Home Sales Prices on the Rise in Maryland
A recent survey indicates that America’s optimism regarding the housing market’s recovery has improved significantly. According to Fannie Mae’s September 2012 National Housing Survey, a monthly poll of 1,000 homeowners and renters, more respondents expect home prices to rise in the next year (37 percent) and the share anticipating declining home prices is down to 11 percent. It is worth noting that such attitudes tend to become self-fu... [More]
Despite Braking Economy, Housing Moves Ahead
After re-accelerating late last year and during the initial months of 2012, the pace of economic growth and job creation has slowed more recently. In June, national employment expanded by just 80,000 jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. June represented the third consecutive month during which national job creation was well below 100,000 jobs. During the first three months of the year, the nation's average monthly employment gain was 226,... [More]
Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc.
Job creation has picked up in Maryland. After stumbling for much of the previous summer, recent months have been very positive from a job growth perspective. The working hypothesis is that this represents economic multiplier effects related to base realignment activities at Fort George G. Meade in Anne Arundel County and at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County.
Between February 2011 and February 2012, emplo... [More]