Initial claims for unemployment insurance (“jobless claims”) filed during the week ended September 5 totaled 275,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week’s revised level. Initial claims for unemployment insurance have fallen below the…

Based on the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis[1], the real estate industry accounted for $97.7 billion in Illinois. The figure accounted for 13.1 percent of Illinois’s Gross State Product. The figure includes…

  In a presentation at a REALTOR® University Speaker Series held recently[1], Ken Fears, NAR’s Director of Housing Finance and Regional Economics, discussed his proposal for a new mortgage product that helps homeowners build up…

Based on the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis[1], the real estate industry accounted for $139.5 billion in Florida. The figure accounted for 16.6 percent of Florida’s Gross State Product. The figure includes…

At a REALTOR® University Speaker Series held on August  12, 2015, Dr. Ed DeMarco shared his thoughts on housing finance reform for the secondary mortgage market, including the role of appraisals and reforms that will…

Economic performance for the second quarter of this year was upwardly revised this past week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real gross domestic product (GDP) totaled $16.3 trillion, an advance of 3.7 percent at…