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NAR’s Yun: Any Economic Downturn Likely Mild

The chief economist pointed to signs of a recession – and signs that suggest no recession. At the least, he says, the latter should block a major economic slowdown. …continue

NAR: March Existing Home Sales Slip 2.7%

Year-to-year, total U.S. home sales fell 4.5%. NAR’s chief economist says sharply rising mortgage rates and higher inflation is beginning to impact the market. …continue

Feb. New-Housing Starts Surpass Expectations

A disappointing dip in Jan. new-home starts was followed by a surprise surge in Feb. Economists expected about 3.2% growth but starts rose by 6.8%. …continue

January: Housing Starts Down, Building Permits Up

While the number of housing starts declined 4.1% compared to Dec., the number of building permits – indicators of future housing-start numbers – rose 0.7%. …continue

Realtor.com: National Rent Growth Hits Double-Digits in Aug.

Aug. report: Rental prices hit double-digit growth for the first time in two years and grew three times faster than in March 2020, prior to the pandemic. Over half of the 50 largest metros reported rents with double-digit gains over last year, including Tampa, Miami and Orlando. …continue