Amid the economic uncertainty wrought by the emergence of the omicron COVID variant, fewer leases were signed and office occupancy fell again in 2021 Q4.
Consumer prices rose 6.8% in November, with higher food and gasoline prices; rents are accelerating and utilities are higher by 25%.
The year 2021 has been a record-breaking year for both home sales and home rentals, but with home prices and rents rising at a double-digit pace, is there anywhere still relatively cheaper to own than to rent?
Mortgage rates continued to remain roughly stable for the last 4 weeks, despite volatility in bond yields. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate slightly fell to 3.10% from 3.11% the previous week.
Why are women more likely to buy homes, and how do their financials compare to single men buying homes? NAR Research takes a look at the answers.
NAR used estimates from the American Community Survey to provide a snapshot of housing in America in 2020.
The unemployment rate continued to plunge and is now at 4.2%, which is actually below March 2020 levels when the ugly COVID virus came to the country. This measurement should be taken with a grain of salt, however, since only those searching for a job are counted.
The industrial sector is on pace for a historical year despite the supply chain issues that had an impact on the shipping of goods.
The pending home sales pace in October 2021 increased 7.5% last month but fell 1.4% from a year ago.
Mortgage rates remained relatively flat this week, despite rising concerns of the omicron COVID variant, rising slightly to 3.11% from 3.10% the previous week. These low mortgage rates continue to offer favorable conditions to homebuyers and homeowners who want to refinance.
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