Building Permits: A Closer Look

Building permits increased in most markets, but we see fewer permits and more expensive construction in high-priced markets. In the era of limited housing inventory, adding new construction is one of the means to deal with housing affordability issues. At the local...
Raw Count of Home Sales (April 2017)

Raw Count of Home Sales (April 2017)

Existing-home sales dropped 2.3 percent in April from one month prior while new home sales decreased 11.4 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of home...