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Quiz: What Do You Know About Home Seller Generational Trends?

April 15, 2014

The questions and answers in this quiz were taken from the 2014 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends survey. This annual survey conducted by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® provides insight into, and detailed information about, generational trends of home buyers and sellers.

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Infographic: Type of Home Purchased by Age Group

April 15, 2014

The data in this infographic comes from the 2014 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report.

Infographic: February 2014 Existing-Home Sales

April 15, 2014

The information in this infographic is from February 2014 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Infographic: January 2014 Existing-Home Sales

April 15, 2014

The information in this infographic is from January 2014 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Infographic: December 2013 Existing-Home Sales

April 15, 2014

The information in this infographic is from December 2013 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2013, Investment Property Declines

April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (April 2, 2014) – Vacation home sales rose strongly in 2013, while investment purchases fell below the elevated levels seen in the previous two years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

NAR’s 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey,* covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2013, shows vacation-home sales jumped 29.7 percent to an estimated 717,000 last year from 553,000 in 2012. Investment-home sales fell 8.5 percent to an estimated 1.10 million in 2013 from 1.21 million in 2012... Read More

Multi-generational Home Buying

April 15, 2014

The data in this infographic comes from the 2014 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report.

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: The Nation's Uneven Recovery of Wealth Across Households: Full Video

April 15, 2014

Full Video: Dr. Richard Fry, Senior Economist with the Pew Research Center, discusses the importance of home equity and the uneven recovery of wealth of households in different net worth groups in the latest Realtor University Speaker Series.

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REALTOR® University Speaker Series: The Nation's Uneven Recovery of Wealth Across Households: Highlights Video

April 15, 2014

Dr. Richard Fry, Senior Economist with the Pew Research Center, discusses the importance of home equity and the uneven recovery of wealth of households in different net worth groups in the latest Realtor University Speaker Series.

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Video: Pending Home Sales Remain Subdued

April 15, 2014

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about signs of housing market stabilization and the factors that are preventing growth, such as lack of inventory, continued tight credit restrictions, rising prices without an accompanying rise in incomes, and lack of new homes being built.

February Pending Home Sales Continue Slide

April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2014) – Pending home sales declined for the eighth straight month in February, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Modest increases in the Midwest and West were offset by declines in the Northeast and South; all regions are below a year ago.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, dipped 0.8 percent to 93.9 from a downwardly revised 94.7 in January, and is 10.5 percent below February... Read More

REALTORS® Generally Expect Prices to Increase Modestly in the Next 12 Months

April 15, 2014

REALTORS® generally expect prices to increase over the next 12 months at a modest pace with the median expected price increase at 3.9 percent, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index. Demand has slowed somewhat because of the increase in home values and the cost of borrowing from higher mortgage rates and mortgage insurance premiums for FHA loans. The modest pace of economic growth has also kept the lid on price growth.

Are Big Investors a Big Problem?

April 15, 2014

The recent securitization of more than 3,000 single family homes has alarmed some housing analysts. NAR's Economists' Outlook blog explains what you need to know.

February Existing-Home Sales Remain Subdued

April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (March 20, 2014) – Home prices continued to show solid growth in most of the country due to limited inventory conditions, but rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes,... Read More

Video: Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends

April 15, 2014

In this video, Director of NAR Member and Consumer Survey Research Jessica Lautz talks about differences between generations of home buyers: which generations are doing most of the home buying, and what their stumbling blocks are.

REALTOR® Commercial Sales Rise 11% in Fourth Quarter

April 15, 2014

Mirroring broader trends, commercial transactions in REALTORS® markets registered a positive fourth quarter. On a year-over-year basis, sales increased 11 percent in the last quarter, as prices rose 4 percent. Cap rates continued compressing with a 50 basis point decline, from an average of 9.2 percent in the third quarter to 8.7 percent in the last. Multifamily properties recorded the lowest average cap rates, at 7.7 percent, followed by hotels, at 8.0 percent. Office and retail spaces posted cap rates of 8.6 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively.

NAR Generational Trends Study Shows Confidence in Market, Some Challenges

April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (March 11, 2014) – Young home buyers remain optimistic and see their home as a good investment, while older buyers are more likely to trade down to a smaller property to match changing lifestyles, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates the generational differences of recent home buyers and sellers.

Eight out of 10 recent buyers considered their home purchase a good financial investment, ranging from 87 percent for buyers age 33 and younger, to 74 percent for buyers 68 and... Read More

A More Granular Look at Home Prices

April 15, 2014

This Economists' Outlook blog post takes a deeper look at local home price data at the regional, state, and city or metropolitan statistical area (MSA) level.

Where Do Buyers and Sellers Find Their Agent?

April 15, 2014

According to data found in NAR’s annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, home buyers and sellers consistently report they truly rely on referrals from friends and family to find an agent or they use an agent they had worked with before.

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Foreclosure Rates and Changes: Q4 2013 vs. Q4 2012

April 15, 2014

Rising home values and an improved economy changed the foreclosure picture dramatically over the last two years. The decline in foreclosures and distressed sales resulted in less downward pressure on prices and more buyer confidence. To find out how your market performed, see the 4th quarter 2013 Local Market Reports.

Read NAR's research blog to learn more.