Finance and Economics
Friday, July 23, 2021
Black Knight: Number of Homeowners in COVID-19-Related Forbearance Plans Increased Slightly
Note: Both Black Knight and the MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association) are putting out weekly estimates of mortgages in forbearance. This data...
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Hotels: Occupancy Rate Down 9% Compared to Same Week in 2019
Note: The year-over-year occupancy comparisons are easy, since occupancy declined sharply at the onset of the pandemic. So STR is comparing...
July 22nd COVID-19, New Cases, Hospitalizations, Vaccinations
The 7-day average cases is the highest since May 8th. The 7-day average hospitalizations is the highest since May 28th. This data is from th...
Comments on June Existing Home Sales
Earlier: NAR: Existing-Home Sales Increased to 5.86 million in June Two key points: 1) Existing home sales are still somewhat above pre-...
Black Knight: National Mortgage Delinquency Rate Decreased in June
Note: At the beginning of the pandemic, the delinquency rate increased sharply (see table below). Loans in forbearance are counted as deli...
NMHC: July Apartment Market Tightness Index Highest on Record
The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) released their July report: July Apartment Market Conditions Showed Improvement Across All M...
NAR: Existing-Home Sales Increased to 5.86 million in June
From the NAR: Existing-Home Sales Expand 1.4% in June Existing-home sales increased in June, snapping four consecutive months of declines, ...
Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims increase to 419,000
The DOL reported : In the week ending July 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 419,000 , an increase of 51,0...
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Existing Home Sales
Thursday: • At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for a decrease to 348 thousan...
Existing Home Inventory in June: Local Markets
I'm gathering existing home data for many local markets, and I'm watching inventory very closely this year. The table below shows so...
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