New additions to BVR's Economic Outlook Update™

In response to user requests, the Economic Outlook Update™ (EOU) has been enhanced with new data on the real estate market. The EOU now includes REIT returns as reported by National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts®, property index returns as reported by the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, and current and forecasted figures from the National Association of Realtors®, which include:

  • Housing Affordability Index forecasts
  • 30-year fixed rate and 1-year adjustable mortgage forecasts
  • Home starts (single and multi-family), home sales and home price forecasts
Also included are current and historical "VIX" figures so the reader can better understand market volatility for different time periods, as well as current and historical Consumer Confidence Index and Consumer Sentiment Index figures, to better emphasize historical trends.