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  • REALTORS’® Confident About the 6-Month Outlook Improved in April 2015 May 22, 2015
    In April 2015, more REALTORS® were confident about the outlook for all property types in the next six months than they were in March and a year ago[1], according to the April 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. The April 2015 report is based on the responses of 2,012 REALTORS® about local market conditions in April. […]
    Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research
  • REALTORS’® Are Generally Upbeat About State Outlook in Next Six Months May 22, 2015
    REALTORS® remained generally confident about the outlook for all property types in the next six months, according to the April 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey [1]. The April 2015 report is based on the responses of 2,012 REALTORS® about local market conditions in April. Low 30-year fixed mortgage rates holding to below 4 percent in […]
    Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist
  • Latest Consumer Price Inflation (April 2015) May 22, 2015
    There is no inflation.  The Federal Reserve can therefore relax and not hurry in raising rates.  However, housing costs continue to rise above the comfort level. Specifically, the Consumer Price Index declined 0.1 percent in April over the past 12 months.  Food prices are up by 2 percent and shelter prices are up by 3 […]
    Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President