NAR Economist on the Housing Shortage

Four More Years? No Quick End In Sight For The U.S. Housing Shortage. The inventory of homes for sale continues to shrink. There were 2.02 million homes listed for sale…

Where Home Buyers are Finding Homes

Original Post from: Amanda Riggs, Research Economist NAR. We are in a digital age and home buyers use the internet at various stages in their home search process. NAR data…

Contra Costa Real Estate

National Housing Numbers for October

Existing home sales rose 2.0 percent in October from one month prior while new home sales decreased 1.9 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in…

Yun on Drumph

The week after the election Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist with the National Association of Realtors and Forbes contributor wrote an article on how a Trump administration could affect the Economy with emphasis…

Contra Costa Housing Affordability

Housing Affordability Index (HAI)

Housing Affordability Index for Contra Costa The HAI (Housing Affordability Index) for Contra Costa was 34 for Q2 2016, the same as it was Q3 for 2015, but what does…

Hour Glass

Update from NAR on TRID Closing Time

This was originally posted on the NAR Economics Blog By by Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics on August 24, 2016 Thought I’d share this, very interesting! Concern about Fast-Rising…

Truth In Closing Disclosed

(Originally Posted on my Housing and Economics Blog on March 15 2016) The days required to close a real estate transaction have increased slightly. However, most anticipated this would happen…