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U.S. Market Recon – October 2016

Economy
Housing
The US economy grew in the past quarter picking up the pace from the previous quarter. Unemployment is trying to escape its downward trend, with the headline rate ticking up to 5.0%. Workers’ earnings continue to rise, with average earnings climbing to $888/week. Rental vacancies are trying to escape their downward trend, with the national rate ticking up to 6.8%. Home ownership is trying to escape its downward trend, with the national rate climbing to 64%. Home building applications are losing their upward momentum this month and quarterly housing prices continue to rise a further 1.7%. Continue reading
October 15, 2016

U.S. Market Recon – September 2016

Economy
Housing
The US economy grew in the past quarter picking up the pace from the previous quarter. Unemployment is holding steady at 4.9%. Workers’ earnings fell to $883/week this month, though the long-term trend is positive. Rental vacancies continue to fall, with the national rate ticking down to 6.7%. Home ownership continues to fall, with the national rate declining to 63%. Home building applications continue to rise this month and quarterly housing prices continue to rise a further 2.0%. Continue reading
September 15, 2016

U.S. Market Recon – August 2016

Economy
Housing
The US economy grew in the past quarter picking up the pace from the previous quarter. Unemployment is holding steady at 4.9%. Workers’ earnings continue to rise, with average earnings climbing to $884/week. Rental vacancies continue to fall, with the national rate ticking down to 6.7%. Home ownership continues to fall, with the national rate declining to 63%. Home building applications continue to fall this month and quarterly housing prices continue to rise a further 2.0%. Continue reading
August 15, 2016

U.S. Market Recon – July 2016

Economy
Housing
The US economy grew in the past quarter picking up the pace from the previous quarter. Unemployment is trying to escape its downward trend, with the headline rate ticking up to 4.9%. Workers’ earnings fell to $881/week this month, though the long-term trend is positive. Rental vacancies continue to fall, with the national rate ticking down to 6.7%. Home ownership continues to fall, with the national rate declining to 63%. Home building applications continue to rise this month and quarterly housing prices continue to rise a further 2.0%. Continue reading
July 15, 2016

U.S. Market Recon – June 2016

Economy
Housing
The US economy grew in the past quarter, though not as strongly as it had previously. Unemployment continues to fall, with the headline rate ticking down to 4.7%. Workers’ earnings fell to $880/week this month, though the long-term trend is positive. Rental vacancies are holding steady at 7.0%. Home ownership continues to fall, with the national rate declining to 64%. Home building applications continue to rise this month and quarterly housing prices continue to rise a further 1.0%. Continue reading
June 15, 2016

U.S. Market Recon – May 2016

Economy
Housing
The US economy grew in the past quarter, though not as strongly as it had previously. Unemployment is holding steady at 5.0%. Workers’ earnings fell to $879/week this month, though the long-term trend is positive. Rental vacancies are holding steady at 7.0%. Home ownership continues to fall, with the national rate declining to 64%. Home building applications continue to rise this month and quarterly housing prices continue to rise a further 1.0%. Continue reading
May 15, 2016

U.S. Market Recon – April 2016

Economy
Housing
The US economy grew in the past quarter, though not as strongly as it had previously. Unemployment is trying to escape its downward trend, with the headline rate ticking up to 5.0%. Workers’ earnings continue to rise, with average earnings climbing to $875/week. Rental vacancies are holding steady at 7.0%. Home ownership continues to fall, with the national rate declining to 64%. Home building applications continue to rise this month and quarterly housing prices continue to rise a further 1.0%. Continue reading
April 15, 2016

U.S. Market Recon – March 2016

Economy
Housing
The US economy grew in the past quarter, though not as strongly as it had previously. Unemployment is holding steady at 4.9%. Workers’ earnings fell to $872/week this month, though the long-term trend is positive. Rental vacancies continue to fall, with the national rate ticking down to 7.0%. Home ownership is trying to escape its downward trend, with the national rate climbing to 64%. Home building applications continue to rise this month and quarterly housing prices continue to rise a further 1.0%. Continue reading
March 15, 2016

U.S. Market Recon – February 2016

Economy
Housing
The US economy grew in the past quarter, though not as strongly as it had previously. Unemployment continues to fall, with the headline rate ticking down to 4.9%. Workers’ earnings continue to rise, with average earnings climbing to $878/week. Rental vacancies continue to fall, with the national rate ticking down to 7.0%. Home ownership is trying to escape its downward trend, with the national rate climbing to 64%. Home building applications are losing their upward momentum this month and quarterly housing prices continue to rise a further 1.0%. Continue reading
February 15, 2016

U.S. Market Recon – January 2016

Economy
Housing
The US economy grew in the past quarter, though not as strongly as it had previously. Unemployment is holding steady at 5.0%. Workers’ earnings continue to rise, with average earnings climbing to $872/week. Rental vacancies continue to fall, with the national rate ticking down to 7.0%. Home ownership is trying to escape its downward trend, with the national rate climbing to 64%. Home building applications continue to rise this month and quarterly housing prices continue to rise a further 1.0%. Continue reading
January 15, 2016