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Did You Know? Vacation Buyers' Retreats

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While most buyers purchase a home to use as their primary residence, a significant share also purchase vacation or investment properties. Because the purchase of a non-primary residence is often influenced by different factors than the purchase of a primary residence, it is important to understand how changes in the market environment affect each segment. NAR's annual Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey presents these factors.

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Did You Know? Buying Near Entertainment

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The annual Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report examines the generational differences of home buyers and sellers in the current real estate marketplace.

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Did You Know? Buying Near Parks & Recreation

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The annual Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report examines the generational differences of home buyers and sellers in the current real estate marketplace.

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Did You Know? Vacation Beach Houses

17 hours 13 min ago

While most buyers purchase a home to use as their primary residence, a significant share also purchase vacation or investment properties. Because the purchase of a non-primary residence is often influenced by different factors than the purchase of a primary residence, it is important to understand how changes in the market environment affect each segment. NAR's annual Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey presents these factors.

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Did You Know? NAR Members Volunteer

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Based on a random sampling of NAR’s membership, the Member Profile looks at a variety of economic and demographic characteristics, and business practices of REALTORS®, including use of online technology.

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Did You Know? Buying Near Friends and Family

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The annual Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report examines the generational differences of home buyers and sellers in the current real estate marketplace.

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REALTORS® and the American Dream

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The National Association of REALTORS® does research on a wide range of topics of interest to real estate practitioners, including market data, commercial, international, home buying and selling, NAR member information, and technology. Use the data they contain to improve your business through knowledge of the latest trends and statistics.

Visit NAR's Research Reports page.

Pending Home Sales Maintain Momentum in May

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WASHINGTON (June 29, 2015) — Pending home sales continued to rise in May and are now at their highest level in over nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Gains in the Northeast and West were offset by small decreases in the Midwest and South.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, climbed 0.9 percent to 112.6 in May from a slight downward revision of 111.6 in April and is now 10.4 percent above May 2014 (101.9). The index... Read More

Meeting the International Client's Needs

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NAR’s Commercial & Global Services Group has extensive information on the NAR website concerning business practices and approaches for dealing with potential foreign purchasers, including information on the Certified International Property Specialist designation.

Return Buyers Prefer Safe, Affordable Financing

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The share of homes purchased by return buyers or “boomerang” buyers, those who formerly short sold a home or were foreclosed on, increased significantly in recent years.  NAR Research estimates that 8% or nearly 350,000 home sales were to return buyers in 2014.  It’s important to note though, that the majority of these borrowers according to NAR Research were likely of prime quality before entering foreclosure and that they prefer safe, affordable financing for their return purchase.

45 Percent of Properties Were on the Market for Less than a Month in May 2015

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Approximately 45 percent of properties were on the market for less than a month when sold (46 percent in April; 41 percent in May 2014), according to the May 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.

Quiz: REALTORS® Online

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How are REALTORS® marketing themselves online? Take this quiz and find out.

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Home Sales to Foreigners—Down In Number but Up in Value

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Existing-home sales (EHS) to foreign buyers were approximately 8 percent of the total U.S. existing-home sales market of $ 1.3 trillion for the 12 months ending March 2015 according to NAR’s recently released 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients.

The reported 209,000 transactions—approximately 4 percent of total existing-home sales—were down from the 232,600 delineated in the previous report.  However, foreign buyers are an upscale group—purchasing homes well above the average market price. 

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May 2015 Existing-Home Sales

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NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses existing-home sales for May 2015. Sales rose 5.1 percent, to their highest levels in six years.

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Read the news release about May 2015 existing-home sales.

May 2015 Existing-Home Sales

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The information in this infographic is from May 2015 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Existing-Home Sales Bounce Back Strongly in May as First-time Buyers Return

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WASHINGTON (June 22, 2015) — Fueled partly by an increase in the share of sales to first-time buyers, existing-home sales increased in May to their highest pace in nearly six years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the Northeast, all major regions experienced sales increases in May.

Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 5.1 percent to a... Read More

2015 Profile of International Home Buying Activity Infographic

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China overtakes Canada as the top country of origin for foreign buyers of U.S. homes and New Jersey enters the top five states for foreign buyers, according to the 2015 Profile of International Home Buying Activity.

The Profile of International Home Buying Activity presents data gathered from REALTORS® on purchases of U.S. real estate by international clients made during the 12 months from April 2014--March 2015.

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Quiz: 2015 NAR Member Profile

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How much do you know about your fellow REALTORS®? Take this quiz and find out.

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Buyer and Seller Marketing Toolkit for NAR Members

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The Research Committee and NAR research staff, working closely together, have created this toolkit for members to use when speaking to clients and potential clients about buying or selling their home. This information includes resources, examples, and data you can use in creating your own presentations, as well as customizable templates that can be input with your information and used right away.

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2015 Profile of International Home Buying Activity

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In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about highlights of the 2015 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. The Profile of International Home Buying Activity presents data gathered from REALTORS® on purchases of U.S. real estate by international clients made during the 12 months from April 2014 – March 2015.

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