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Current Market Data

Current Market Data

Jobless Claims Rose Last Week While Total Claims Continued to Fall

Jobless Claims Rise, Total Claims Continue to Fall

The unadjusted new jobless claims totaled 743,460 in the week ending November 14, an increase of 3% from the previous week.

REALTORS® Confidence Index: October 2020 Highlights

REALTORS® Confidence Index: October 2020

REALTORS® report “Covid and elections” as the major issues affecting transactions in October 2020.

More Homebuyers Purchasing Property in the Suburbs, Small Towns, or Rural Areas

More Homebuyers Purchasing Property in the Suburbs

NAR’s October REALTORS® Confidence Index Report indicates that there is a demographic shift from the cities to the suburbs, or to smaller counties.

Weekly Retail Update: November 20, 2020

Weekly Retail Update: November 20, 2020

Temporary retail store closures experienced earlier in the year have returned.

October 2020 Existing Home Sales Climb to 6.85 Million

October 2020 Existing Home Sales Climb to 6.85 Million

Housing market activity this October increased 4.3% from September 2020, and sales of existing homes jumped 26.6% from October 2019.

Instant Reaction: Quarterly E-Commerce, November 19, 2020

Instant Reaction: Quarterly E-Commerce

Seasonally adjusted estimates of the U.S. retail e-commerce sales for Q3 2020 decreased from the Q2 2020 estimate of $211.5 billion to $209.5 billion.

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, November 19, 2020

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, November 19, 2020

Mortgage rates hit another record low this week for the thirteenth time this year.

Instant Reaction: Retail Trade Sales, November 17, 2020

Instant Reaction: Retail Trade Sales

Seasonally adjusted advanced estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales increased over the prior month as October sales continued the trend.

Jobless Claims Fell to the Lowest Level Since the Beginning of the Pandemic

Jobless Claims at Lowest Level Since Start of Pandemic

The number of people applying for extended benefits is rising at a slower pace, implying that many people are able to find a job.

Housing Affordability Declines in September 2020 as Median Family Prices Continue to Surge

Housing Affordability Declines in September 2020

At the national level, housing affordability declined in September 2020 compared to a year ago but rose compared to August.