September 14, 2014

News & Commentary: Economy Articles

  • 07/16/2014
    Home sales are sputtering because of a lack of inventory.
  • 05/02/2014
    Commercial’s brighter lending picture doesn’t automatically translate to the residential side.
  • 04/15/2014
    At a recent legislative and leadership summit for real estate managers, economists and industry leaders pointed out bright spots and investment opportunities, but warned that the economy is far from healed.
  • 03/19/2014
    First-time buyers are a shrinking share of the market, but there are a few things that can be done to help reverse this trend.
  • 11/02/2013
    Amidst contradictory economic news, homeowners’ wealth is rising.
  • 09/18/2013
    Lawrence Yun examines how increases in various elements of the consumer price index could affect housing in the near term.
  • 07/11/2013
    With mortgage rates likely to approach 5 percent next year, normalized underwriting standards are crucial.
  • 05/08/2013
    Prices are increasing quickly, though that may not always be the most healthy development for the economy. Also, banks may soon loosen overly strict requirements, but a choke point remains in new-home construction.
  • 03/15/2013
    Economists who predict underperformance in real estate based on Baby Boomers downsizing are overlooking another huge demographic trend.
  • 01/11/2013
    Modest growth in the economy and an improving job picture bode well for both residential and commercial real estate in 2013.