February 25, 2018

News & Commentary: Economy Articles

  • 06/01/2010
  • 05/01/2010
  • 04/01/2010
  • 03/01/2010
  • 02/01/2010
  • 01/01/2010
    If 2009 was the year of economic recovery, 2010 will be the year of growth. Thanks to solid gains in the lower end of the housing market, the first-time home buyer tax credit, and the rebounding stock market, lenders in mid–2009 began cautiously lending money beyond the safe Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA loans on which they relied for income during the credit crunch.
  • 11/01/2009
    Yes, we’re pulling out of the recession and better economic conditions lie ahead. Continuing the home buyer tax credit and relieving the commercial real estate credit crunch are what we need to bring those lost jobs back and keep the economy growing.
  • 10/01/2009
    More broadly, there are other indications the economy is heading up. Thanks to promising signs, we forecast higher home sales and stabilizing prices in the year ahead. But there are still some concerns.
  • 09/01/2009
    Buyers are no longer hesitant about home purchases on the fear of further price declines. And that sets the stage for a steady release of pent-up housing demand.
  • 07/01/2009
    After dropping for three years, home prices appear to be stabilizing. It’s safe to say we’ve reached the point where prices are justified by the fundamentals of the economy and may even represent an undervaluation.