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First-time Buyers Fall Again in NAR Annual Buyer and Seller Survey

March 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (November 5, 2015) — The share of first–time buyers declined for the third consecutive year and remained at its lowest point in nearly three decades as the overall strengthening pace of home sales over the past year was driven more by repeat buyers with dual incomes, according to an annual survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®. The survey additionally found that nearly 90 percent of all respondents worked with a real estate agent to buy or sell a home; which pushed for–sale–by–owner... Read More

Home Buyers Getting Older, Wealthier

March 24, 2016

Jessica Lautz, NAR's Director of Survey Research and Communications, discusses the findings from the 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

Infographic: 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

March 24, 2016

The information in this infographic is from the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

2015 Q3 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

March 24, 2016

The REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Market Survey measures quarterly activity in the commercial real estate markets. The survey collects data from commercial REALTORS®. The survey is designed to provide an overview of market performance, sales and rental transactions, along with current economic challenges and future expectations.

2015.Q3 Survey Highlights
  • Sixty-three percent of commercial REALTORS® closed a sale.
  • Sales volume rose 7.2 percent from a year ago.
  • Sales prices increased 3.8 percent year-over-year.
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October 2015 Mortgage Originators Survey

March 24, 2016
Highlig​hts:
  • The non-QM share of originations shrank again to just 0.3 percent of production in the 3rd quarter, while the rebuttable presumption share expanded to 6.7 percent.
  • Both the share of lenders offering and willingness to extend non-QM and rebuttable presumption loans eased, while willingness to extend plateaued at a high level for prime loans.
  • Investor demand slipped sharply in the 3rd quarter with more lenders indicating a “wait and see” strategy with respect to investor takeout.
  • Only 20.0 percent of... Read More

Halloween and Home Sellers

March 24, 2016

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The information in this infographic is from the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

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Pending Home Sales Lose Further Steam in September

March 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (October 29, 2015) — Pending home sales cooled in September for the second straight month and to their second lowest index reading in 2015, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions experienced a pullback in activity in September.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward–looking indicator based on contract signings, declined 2.3 percent to 106.8 in September from a slightly downwardly revised 109.3 in August but is still 3.0 percent above September 2014 (103.7). With last month's... Read More

September 2015 Existing-Home Sales

March 24, 2016

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

Existing-Home Sales Regain Momentum in September

March 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (October 22, 2015) — Existing–home sales rebounded strongly in September following August's decline and have now increased year–over–year for 12 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions experienced sales gains in September.

Total existing–home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single–family homes, townhomes, condominiums and... Read More

Quiz: REALTORS® and Social Media

March 24, 2016

The information from this quiz was taken from the NAR report Real Estate in a Digital Age.

2016 NAR Statistical News Release Schedule

March 24, 2016

All releases at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. This schedule is also available in .pdf format.

February 29 January Pending Home Sales Index March 9... Read More

Technology in Real Estate: Then and Now

March 24, 2016

Technology is changing the industry for home buyers and REALTORS® alike, all in ways that make the home buying process easier. This infographic shows how technology is affecting the home buying process for different generations of buyers.

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2015 Housing Pulse Survey Highlights

March 24, 2016

NAR’s eleventh Housing Pulse Survey shows a vast majority of Americans believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision, and most believe they could sell their home for at least its initial purchase price.

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The Relationship Between the Small Business Administration and Commercial Real Estate

March 24, 2016

This infographic contains information from NAR's survey of REALTORS®' use of Small Business Administration loans, education, and training.

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Commercial Real Estate Research 2015

March 24, 2016

This infographic contains a list of the commercial reports NAR's research department has created or contributed to in 2015.

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BRED Mortgage: More Money in Your Pocket

March 24, 2016
Highli​ghts:

One of the important lessons learned in the great recession is that homeowners would benefit from the ability to build equity in their home faster. Equity helps a borrower to refinance during an economic crisis, to save for a trade‐up purchase, to access a business loan, and to shape one’s retirement.

Furthermore, the market will experience changes in the near future that suggest a need for improved equity growth. Balancing the need for more equity with other consumer priorities like affordability is key.

This piece is intended to raise a... Read More

August Pending Home Sales: Holding Steady

March 24, 2016

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the housing market and its potential for further growth, what to expect in the fall and winter months, and he explains the price declines over the past couple of months.

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Pending Home Sales Retreat Again in August but Remain at Healthy Level

March 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (September 28, 2015) — Pending home sales retreated in August but remained at a healthy level of activity and have now risen year–over–year for 12 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. A modest increase in the West was offset by declines in all other regions.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward–looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 1.4 percent to 109.4 in August from 110.9 in July but is still 6.1 percent above... Read More

Home Buying and Technology

March 24, 2016

In this video, NAR Research staff talk about how home buyers are using technology when they're preparing to buy a home. The findings come from a new report called Real Estate in a Digital Age.

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Existing-Home Sales Stall in August

March 24, 2016

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses the rate of existing-home sales and the national median existing-home price in August 2015.

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