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Millennials Love Austin

September 27, 2016

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This infographic presents highlights from the Best Purchase Markets for Aspiring Millennial Buyers report.

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Millennials Love Portland

September 27, 2016

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This infographic presents highlights from the Best Purchase Markets for Aspiring Millennial Buyers report.

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Where are Global Buyers Searching in the United States?

September 27, 2016

New data from realtor.com® offers more comprehensive reporting to display true market interest of global buyers searching in the United States. The graphs below show the countries searching U.S. properties, and which U.S. cities were of most interest to them.

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August 2016 Existing-Home Sales

September 27, 2016

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The information in this infographic is from August 2016 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Existing-Home Sales Soften Further in August

September 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (September 22, 2016) — Existing-home sales eased up in August for the second consecutive month despite mortgage rates near record lows as higher home prices and not enough inventory for sale kept some would-be buyers at bay, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the Northeast region saw a monthly increase in closings in August, where inventory is currently more adequate.

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Profile of Real Estate Firms

September 27, 2016

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  • Seventy-eight percent of real estate firms have a single office, typically with three full-time real estate licensees, up from two in 2015. 
  • Eighty-three percent of firms are independent non-franchised firms, and 15 percent are independent franchised firms. 
  • Eighty-five percent of firms specialize in residential brokerage. 
  • Forty-seven percent of firms reported they... Read More

NAR Study Finds Real Estate Firms Have Positive Outlook, Despite Sales Volume Decrease

September 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (September 20, 2016) – The vast majority of real estate firms have an optimistic outlook for the future of the industry’s profitability and growth, according to the National Association of Realtors® 2016 Profile of Real Estate Firms. Profitability expectations have declined from the 2015 survey, mainly due to inventory shortages and home-price growth, but real estate firms remain confident about their overall future profitability.

The report is based on a survey of firm executives who are... Read More

2016 Profile of Real Estate Firms

September 27, 2016

 The information in this infographic comes from the 2016 Profile of Real Estate Firm.

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NAR Identifies Top 10 Markets in Dire Need of More Single-family Housing Starts

September 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (September 19, 2016) – Single-family home construction is currently lacking in 80 percent of measured metro areas despite steady job creation and the low activity is creating a housing shortage crisis that is curtailing affordability and threatening to hold back prospective buyers in many of the largest cities in the country, according to new research from the National Association of Realtors®.

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2016 Q3 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey

September 27, 2016

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The Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report was created to monitor consumer sentiment about the housing market. It covers core topics that will be tracked on a monthly basis such as views on housing as a good financial investment, whether homeownership is part of the American Dream, if now is a good time to buy or sell a home and perception of home price changes.

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  • Respondent awareness of low downpayment mortgage options was... Read More

Affordability Concerns, Uncertainty about Down Payment Requirements Ensnaring Renters, Latest HOME Survey Shows

September 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (September 14, 2016) – Lofty home-price growth and tight supply are leading to softening confidence among renters about whether it’s a good time to buy a home, according to the latest installment of the National Association of Realtors® Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey1. The survey also found that a misconception about how much of a down payment is needed to buy could be unnecessarily delaying some... Read More

August 2016 Foot Traffic

September 27, 2016

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 has a strong correlation with future contracts and home sales, so it can be viewed as a peek ahead at sales trends two to three months into the future. This infographic shows the latest index data along with trends and changes.

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HOME Survey September 2016

September 27, 2016

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Using data from the 2016 Q3 HOME Survey, this infographic looks at whether people think it's a good time to buy or sell a home, and how student debt is affecting people's ability to buy.

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Where Buyers Found the Home They Purchased

September 27, 2016

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This infographic shows where buyers found the home they purchased, and is sourced from NAR's 2015... Read More

Member Safety Report Highlights

September 27, 2016

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This infographic presents highlights from the 2016 Member Safety Report.

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2016 Member Safety Report

September 27, 2016

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This report contains the results of a survey of REALTORS® which asked about: 

  • How safe or unsafe they feel 
  • The root causes of any unsafe feelings 
  • Steps or procedures they follow to ensure safety 
  • What methods of self-defense they use

The goal of the report is to measure and understand the scope of the problem, so that real estate professionals can develop the resources, programs, and... Read More

The Housing Market: Looking Back at July 2016

September 27, 2016

What’s happening in the housing market? Using NAR’s Existing-Home Sales numbers, data taken from the REALTORS® Confidence Index, the Foot Traffic Index, and Pending Home Sales, we’ve provided you a snapshot of what’s happening in the housing market, including trends to watch for in the coming months.

Contract Signings Rise to Second Highest Level This Year

September 27, 2016

In July, pending home sales expanded in most of the country and reached their second highest reading in over a decade. A sizable jump in the West lifted pending home sales. Only the Midwest saw a dip in contract activity last month. 

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Video: Looking Back at the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

September 27, 2016

The Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers turns 35 this year. Here is a look back at the history of the profile's covers. 

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Pending Home Sales Tick Up in July

September 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (August 31, 2016) — Pending home sales expanded in most of the country in July and reached their second highest reading in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the Midwest saw a dip in contract activity last month.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 1.3 percent to 111.3 in July from a downwardly revised 109.9 in June and is now 1.4 percent higher than July 2015 (109.8). The index is now at its second highest... Read More