May 26, 2018

News & Commentary: Economy Articles

  • 05/09/2018
    Housing starts are feeling the effects of a labor force with limited skills and lack of mobility.
  • 03/14/2018
    Rising labor costs, increased government spending, and prolonged housing shortages are the main pressure points.
  • 01/17/2018
    Housing will be helped by strong fundamentals, but tax changes are likely to hinder high-end markets.
  • 11/01/2017
    It’s not enough to save the MID if most middle-income households end up paying more 
  • 09/13/2017
    Taking aim at real estate is not the way to generate growth. 
  • 07/12/2017
    Solutions for the housing shortage were a focal point at NAR’s homeownership conference at the University of California-Berkeley. 
  • 05/10/2017
    Consumer confidence is running high, but will rising interest rates keep would-be sellers from moving? 
  • 03/15/2017
    With the right mix of policies, the government can offset higher interest rates by boosting long-term growth.
  • 01/18/2017
    As long as the fundamentals stay strong, residential and commercial real estate should see a solid year, despite rising interest rates.
  • 11/02/2016
    NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun offers suggestions to spur much-needed housing construction.