Local markets broadly picked up across all property types in January 2015 compared to December 2014, although activity was more modest compared to a year ago, according to the January 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.
The REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Market Survey measures quarterly activity in the commercial real estate markets. The survey collects data from commercial REALTORS®. The survey is designed to provide an overview of market performance, sales and rental transactions, along with current economic challenges and future expectations.2014.Q4 Highlights:
- Riding the wave of economic and, more specifically, market improvements, commercial REALTORS® reported advances in the fourth quarter 2014.
- REALTORS® indicated acceleration in the... Read More
In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about January 2015 pending home sales, which were up month-to-month and year-to-year. He also talks about home price growth outpacing income growth, and about home searches on realtor.com and lockbox use by REALTORS®, both of which were up in January.
WASHINGTON (February 27, 2015) — Improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015 pushed pending home sales in January to their highest level since August 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw gains in activity in January.
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, climbed 1.7 percent to 104.2 in January from an upwardly revised 102.5 in December and is now 8.4 percent above January... Read More
In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses the decline in existing-home sales in January 2015.
The information in this interactive infographic is from January 2015 Existing-Home Sales data. It shows you price and sales data for the month, and lets you compare it to prices and sales over the previous 12 months.More Information
WASHINGTON (February 23, 2015) – Existing-home sales declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced declines in January, with the Northeast and West seeing the largest.
WASHINGTON (February 19, 2015) – A stronger labor market and stable U.S. economy should keep commercial real estate demand on the rise, but the pace of growth will likely be hindered by overseas weakness, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.
National office vacancy rates are forecast to slightly decrease 0.1 percent over the coming year as improved hiring increases the demand for office space. The vacancy rate for industrial space is expected... Read More
How does the White House compare to the typical home bought by the American homeowner? This infographic takes a lighthearted look at the differences for President's Day.
WASHINGTON (February 11, 2015) – National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Arkansas, issued the following statement at the conclusion of today’s hearing of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of the Federal Housing Administration:
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This interactive infographic shows metropolitan area qualifying income for Q4 2014.More Information
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WASHINGTON (February 11, 2015) – The majority of metropolitan areas experienced steady but slightly stronger price growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, behind a decline in housing supply and an uptick in demand fueled by lower interest rates and a stronger job market, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.
The median existing single-family home price increased in 86 percent of... Read More
How does relationship status affect the kind of home you buy? This infographic shows how household composition can affect homeownership.
The data in this infographic is from the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.
In this live webinar recording, Stephen Goss, Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration and Stephanie Kelton, Chief Economist of the Senate Budget Committee, discuss social security, an aging population, and housing demand—as well as answering questions on social security funds and the state of social security.
This video is part of the REALTOR® University Speaker Series.
As 2015 gets underway, many investors are more optimistic than they have been in years. Economic growth has been increasing, job growth has been improving, and consumers have been given a boost as gasoline prices have dipped nationwide. Compared to the markets and financial systems in other developed countries, the U.S. economy looks generally healthy.
With respect to commercial real estate investment, interest rates are still low and fundamentals continue to improve. Volume and pricing have been increasing, especially for high-quality properties in the coastal markets, but we have... Read More