridays. Here is the data: As we start the New Year,...

REALTORS® Remain Broadly Optimistic About Market Conditions in 2017

REALTORS® remain broadly optimistic about housing market conditions over the next six months, according to the December 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[1] The REALTORS® Confidence...

Highlights of the December 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report

While local conditions vary, the REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index and the REALTORS® Confidence Index—Current Conditions for single-family homes remained above 50 in December 2016, indicating that more respondents reported “strong” than “weak” conditions, according to the December 2016 REALTORS®...