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Fannie Mae forecasts a recession

Fannie Mae revises GDP growth forecast lower again

Fannie Mae’s August economic and housing forecasts predict a recession in early 2023. The economic slowdown is expected to bring inflation under control by...
inflation impacts renters

Rising prices impact renters

Freddie Mac recently conducted a 20 question survey of 2000 adult American consumers to assess how the current era of rapidly rising prices is...
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Construction materials prices higher despite lumber price drop

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for June 2022. It stated that construction materials prices were up 0.3...
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Inflation puts multifamily wages under pressure

The wage data the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released along with its employment situation report show that hourly wage growth for three categories...

Weakening builder confidence points to economic troubles ahead

Rising inflation and higher mortgage rates are slowing traffic of prospective home buyers and putting a damper on builder sentiment. In a troubling sign...

Construction materials prices continue to surge

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for May 2022. It stated that construction materials prices were up 1.1...

Infographic: Stagflation

Ghosts of economies past: 39 v 46 The similarities between the presidencies of Joe Biden and Jimmy Carter have given many pause. Is America on...

Construction materials price rises outpace CPI in April

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for April 2022. It stated that construction materials prices were up 0.8...
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Construction materials prices follow lumber higher

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for March 2022. It stated that construction materials prices were up 1.5...
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What happens to CRE prices as interest rates rise?

A recent report from Trepp seeks to answer this question by looking at the history of commercial real estate (CRE) price appreciation. The report...

Infographic: Inflation

Inflation is a broad rise in prices when Government prints more money to pay for programs and entitlements People who have more money...
inflation drives higher interest rates

Inflation drives interest rates higher

Forecasts from Fannie Mae and from the Federal Reserve foresee continued high inflation and rising interest rates. Fannie Mae issues a monthly forecast for the...

Plywood again leads construction materials prices higher

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for February 2022. It stated that construction materials prices were up 1.2...
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Fannie Mae forecasts higher inflation ahead

Fannie Mae’s February economic and housing forecasts call for marginally higher multifamily housing production in 2022 and 2023 than in earlier forecasts. Other forecasts...
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Construction materials prices continue to climb

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for January 2022. It showed that construction materials prices were up 2.9...

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