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Existing Home Sales Jump Higher in January

February 26, 2024
Closings on existing homes picked up last month, while recent commentary shows that Fed members remain cautious about cutting rates too soon.
John Smith
5 min read

Inflation Surprises While Construction Cools

February 20, 2024
Wholesale and consumer inflation were both hotter than expected in January. There was also a pullback in new home construction, though home builders are feeling confident about the year ahead.
John Smith
5 min read

What Supply and Demand Dynamics Mean for Home Values

February 12, 2024
The latest appreciation and inventory data show why housing remains a great avenue for wealth creation.
John Smith
5 min read

Jobs Data Jolts Markets, Fed Holds Rates Steady

February 5, 2024
The Fed held rates steady, while there were mixed messages from the labor sector and home prices continued to hit new highs.
John Smith
5 min read

Inflation Inches Lower, Home Sales Surge Higher

January 29, 2024
Inflation continues to move lower towards the Fed’s 2% target, while declining mortgage rates boosted signed contracts on new and existing homes in December.
John Smith
5 min read

Reasons for Optimism About the Housing Market

January 22, 2024
Home sales and construction slumped in December, but buyers and builders have reasons to be optimistic about the housing market this year.
John Smith
5 min read

Home Prices Continue to Move Higher

January 16, 2024
Inflation continues to make progress lower while home prices nationwide are on the rise.
John Smith
5 min read

Jobs Data Tries to Fool the Markets

January 8, 2024
Job growth beat expectations in December, but is the labor sector as strong as the headlines imply? Plus, the minutes from the Fed’s last meeting suggest rate cuts are ahead, though the timing remains unclear.
John Smith
5 min read

Broad Based Home Price Appreciation Nationwide

January 2, 2024
The latest housing reports showed there’s broad based home price appreciation around the country while sales are expected to pick up next year.
John Smith
5 min read

Inflation Cools While Housing Heats Up

December 26, 2023
The Fed’s favored inflation measure continues to move lower toward its 2% target while falling mortgage rates boosted existing home sales and new construction.
John Smith
5 min read

Fed Pivots as Inflation Cools

December 18, 2023
The Fed left rates unchanged at their meeting last week. This followed news that inflation at both the consumer and wholesale levels continued to cool in November.
John Smith
5 min read

Mixed Job News and More Home Price Highs

December 11, 2023
The latest labor sector data showed mixed results, while home prices increased.
John Smith
5 min read

Cooling Inflation and Warming Home Prices

December 4, 2023
There was welcome news for consumers as inflation continued to inch lower in October. Plus, tight housing inventory is still hindering contract signings and boosting home values
John Smith
5 min read