In its “The Economy Next Week” report published Friday, Nomura’s analysts predict that the U.S. gross domestic product will grow 1.5% year-over-year in 2014 and will more than double that growth (3.1%) in 2015.
Economists with the California Association of Realtors were thrown a challenging question: what would happen if the government shutdown continues for longer than anticipated? C.A.R.'s answer put simply: the housing recovery would take a critical hit.
The U.S. government left its estimate for economic growth in the second quarter unchanged this week. Meanwhile, prices for goods and services purchased by U.S. households fell for the first time in four years.
The U.S. economy is moving along at a faster pace, with gross domestic product growing at a 2.5% annual rate for the second quarter. While this makes a stronger case for winding down QE, unemployment remains stubbornly high.
People are listening to real estate economists today in a way that anyone who covered the industry a decade or more ago would not recognize. Smoke is one of the members of this new wave of real estate economists. In fact, Smoke is actually the newest one on the block. The upstart economists at places like Trulia and Zillow are still new, Smoke is just the latest player to join the game..
Typically, for a process and a product that depends largely on human effort, if you want a higher quality product, you have to pay more. The best doctors, chefs, mechanics and attorneys all make more than the market average. Nevertheless, lenders, AMCs and Fannie Mae all expect appraisal quality to increase even as appraiser fees decrease. Read More