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Homebuying Continues to Pick Up in March 2019 Amid Favorable Economic Conditions

With economic conditions working in favor of homebuyers, REALTORS® reported an uptick in homebuying traffic in March 2019 compared to one year ago, according to NAR’s March  2019 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.[1] Low mortgage rate, a record low unemployment...

Construction and Housing Starts Outlook for 2019—2028

Job growth continues to increase strongly, with the economy generating 2.5 million jobs in March 2019 from one year ago. Payroll employment rose in March 2019 from one year ago in all industries except for information services, utilities, and...

REALTORS® Home Price Outlook Improves as Mortgage Rates Decline

About 3,000 REALTORS® who responded to NAR’s February 2019 EALTORS® Confidence Index Survey had more optimistic— although modest— home price growth expectations over the next 12 months. Respondents expect home prices to typically increase by 1.9 percent nationally, up...

Manufacturing and Housing in the Rust Belt States

Job and wage growth are the economic drivers of housing demand. In this blog, we look at the employment and wage trends in the manufacturing industry and how the strong job growth in manufacturing has impacted housing demand in...

State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT): The Impact by State

The state and local tax (SALT) deduction allows taxpayers to deduct state and local tax payments on their federal tax returns. The new tax law, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, instituted a cap on the SALT deduction....