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Existing-Home Sales Ascend Again in June, First-time Buyers Provide Spark

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WASHINGTON (July 21, 2016) — Boosted by a greater share of sales to first-time buyers not seen in nearly four years, existing-home sales maintained their upward trajectory in June and increased for the fourth consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the Northeast saw a decline in closings in June, and sales to investors fell to their lowest overall share since July 2009.

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June 2016 Existing-Home Sales

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HOME Survey July 2016

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Using data from the 2016 Q2 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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Affordability, Student Debt Causing Chasm About Buying Between Homeowners, Renters

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WASHINGTON (July 13, 2016) — Despite lackluster economic growth and stark home-price appreciation in several parts of the country in recent months, roughly three-quarters of surveyed households still believe now is a good time to buy a home, but there's a considerable gap in morale between homeowners and renters, according to the latest installment of the National Association of Realtors® Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey1. The survey also found that roughly half of young adults with student debt are uncomfortable about taking on a... Read More

2016 Q2 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey

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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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  • In the second quarter of 2016, 74 percent of people believe that now is a good time to buy a home. Forty-two percent believe that strongly, down from 44 percent in Q1 2016... Read More

June 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 trends and changes.

2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate Infographic

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Florida remains the most popular destination for international home buyers, while the pool of countries from which buyers come turns more diverse. 

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 2015--March 2016.

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International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate in 2016

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Using data taken from 2016 Profile of International Home Buying and Selling, this infographic looks at international activity in U.S. residential real estate.

International Home Sales Dollar Volume Retracts in U.S., Chinese Lead Purchases

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WASHINGTON (July 6, 2016) — Waning economic growth in many countries and higher home prices further enhanced by a strengthening U.S. dollar resulted in a slight decline in international sales dollar volume of U.S. property over the past year and a significant retreat in buying from non-resident foreigners.

This is according to an annual survey of residential purchases from international buyers released today by the National Association of Realtors®. The survey also amazingly revealed that the dollar volume of sales from Chinese buyers exceeded the total dollar sales figure... Read More

Did You Know: Veterans and Active Military Buyers and Recommending Agents

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This infographic uses data from NAR's 2016 Veterans and Active Military Home Buyers and Sellers Profile.  

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Did You Know: Veterans and Active Military Buyers and Homes as Investments

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This infographic uses data from NAR's 2016 Veterans and Active Military Home Buyers and Sellers Profile.

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Did You Know: Veterans and Active Military Buyers and the Home Selling Process

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This infographic uses data from NAR's 2016 Veterans and Active Military Home Buyers and Sellers Profile.

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Did You Know: Veterans and Active Military Sellers and Real Estate Agents

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This infographic uses data from NAR's 2016 Veterans and Active Military Home Buyers and Sellers Profile.

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Did You Know: Veterans and Active Military Buyers and Real Estate Agents

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This infographic uses data from NAR's 2016 Veterans and Active Military Home Buyers and Sellers Profile.

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Contract Signings Drop in May on Limited Inventory

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In this video, NAR’s Danielle Hale and Adam DeSanctis talk about the drop in contract signings and the potential impact of Brexit on the US real estate market.

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Pending Home Sales Skid in May

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WASHINGTON (June 29, 2016) — After steadily increasing for three straight months, pending home sales let up in May and declined year-over-year for the first time in almost two years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions experienced a cutback in contract activity last month.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, slid 3.7 percent to 110.8 in May from a downwardly revised 115.0 in April and is now slightly lower (0.2 percent) than May 2015 (111.0).... Read More

Existing-Home Sales Grow in May as Prices Continue to Rise

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In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the growth in existing-home sales in May 2016, and rising home prices.

 

May 2016 Existing-Home Sales

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Existing-Home Sales Grow 1.8 Percent in May; Highest Pace in Over Nine Years

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WASHINGTON (June 22, 2016) — Existing-home sales sprang ahead in May to their highest pace in almost a decade, while the uptick in demand this spring amidst lagging supply levels pushed the median sales price to an all-time high, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw strong sales increases last month.

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2016 NAR Research Resource Guide

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This is a guide to the surveys, reports, data and products that NAR Research has created or updated for 2016.