Economic

BlueTarp Financial released today its Q2 2017 Building Supply Index. The Q2 2017 index value rose to 131.04 from 119.98 in Q2 2016 the most notable increase to-date.  

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he’s hopeful about getting a tax-code overhaul done by the end of this year after flatly stating he was “wrong” about finishing a deal by August.

A significant majority of housing data points to a market that has at least three to four years of strong growth ahead of it.

This article contains slides and commentary on leading housing indicators for April 2017.

The Census release on 2016 population reveals that the most populous age in the U.S. is 25 at almost 4.8 million people. The largest three age groups are 24 to 26, with 14.2 million Americans combined.

The U.S. economy is back at full employment after more than a decade, according to a leading economist.

The number of homes for sale in America has been falling steadily for the past year, but the situation is apparently getting much worse as spring demand heats up.

Naturalized citizenship is on the rise, and they will be putting more pressure on the housing market…and housing inventory.

This article contains slides and commentary on leading housing indicators for March 2017.

So who are today’s first-time home buyers? To paint a picture of the typical first-timer, the New York Times created an inforgraphic drawn from information in the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.