economy Archive

3 Commercial Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2018

At the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum on Friday, attendees got insights into how the economy and real estate market will interact over the next couple of years. Here are a few takeaways that can help guide your...

Slower Growth But Solid Financing Options

NAR Commercial Research Economic and Regulatory Update. June 2016 Sales of high-end properties in major markets are seeing a slowdown while smaller projects in secondary markets remain strong. NAR Analyst George Ratiu provides an economic update while Stephanie Spear...

Economic Hurdles Call for Team Mentality

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt captivated audiences with his speed and charisma during the 2012 Summer Olympics. You may have noticed “The Fastest Man in the World” slows his steps ever so slightly when approaching the finish line during his...

‘Housing Market Is Struggling to Recover’

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine While the stock market continues its wild ride and as things begin to look gloomy for Europe, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun is optimistic that the conditions needed for a housing recovery are...
August 23, 2011

Job Creation Tops Obama’s State of the Union

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama made scant reference to housing and no mention of the mortgage interest deduction. That was probably a wise move...
January 26, 2011

This Recession Is O-vah!: ‘Zombie Bears’ Edition

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The latest in a crowd of pronouncements that the recession is officially behind us comes from economic analyst Barry Ritholtz, whose book I reviewed a while ago. Ritholtz, one of the most...
November 24, 2010

Different Locations, Different Recoveries

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine What’s impeding your market? In the Atlanta area, the big drag is distressed sales. Paul Brower, ABR, GRI, of Harry Norman, REALTORS®, in Marrietta, says the market is improved over last year...
November 6, 2010

Foreclosure Moratorium: Latest in the Debate

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine About half a dozen articles and editorials have come out in the last two days cautioning against the federal government imposing a national moratorium on foreclosures while banks review their processes. They’re...
October 11, 2010

Prices Holding Up Well Despite Everything

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine One of the remarkable things about home sales today is the strength we’re seeing in the national median price. For July it was $182,600, up almost a percentage point from a year...
August 25, 2010

Latest Home Price Figures Are Positive

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine From a price perspective, the latest news is good for the housing market. Home prices for the second quarter are up on a year-over-year basis in almost two-thirds of the big metro...
August 11, 2010