Comments & Statements 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...

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...

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...

Instant Reaction: May Housing Starts

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department report on the dip in residential construction in May: “Housing shortages look to intensify and may well turn into a housing emergency if the...

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...

Instant Reaction: May Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report for May: “Although  job gains in May were on the soft side (138,000), the annual figure has been fairly consistent at...

Instant Reaction: April Housing Starts

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department report on April residential construction:  “With housing starts declining in April, inventory shortages will continue for a longer period of time. The intensifying housing...