New, pending, existing: What you should know about today’s market

If you’re involved in the housing market, and I assume that most of you are, you know very well that this is a numbers business. All of us are surrounded by housing-related data day in and day out, and it can become a little overwhelming at times — even for an economist like myself. Well, … Read more

Inman Handbook on pending home sales

This is the first installment of a new Inman series digging into, and explaining, routine real estate economic metrics and how they’re used to illuminate the current housing market and inventory crises. Check back tomorrow for the second installment on new-home sales. Each month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) performs a ritual. In emails … Read more

A national home value downturn isn’t in our future. Here’s why

There’s an overwhelming amount of data and headlines circulating. This column is my attempt to make sense of it all for you, the real estate professional, from an overall economic standpoint. Regular readers and viewers of my videos will know that I generally take this opportunity to give you an update on the housing-related numbers that came … Read more

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