Lawrence Yun 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...

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In a little less than one month, over 20,000 Realtors®, industry experts and guests will flock to the Windy City for the 2017 Realtors® Conference and Expo (Nov. 3-6) at the McCormick Place – West Building. Housing affordability and supply, commercial real...
October 9, 2017

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...

NAR 2017 Home Sales Forecast Downgraded

Blame supply and affordability headwinds and Hurricane Harvey damage in Houston for August’s 2.6 percent decline in pending home sales. In the video below, I chat with NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun about why sales have stalled in recent...
September 27, 2017

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

Student Debt Delaying Millennials’ Life

NAR Research’s new survey out today on millennial student debt offers up some sobering news that has both implications for the housing market and overall economy. Consider the key findings highlighted below. Millennials are typically carrying a student debt load...
September 18, 2017

An Animated Recap of July Housing Activity

Existing-home sales and contract signings both stumbled in July as stubbornly low levels hampered the housing market and kept home prices rising at a robust pace. Visit https://www.nar.realtor/videos/housing-minute to watch a 53-second, animated video from the National Association of...

Inventory Crunch Stalls Sales in July

It came very apparent when looking at NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index that tight inventory conditions were weighing down on contract activity this spring and early summer. The three month decline in pending sales from March to May has now...

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...