Author Archive

Instant Reaction: July Housing Starts

Below is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce report on July housing starts: “The housing shortage in America will intensify if new construction remains as lackluster as it was in July. The softening multifamily housing starts...

Instant Reaction: July Jobs Report

The following is NAR Managing Director of Housing and Commercial Research George Ratiu’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics release on the July employment situation: “The employment report showed solid gains in July, with 209,000 net...

WATCH: July Housing Minute

  Homes continued to sell quickly in June, but the lean inventory levels in many markets caused existing-home sales to shift downward. The news was better for pending home sales, as contract activity increased last month for the first...

Instant Reaction: Q2 GDP

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department report on Q2 GDP: “The second quarter GDP growth rate was still unimpressive despite doubling the pace from the first quarter. The latest 2.6%...

Instant Reaction: Q2 Homeownership Rate

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Census Bureau report on the homeownership rate in the second quarter: “The homeownership rate rose by a decimal point to 63.7% over the quarter, but there...

An Early Summer Cooldown for Housing

The 1.8 percent decline in existing-home sales in June should come as no surprise if you closely follow NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which have declined for three straight months. Activity has been weaker lately because prospective buyers continue...

Instant Reaction: June Housing Starts

Below is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce report of a June rebound in housing starts: “Though a recovery in housing starts in June is welcome news, more consistent gains are needed to help...

Bringing the Heat: the MLB All-Star Game and Miami’s Housing Market

Baseball’s best stars gather at Marlins Park in Miami tonight for the 88th MLB All-Star Game. Similar to the heat coming out of pitchers’ hands and off the bats of the game’s best hitters, Miami’s housing market is hot right now....

Instant Reaction: June Jobs Report

The following is NAR Managing Director of Housing Research’s Danielle Hale’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report for June: June job gains bounced back to 222,000 net jobs added and revisions pushed previous readings...

Introducing Housing Minute

Before you all venture off to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, take a look at our new monthly video series, Housing Minute. Housing Minute uses animated video to highlight in under one minute the most important housing data...