Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most Part

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Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most Part | Simplifying The MarketThe Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their latest Employment Situation Summary last Thursday, and it again beat analysts’ expectations in a big way. The consensus was for 3,074,000 jobs to be added in June. The report revealed that 4,800,000 jobs were added. The unemployment rate fell to 11.1% from 13.3% last month. Again, excellent […]

Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most Part

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Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most Part | Simplifying The MarketThe Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their latest Employment Situation Summary last Thursday, and it again beat analysts’ expectations in a big way. The consensus was for 3,074,000 jobs to be added in June. The report revealed that 4,800,000 jobs were added. The unemployment rate fell to 11.1% from 13.3% last month. Again, excellent […]

Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas?

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Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas? | Simplifying The MarketThe pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.” Many families are no longer comfortable with the locations and layouts of their existing homes. The allure of city life (more congested) seems to be giving way to either suburban or rural life (less congested). The fascination with an open […]

A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

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A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market | Simplifying The MarketPending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important? According to NAR, the Pending Home Sales Index (PHS) is: “A […]

Are New Homes Going to Be Available to Buy This Year?

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Are New Homes Going to Be Available to Buy This Year? | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s economy, everyone seems to be searching for signs that a recovery is coming soon. Many experts agree that it may actually already be in motion or will be starting by the 3rd quarter of this year. With the housing market positioned to lead the way out of this recession, builder confidence might be […]

What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020?

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What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020? | Simplifying The MarketOne of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the housing market in the second half of the year? Based on recent data on the economy, unemployment, real estate, and more, many economists are revising their forecasts for the remainder of 2020 – and the outlook is extremely encouraging. […]

New Index Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate

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New Index Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate | Simplifying The MarketEarlier this month, realtor.com announced the release of their initial Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index leverages a weighted average of four key components of the housing industry, tracking each of the following: Housing Demand – Growth in online search activity Home […]