Eye on the Economy

Eye on the Economy is a compilation of the up-to-date economic, demographic and government policy analysis featured in the Eye on Housing blog in newsletter format, sent to subscribers every two weeks. Look at the latest issues here, or subscribe to receive it free via email.

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Builders signed contracts on more homes last month than any time since early 2008. February seasonally adjusted annual new home sales topped out at a 539,000 annual pace, up 7.8% from a healthy 500,000 rate in January.
3/25/2015
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While housing and the economy are off to a slow start at the beginning of 2015, positive developments in the labor market are a source of growing momentum, particularly for housing demand.
3/11/2015
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Housing and residential construction have gotten off to a slow start at the beginning of the year. January data has been disappointing, although current indicators continue to suggest home building will grow in the year ahead.
2/25/2015
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The end of 2014 saw an acceleration of job creation. Combined with the ongoing expansion of consumer confidence, these trends will help support housing demand and residential construction during 2015.
2/11/2015
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Data from the Census Bureau and HUD for December, plus revisions for October and November, pushed total housing construction to 1,005,800 for the year.
1/29/2015
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Rising consumer confidence and recent labor market gains are positive developments for rental and owner-occupied housing demand going into 2015.
1/14/2015
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Data for housing construction activity in November indicate the recovery continues as builder confidence remains positive.
12/23/2014
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321,000 jobs (seasonally adjusted) were added to the economy in November, and the numbers for September and October were revised up by a combined 44,000.
12/10/2014
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Inventory of new single-family homes for sale rose to 212,000, but this remains only a 5.6 months’ supply at the current sales rate.
12/1/2014
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The economy and the housing market continue their gradual march back to normal.
11/12/2014
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The Housing Market Index most recent reading is consistent with month-to-month volatility in various housing indicators, as well as long-run improving trends.
11/3/2014
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Good employment data offer a positive for housing as the market transitions from summer to fall. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 248,000 net jobs were created in September.
10/15/2014
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The August rate is 33% higher than August 2013 and is a solid indication of the ongoing recovery in the single-family market.
10/2/2014
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