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Home Buyer & Seller Generational Trends 2017

April 3, 2017

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Data in this infographic comes from the 2017 Home Buyer & Seller Generational Trends report.

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NAR Survey Finds Gen X on the Mend; More Children Living with Millennials and Boomers

April 3, 2017

WASHINGTON (March 7, 2017) — An improving economy, multiple years of strong job growth and the notable increase in home values in most markets fueled a greater share of purchases from Generation X households over the past year.

This is according to the National Association of Realtors® 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates the generational differences 1 of recent home buyers and sellers. The survey additionally found that a growing number of millennials and... Read More

Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends

April 3, 2017

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Since 2013, the National Association of REALTORS® has been writing the Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report. This report provides insights into differences and similarities across generations of home buyers and home sellers. The home buyer and seller data is taken from the annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

  • One consistent finding for the last four years has been that... Read More

Expectations and Market Realities in Real Estate

April 3, 2017

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Last year in our annual Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2016 report, Navigating Through The Crosscurrents, we predicted:

  • Economic growth at a slow, but steady, pace.
  • Employment growth, low gas prices, and increased consumer spending would lead the Federal Reserve to raise the federal funds rate.
  • Major geopolitical events would rattle the investment environment.
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Pending Home Sales Dip in January

March 29, 2017

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses January pending home sales, job growth, and affordability, and gives his forecast for 2017 housing market.

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Pending Home Sales Weaken in January

March 29, 2017

WASHINGTON (February 27, 2017) — Insufficient supply levels led to a lull in contract activity in the Midwest and West, which dragged down pending home sales in January to their lowest level in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 2.8 percent to 106.4 in January from an upwardly revised 109.5 in December 2016. Although last month's index reading is 0.4 percent above last January, it is the lowest since then.... Read More

Home Sales Up 3.3% in January 2017

March 27, 2017

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about January existing-home sales, seasonal price trends, and reasons for the current rise in home prices.

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Stable Growth Expected for Commercial Real Estate in 2017

March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (February 23, 2017) — Steered ahead by strengthening demand in smaller markets, the commercial real estate sector should remain on stable ground in 2017 and offer decent returns for investors, according to the latest National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

National office vacancy rates are forecast by Realtors® to retreat 1.1 percent to 12.1 percent over the coming year as job growth in business and professional services brings increased need for office space. The... Read More

January 2017 Existing-Home Sales

March 22, 2017

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The information in this infographic is from January 2017 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Existing-Home Sales Jump in January

March 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2017) — Existing-home sales stepped out to a fast start in 2017, surpassing a recent cyclical high and increasing in January to the fastest pace in almost a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw sales gains last month.

Total existing-home sales 1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, expanded 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million in... Read More

Immigrants’ Impact on Housing Demand and Prices in Some Metropolitan Areas

March 10, 2017

The United States continues to attract immigrants. By the year 2060, nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population will be foreign-born, a rate even higher than that achieved in the early 1900s. The role of immigrants and their assimilation into U.S. society continues to be the subject of much study and debate. In this presentation, Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute shares his research on the demographics and economic characteristics of the immigrant population, the effect of immigration on housing demand and prices for some metropolitan statistical areas, and their prospects for... Read More

All the Presidents' Home Prices

March 10, 2017

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There have been nine U.S. presidents since the National Association of Realtors® began its comprehensive reporting of home sales data in 1968. The country and the typical cost to buy a home have changed a lot. To celebrate President’s Day, here is the national median single-family home price at the time each president was sworn in since 1969.

*Median sales prices are adjusted for inflation using the U.S. Bureau of Labor... Read More

NAR, Realtor.com® Identify Growing Rift Between Housing Availability and Affordability

March 10, 2017

WASHINGTON (February 16, 2017) — Existing-home sales are forecast to expand 1.7 percent in 2017, but a new housing affordability model created jointly by the National Association of Realtors® and realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination, operated by operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc., suggests homebuyers at many income levels could see an inadequate amount of listings on the market within their price range in coming months.  

Using data on mortgages 1, state-level income 2 and... Read More

2016 Q4 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

March 10, 2017

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The REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Market Trends measures quarterly activity in the commercial real estate markets, as reported in a national survey. The survey collects data from REALTORS® engaged in commercial real estate transactions. The survey is designed to provide an overview of market performance, sales and leasing transactions, along with information on current economic challenges and future expectations.

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2016 Q3 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

March 10, 2017

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The REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Market Trends measures quarterly activity in the commercial real estate markets, as reported in a national survey. The survey collects data from REALTORS® engaged in commercial real estate transactions. The survey is designed to provide an overview of market performance, sales and leasing transactions, along with information on current economic challenges and future expectations. 

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January 2017 Foot Traffic

March 10, 2017

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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

Homebuyer Households for Valentine's Day

March 10, 2017

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This infographic gives some quick facts about homeowner household composition.

Recent Home Buyer Demographics

March 10, 2017

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This infographic takes a look a home buyer demographics by marital status.

REALTORS® Land Institute Survey

March 9, 2017

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Highlights:
  • Recreational and residential land accounted for about 50% of U.S. closed land transactions between October 2015‒September 2016.
  • On average, the dollar volume of U.S. land sales increased by 2% between October 2015‒September 2016 compared to the previous 12-month period (2% in the October 2015 survey)..
  • On average, U.S. land prices (in dollars per acre) rose at a slower pace of 1% from September 2015 to September 2016... Read More