Monthly Archives: March 2013

3Q/12 County employment and wage report

From September 2011 to September 2012, employment increased in 276 of the 328 largest U.S. counties, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Elkhart, Ind., posted the largest increase, with a gain of 6.9 percent over the year, compared … Continue reading

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Commerce department report on February home sales

Commerce department report on February home sales

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CNBC article on national house prices

CNBC article on national house prices

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N&O article on current crop of buyers

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/24/2774435/young-renters-used-to-the-finest.html#storylink=omni_popular#wgt=pop

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Wake Education Partners In Context 3/21/13

March 21, 2013 School bond utopia: We don’t live there Wake’s school board members and county commissioners spent the better part of two hours today talking about how many schools it would take to catch up with Wake’s County’s enrollment … Continue reading

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NAR existing home sales in February

NAR February existing home sales

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FHFA House price index for January

FHFA HPI for 1/13

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National housing starts in February

Building permits in February 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000, up 4.6 percent from the revised January rate and up 33.8 percent from February 2012. Housing starts in February 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual … Continue reading

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CNBC article on National Homebuilder Confidence

National Home Builder Confidence Index

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Bureau of Economic Indicators: Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

February 2013 retail and food services sales were $421.4 billion, an increase of 1.1 percent from the previous month and an increase of 4.6 percent from February 2012. Excluding autos, retail and food services sales in February 2013 were $342.9 … Continue reading

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