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Nov. 14, 2016

REAL ESTATE - LAST WEEK IN REVIEW AND FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK

As Americans went to the polls to exercise their right to vote for president, global markets took notice.

When Donald Trump was declared president elect, the market reactions overnight were as wild and unpredictable as the election itself. Dow futures were down more than 800 points in the wee hours ...

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Nov. 7, 2016

REAL ESTATE - LAST WEEK IN REVIEW AND FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK

The October Jobs Report didn't cause much of a shake up with steady job growth and unemployment.

U.S. employers added 161,000 new jobs in October, which was below expectations, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. That being noted, both August and September numbers were revised ...

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Oct. 31, 2016

REAL ESTATE - LAST WEEK IN REVIEW AND FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK

After trudging along during the first and second quarters of 2016, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) got a little more spring in its step.

The government reported that the first reading on third quarter GDP rose by 2.9 percent, above the 2.5 percent expected and well above the anemic ...

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Oct. 26, 2016

REAL ESTATE - LAST WEEK IN REVIEW AND FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK

First-time homebuyers led the surge in Existing Home Sales as they realized the dream of homeownership in September.

After two straight monthly declines, Existing Home Sales in September jumped 3.2 percent from August. All major regions saw an increase in closings, as reported by the National Association of REALTORS® ...

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Oct. 17, 2016

REAL ESTATE - LAST WEEK IN REVIEW AND FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK

Following a disappointing back-to-school shopping season, consumers made retailers happier in September.

After declining in August, Retail Sales surged by 0.6 percent in September, which signals the consumer is alive and well as we head into the crucial holiday shopping season. The increase was led by ramped-up sales for ...

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Oct. 10, 2016

REAL ESTATE - LAST WEEK IN REVIEW AND FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK

The labor market has certainly had its share of reasons to cheer and groan this year. September's Jobs Report was no exception.

There were 156,000 new jobs created in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, below the 176,000 expected. Gains occurred in professional and ...

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Oct. 4, 2016

REAL ESTATE - LAST WEEK IN REVIEW AND FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK

Whether talking about home prices or the cost of goods and services, money is on everyone's mind.

New Home Sales fell 7.6 percent in August from July, the Commerce Department reported. The drop followed a stellar July and still landed well above expectations. From August 2015 through August ...

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Sept. 28, 2016

REAL ESTATE - WEEK IN REVIEW

There were drops in key construction data and sales of existing homes, but builder confidence is high. Fewer people began excavation on new homes in August. The Commerce Department repor Website ted Housing Starts fell 5.8 percent from July to an annual rate of 1.142 million units, below ...

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Sept. 19, 2016

REAL ESTATE - LAST WEEK IN REVIEW AND FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK

"My mama told me, 'You better shop around.'" The Miracles. Clearly that message wasn't heard among consumers. Back-to-school shopping didn't help overall Retail Sales make the grade in August. The increasing cost of goods might be to blame.


Consumers spent less on a variety of goods, including autos ...

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July 1, 2016

HOMEBUILDER CONFIDENCE HIGH

Homebuilder confidence in June reached its highest since January 2016, according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index. Their outlook on current sales conditions, sales expectations in the next six months, and buyer traffic were all positive.

The reason might be groundbreaking on single-family homes. The Commerce ...

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