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  • How Cash Sales Affect Mortgage Originations

    The macroeconomic outlook remains remarkably stable. Real GDP grew 2.6 percent (SAAR) in the second quarter, but that jump in growth just compensated for the... More

    How Cash Sales Affect Mortgage Originations
  • What is Causing the Lean Inventory of Houses?

    We're halfway through 2017 and macroeconomic conditions are essentially unchanged from the last couple of years. More

    What is Causing the Lean Inventory of Houses?
  • Multifamily 2017 Mid-year Outlook

    As expected, the multifamily market remained strong in the first half of 2017 as it continued to moderate from the cyclical peak. More

    Multifamily 2017 Mid-year Outlook
  • Housing Remains a Bright Spot for Economy

    The economic picture remains much the same as in recent years. After revisions to consumer spending, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the first quarter... More

    Housing Remains a Bright Spot for Economy
  • Housing Gets Off to a Good Start

    Despite weak economic growth, housing got off to a good start in 2017. This is in part because interest rates have been a bit of a surprise, drifting down since March. More

    Housing Gets Off to a Good Start
  • Where Have All the Houses Gone?

    Tight housing inventory has been an important feature of the housing market at least since 2016. For-sale housing inventory, especially of starter homes, is currently... More

    Where Have All the Houses Gone?

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