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Infographic: The Home Search Process at the State Level (2004-2013)

October 18, 2014

For more information about home buyers and sellers, explore the reports published by NAR.

Infographic: The Home Search Process at the National Level (2004-2013)

October 18, 2014

For more information about home buyers and sellers, explore the reports published by NAR.

 

Infographic: 2014 Commercial Real Estate Research

October 18, 2014

For more information about these and other research reports produced by NAR, visit the Research Reports page.

For more information on commercial real estate, please visit REALTOR.org's Commercial page.

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: Affordable Rental Housing in the U.S.: Where does it come from and what happens to it?

October 18, 2014

In this video, Dr. John Weicher, Director, Center for Housing & Financial Markets at the Hudson Institute, takes a 20-year look at affordable rental housing. His analysis spans 1985-2005 and discusses how that housing availability has changed and why.

Quiz: 2014 Profile of Real Estate Firms: Part I

October 18, 2014

How much do you know about real estate firms? Take this quiz and find out.

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Commercial Real Estate Lending Survey

October 18, 2014

The Commercial Real Estate Lending Survey is conducted annually and provides an overview of lending conditions that impact commercial transactions nationally, based on responses from commercial real estate members.

According to the first Urban Land Institute/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast of 2014, commercial real estate fundamentals are projected to continue improving. Vacancy rates are expected to decline for office, industrial and retail properties, while availability for apartments is estimated to rise. Commercial rents are poised to rise for the four core property types in... Read More

Quiz: 2014 Profile of Real Estate Firms: Part II

October 18, 2014
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Infographic: Generations' Effect on the Industry for the Next Two Years

October 18, 2014


The information in this infographic is from the 2014 Profile of Real Estate Firms. See the full report.

Infographic: Reasons for Firms to Actively Recruit Sales Agents

October 18, 2014


The information in this infographic is from the 2014 Profile of Real Estate Firms. See the full report.

Real Estate Firms Optimistic About Future of Industry

October 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (October 2, 2014) –  Real estate firms are confident about the future growth and profitably of their industry, according to the  2014 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Real Estate Firms.

“The real estate industry is competitive, and Realtors® know that to be successful they must have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and the know-how to make a business thrive, even in a difficult market,” said NAR President... Read More

Video: August Pending Home Sales Fall Slightly

October 18, 2014

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gives an overview of pending home sales so far this year, talks about new home construction, the slight increase in inventory, and shadow inventory, and gives his forecast for the housing market through the end of 2014 and into 2015.

Pending Home Sales Fall Slightly in August

October 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (September 29, 2014) – Pending home sales slowed modestly in August but contract signings remain at their second-highest level over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced declines except for the West, which rose for the fourth consecutive month.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, fell 1.0 percent to 104.7 in August from 105.8 in... Read More

Interactive Maps: Median Age of Home Buyers (2003-2013)

October 18, 2014

The median age of First-Time Home Buyers was 31 years old in 2013, but it differs slightly each year. The maps below show the median age of home buyers at the state-level for the past decade (2003-2013). There is an obvious increase in the median age since 2003, specifically for 2006 and beyond. In 2011, the median age of home buyers reached its highest value. In addition, First-Time Home Buyers exhibit greater stability in median age than Repeat Home Buyers.

Latest Data on International Trade and International Homebuyers

October 18, 2014

Both imports and exports are rising much faster than the broader economy. That means more companies are seeing faster sales growth to foreign buyers than to U.S. domestic buyers. A greater interaction with foreign economies, in turn, will mean increased demand for U.S. real estate by foreigners.

Video: Existing-Home Sales Slow Slightly in August

October 18, 2014

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says that the likely reason for the slight decline in existing-home sales in August is that investors are stepping out of the market. He talks about why this might be happening, as well as about inventory, the Federal Reserve, modest price appreciation, and rising rents.

Infographic: August 2014 Existing-Home Sales

October 18, 2014

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

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Existing-Home Sales Slightly Lose Momentum in August as Investor Activity Declines

October 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (September 22, 2014) – After four consecutive months of gains, existing-home sales slipped in August as investors paying in cash retreated from the market, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales increases in the Northeast and Midwest were outweighed by declines in the South and West.

Total existing-home sales 1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 1.8 percent to a seasonally... Read More

Millennials and the American Dream

October 18, 2014

According to a report by The Demand Institute, Millennials are expected to form 8.3 million households in the next five years, and they want to be home owners. 75% believe home ownership is an important long-term goal and 73% believe ownership is an excellent investment. 24% already own their home and an additional 60% plan to buy a home in the future.

Infographic: Steady Growth in Austin

October 18, 2014

For more details on Austin or your local market see the full list of Local Market Reports.

Infographic: Foot Traffic August 2014

October 18, 2014

Foot traffic continued to improve in August 2014, and was higher than foot traffic in August 2013, due in part to low mortgage rates.

Read more about foot traffic.