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Quiz: Home Sellers in 2016

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The information from this quiz was taken from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

Quiz: Home Buyers in 2016

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The information from this quiz was taken from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

Smart Homes and REALTORS®

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In this survey, NAR asked REALTORS® about smart homes and smart devices, which features tech-savvy clients are looking for, which brands they’re familiar with, and more.

Highlights:
  • 37% of REALTORS® said clients find locks on smart home devices very important, followed by lights at 29%, and thermostats at 26%.
  • 52% of REALTOR® clients were not familiar with what’s available for Smart Home Technology.
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Consumers and Realtors® Show Greater Interest in Smart Home Technologies, Certifications

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WASHINGTON (November 30, 2016) — As smart homes become more popular among consumers, buyers and sellers are showing greater interest in those homes and smart-home technologies and Realtors® in a certification to acknowledge their experience and expertise in those features.

This is according to the National Association of Realtors®' inaugural Smart Homes and Realtors® report, which found that Realtors® are becoming more interested in a smart home certification, despite the fact that only 15 percent of... Read More

Pending Home Sales Crawl Forward in October

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WASHINGTON (November 30, 2016) — Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in October, but did squeak out a meager gain for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, inched up 0.1 percent to 110.0 in October from a slight downward revision of 109.9 in September. With last month's small increase, the index is now 1.8 percent higher than last October (108.1).  

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Contract Signings Inch Up in October

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In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the broad contract activity across the country, effects of rising mortgage rates, trends in time on market, and gives his forecast for 2017. 
 

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Thanksgiving at Home

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The information in this infographic comes from the U.S. Census Bureau and National Association of REALTORS® research.

Existing-Home Sales Jump Again in October

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WASHINGTON (November 22, 2016) — Existing-home sales ascended in October for the second straight month and eclipsed June's cyclical sales peak to become the highest annualized pace in nearly a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw monthly and annual sales increases in October.

Total existing-home sales 1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, grew 2.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.60... Read More

October 2016 Existing-Home Sales

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

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Survey of Mortgage Originators, Third Quarter 2016

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Highlights:

This survey covered lenders’ experiences in the fall of 2016 and also included questions on the impact of recent policy and regulatory changes. Some of the findings: 

  • Non-QM lending has not bounced back from the implementation of the risk retention rule, while rebuttable presumption lending continues to gain ground. 
  • Credit access for lower-credit prime borrowers is expected to rise while all other... Read More

October 2016 Foot Traffic

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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 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... Read More

Nevada 2016

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Despite having more mountain ranges and less rainfall than any other state, Nevada is anything but destitute of opportunity. Read why low levels of government interference and favorable tax conditions continue to attract global business.

Missouri 2016

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Although Missouri sits directly in the center of the U.S., it’s teaming with business and residents from around the world. Aside from being one of the most tax friendly states, low business costs, high work ethic and even its central location make it rich in global influence and opportunity. 

2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers in Subregions

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This report contains information from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers about buyers in subregions of the United States. The data comes from a survey of people who bought a home between July 2015-June 2016.

2016 Recent Home Buyer and Seller Profiles

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This report contains information from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers about specific buyer types. The data comes from a survey of people who bought a home between July of 2015 and June of 2016.

 

Recent Home Buyers and Sellers: Demographics, Home Preferences & Livability Needs

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Rodney Harrell, Director, Livability Thought Leadership presented these slides at the REALTOR® University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies session at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, on November 5, 2016. 

Recent Home Buyers and Sellers: Demographics, Home Preferences & Livability Needs

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Jessica Lautz, Managing Director, Survey Research and Communications, presented these slides at the REALTOR® University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies session at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, on November 5, 2016.

Realtors® Can Ensure Success by Keeping Their Fingers on the Pulse of Buyer Demographics and Preferences

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ORLANDO, Fla. (November 5, 2016) — An increasingly diverse pool of future homebuyers is poised to transform the real estate industry in coming years, and there are resources available for Realtors® to stay attuned to what those buyers will want today and in the future. That's according to speakers at a buyer preferences forum organized by the REALTOR® University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies here at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

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Commercial Real Estate Forecast in 2017 Is Strong

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ORLANDO, Fla. (November 4, 2016) — Sustained by improving job growth and strong demand for multifamily housing, commercial real estate has been steadily recovering in recent years. Looking ahead to 2017, growth is expected to flow into the smaller markets, according to a commercial real estate forecast session today at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, and K.C. Conway, senior vice president of credit risk management at SunTrust Bank, expressed... Read More

November 2016 Economic and Commercial Real Estate Outlook

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These slides are from the Economic and Commercial Real Estate Outlook presentation given by Lawrence Yun during the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, on November 4, 2016.