interest rates Archive

Instant Reaction: Lawrence Yun on Today’s FOMC Statement

Below is the following statement from NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun on the Federal Reserve’s decision today to hike short-term interest rates: “The latest rate hike is partly justified from ongoing economic expansion and also a steadily falling unemployment...

Existing-Home Sales Hit Rough Patch in February

Talk to a Realtor® in much of the country right now and they’ll all echo a similar narrative: homes are selling quickly because there are not enough listings on the market. It’s why existing sales stumbled in February and price...

Instant Reaction: Today’s FOMC Meeting

Below is the following statement from NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun on the Federal Reserve’s decision today to raise short-term rates for the first time in 2017: “Rising inflation will predominantly dictate the next monetary policy decision, but another...

Lawrence Yun Reacts to Today’s Fed Decision

The Federal Reserve today decided not to raise short-term interest rates. Listen to the player below for NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction and what it means for the housing market. Yun provided further detail on this subject in...
September 17, 2015

Taking an “Inventory” of Current Market Conditions

In advance of Monday’s release of May existing-home sales, let’s take a look at where things stand. The main story this year has been the uneven balance between supply and demand and the upward pressure it’s putting on prices....

ICYMI: March Pending Home Sales & Lawrence Yun Twitter Chat

As reported earlier today, pending home sales in March increased (1.1%) for the third straight month and remained at their highest level since June 2013. A solid start to the spring buying season. A gradual improvement in home sales...