Category Archives: Jones on Real Estate

Dr Glenn Mueller’s Q3 2017 Real Estate Cycles Report

This may be the most timely read this quarter regarding Commercial Real Estate — Dr. Glenn Mueller’s Real Estate Cycles Q3 2017 report from Black Creek Group – Black Creek Research.  The report contains a critical mass of valuable data spanning major commercial real estate markets across the country. Dr. Mueller’s analysis of commercial real …Read more

New Home Sales October 2017 – Highest in 10 Years

New homes sales surged in October 2017, rising to an estimated 685,000 dwelling units on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR).  This is the most seen since the 711,000 level posted 10 years ago in October 2007.  Sales were up 18.7 percent on a year-over-year basis (SAAR) and up 6.2 percent sequentially from September (with …Read more

Residential Refinance and Purchase Lending Forecast Update — November 2017

As we economists say, “forecasting is difficult, especially the future.”   Fortunately, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the MBA update their quarterly and annual forecasts monthly for residential lending volumes –  both refinance and purchase transactions.  The forecasts typically span a three-year period, currently from 2016 to 2018.  Two of the three have just released quarterly …Read more

State Gross Domestic Product Q1 to Q2 2017 Compound Annualized Growth Rates — The Most Comprehensive Measure of Economic Activity

The total value of all goods and services produced, expressed in inflation-adjusted dollars, is defined as the Real Gross Domestic Product (Real GDP) and is the most comprehensive measure of economic activity.   Naturally there is recurring systematic variability based on the respective quarter of the year and massive differences from state-to-state in addition to general …Read more