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Existing-Home Sales Jumped 4.4% in March

April 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (April 21, 2017) — Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster than in February and a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the West saw a decline in sales activity in March. 

Total existing-home sales 1, https://www.nar.realtor/topics/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes,... Read More

March 2017 Existing-Home Sales

April 22, 2017

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The information in this infographic is from March 2017 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Home Buying and Selling by Generation in 2016

April 22, 2017

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The information in this infographic comes from the 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report.

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March 2017 Foot Traffic

April 22, 2017

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Every month SentriLock, LLC. provides NAR Research with data on the number of properties shown by a REALTOR®. Lockboxes made by SentriLock, LLC. are used in roughly a third of home showings across the nation.... Read More

Primary, Vacation, and Investment Homes Purchased by Region in 2016

April 22, 2017

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This infographic was created using data from the 2017 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey.

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Snapshot of 2016 Second-Home Buyers

April 22, 2017

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This infographic takes a look at investment and vacation home buying in the past year.

Measuring House Prices: Going Local With Indices, Cycles, and Modeling

April 22, 2017

The 1980’s saw a period of migration towards the suburbs, but recent evidence suggests that the preference for city living is reviving. The economic literature suggests that as housing location moves towards the city center, house prices become more expensive, other factors being equal. With increasing demand for urban housing, there is pressure for prices to increase closer to the center of the city. How steeply do prices increase as one moves closer to the inner city?

In this presentation, Dr. Will Doerner presents how prices changed from 1990—2015 at the city, county... Read More

2017 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers

April 22, 2017

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This infographic takes a look at investment and vacation home buying in the past year. 

Affordability, Tight Supply Cause Vacation Home Sales to Plummet in 2016; Investment Sales Climb 4.5%

April 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (April 11, 2017) — Last year’s strongest pace of home sales in a decade included a sizeable drop in activity from vacation buyers and a jump from individual investors, according to an annual second-home survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®. The survey additionally found that vacation and investment buyers in 2016 were more likely to take out a mortgage and use their property as a short-term rental.

NAR’s 2017 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey 1, covering existing- and new-... Read More

Majority of Realtors® Say Clients Interested in Sustainability

April 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (April 6, 2017) — Growing consumer interest and demand for greener, more sustainable properties is driving a dialogue between Realtors® and homebuyers and sellers. Over half of Realtors® find that consumers have interest in real estate sustainability issues and practices, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ recent REALTORS® and Sustainability report.

The report, stemming from NAR’s new Sustainability Program, surveyed Realtors® about sustainability... Read More

REALTORS® and Sustainability 2017

April 22, 2017

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In February 2017, NAR surveyed its members pertaining to sustainability issues facing their industry. This report summaries those findings.

  • Forty-three percent of respondents report their MLS has green data fields.
  • Seventy-one percent said that energy efficiency promotion in listings was very or somewhat valuable.
  • Fifty-six percent of respondents find clients are at least somewhat interested in sustainability... Read More

2017 REALTORS® and Sustainability

April 22, 2017

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The statistics in this infographic come from the REALTORS® and Sustainability 2017 report. The National Association of REALTORS® initiated the Sustainability Program as a platform for dialogue about sustainability in real... Read More

Sustainable Homeownership Conference 2017

April 22, 2017

Join 2017 NAR President Bill Brown, NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun, and Berkeley Hass Real Estate Group Chair Ken Rosen for the Sustainable Homeownership Conference June 9, 2017 at the University of California, Berkeley.

Registration for the Sustainable Homeownership Conference is now open. Registration will close on June 2, 2017 or when we have reached venue capacity.

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Opening Day 2017

April 22, 2017

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Play ball! Baseball is a game of numbers just as much as it is of home runs, stolen bases and strikeouts. To celebrate the unofficial first day of spring, Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, the National Association of REALTORS® is serving up a fastball of recent real estate facts that correspond to each... Read More

Tax Day 2017

April 22, 2017

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Did you know that in 2014, the latest year for which we have tax data, real estate deductions helped tax payers save roughly $100 billion? 

 

Contract Signings Up 5.5% in February

April 22, 2017

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about February pending home sales, high demand, low supply, and the sluggish recovery of the homeownership rate.

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Pending Home Sales Leap 5.5% in February

April 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2017) — Pending home sales rebounded sharply in February to their highest level in nearly a year and second-highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw a notable hike in contract activity last month.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/topics/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, jumped 5.5 percent to 112.3 in February from 106.4 in January. Last month's index reading is 2.6... Read More

February 2017 Foot Traffic

April 22, 2017

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Every month SentriLock, LLC. provides NAR Research with data on the number of properties shown by a REALTOR®. Lockboxes made by SentriLock, LLC. are used in roughly a third of home showings across the nation. Foot traffic... Read More

March 2017 Business Creation Index

April 22, 2017

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The new Business Creation Index (BCI) was created to monitor local economic conditions from the perspective of NAR’s commercial members. The quarterly report offers insight from commercial real estate professionals into whether businesses are opening or closing by industry, population density, and subregion. On a monthly basis, it tracks three key questions related to local market conditions:

  1. An increase of businesses opening in local communities... Read More

Housing's Sweet 16's

April 22, 2017

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Sixteen teams remain as play resumes this week in the men’s and women’s NCAA Basketball Championships. Here’s a sweet assist from the National Association Realtors® on where the number 16 shows up in recent housing survey data: ... Read More