Comments & Statements Archive

Instant Reaction: September Housing Starts

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department release on September housing starts: “The one month fall in new home construction, especially in the South region in light of Hurricane recovery, is...

Instant Reaction: September Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on employment conditions in September: “The key statistic in the September jobs report is the fact that wages grew 2.9%. The...

Instant Reaction: Lawrence Yun on Today’s FOMC Statement

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s thoughts on today’s announcement by the Federal Reserve to start unwinding their balance sheet in October, and what that will mean for mortgage rates through 2018: “As the Federal Reserve indicated...
September 20, 2017

NAR Instant Reaction: August Housing Starts

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department release on residential construction in August. “Following August’s decline in new home construction, there will no doubt be a further temporary setback to housing...
September 19, 2017

Instant Reaction: August Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on the employment situation in August: “Job creation in July was a bit light at 156,000. The unemployment rate is very low,...
September 1, 2017

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...

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...

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...