Economics Archive

For Home Sales, It’s About Jobs, Not Fed MBS Purchases

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Watch our videos for economic research updates further down the post. In the midst of the mortgage meltdown it was hard to keep track of everything the federal government was doing to...
January 28, 2010

Things Are Looking Up: 2010 Economic Forecast

A large crowd of REALTORS®, many with coffee cups in hand, snapping photos with iPhones and Blackberries, packed a ball room this morning to hear NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discuss housing market trends and the economic outlook. Yun...
November 14, 2009

Jumbo Freeze Might be Thawing

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine It’s still early but there are signs the availability of jumbo financing might be improving—although underwriting standards probably won’t ease any time soon. That means the days of creditworthy borrowers having a...
October 15, 2009

The Residential Housing Outlook: Have We Finally Hit Bottom?

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gave a report to attendees at NAR’s Midyear Legislative meetings Thursday on the outlook of the residential housing market. Watch a video of highlights from his talk to find out what you can expect...
May 14, 2009

Real Estate Summit Tomorrow: Expect Sparks

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine It would be hard to assemble a more brilliant cast of characters than will be gathering tomorrow for the Real Estate Summit at the 2009 NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo...
May 10, 2009