Housing is still a drag on the economy. Probably the biggest positive. The housing market, as it tends to do in most recessions, will continue to heal despite our unemployment and debt troubles but.

The time to sell is a waiting game for some To take advantage of the first weeks on market, strategize with your real estate agent about the best time of year to list. While the time period from Thanksgiving through the New Year’s is typically pretty dead in terms of real estate activity, you can put your home on the market when buyers jump back in at the beginning of January.

Q: How big a part of the economy is health care? A: It accounts for about one-sixth of the entire economy — more than any other industry. Spending on health care totals about $2.5 trillion, 17.5.

Skyrocketing property taxes, a sluggish state economy and Illinois’ outmigration crisis could spell trouble for the housing market. Most people view their decision to buy a home at least in part.

is going to have trouble. Middle-class folks, folks who are working hard, are just having a hard time in this state.” Hassan said the need for affordable housing is “an issue that is critical to the.

Residential fixed investment was a drag on GDP growth for the sixth straight quarter even as household formations have accelerated.. rising housing costs will continue to be a theme well into.

Economic growth in the first quarter was supported by continued expansion in demand by U.S. households and businesses, which more than offset the drag from declines in government spending, especially defense spending. Conditions in the job market have shown some improvement recently.

Measuring Housing’s Drag on the Economy. By binyamin appelbaum february 24, 2012 1:56 pm February 24, Housing has blown a giant smoking hole in the middle of our economy, and the consequences continue to impede the pace of recovery.

Add housing and health-care costs, and even middle-wage earners with children have trouble squaring their budgets with their salaries. economic insecurity. and especially communities of color,

Have no fear: Here are the safest housing markets in America The riskiest housing market in America is not where you think.. Have no fear: Here are the safest housing markets in America. Trey Garrison was a Senior Financial Reporter for HousingWire.com.

WASHINGTON – Sales of new homes plummeted in January, and businesses ordered fewer long-lasting goods. But the number of people applying for unemployment benefits has fallen during the past four.

The housing market hit a soft patch last year and has been a drag on economic growth.. Measuring Housing’s Drag on the Economy. By Binyamin Appelbaum February 24, 2012 1:56 pm February 24, Housing has blown a giant smoking hole in the middle of our economy, and the consequences continue to impede the pace of recovery.

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"The housing market remains weak, continuing to be a drag on the economy. For instance, single-family housing starts fell 6.4 percent in October to 917,000 units (annualized), the slowest pace since September 1991, nearly 25 percent below that of October 2006.