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.
This infographic is about return buyers, formerly distressed sellers who have repaired their credit and have returned to the housing market.
Did you know? State and local income and property taxes, mortgage interest, charitable contributions, and a handful of other items are all deductible expenses.
WASHINGTON (April 1, 2015) – Vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006, while investment purchases fell for the fourth straight year, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released today by the National Association of Realtors®.
NAR’s 2015 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey,* covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2014, shows vacation-home sales catapulted to an estimated 1.13 million last year, the highest amount since NAR began the survey in 2003... Read More
In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the increase in pending home sales. He also discusses the steady flow of buyers into the market, low inventory, low vacancy rates in the rental market, rising prices, and the economics behind these trends.
WASHINGTON (March 30, 2015) – Pending home sales in February increased to their highest level since June 2013 as sizeable gains in the Midwest and West offset smaller declines in the Northeast and South, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
WASHINGTON (March 23, 2015) – Existing-home sales increased modestly in February, but constrained inventory levels pushed price growth to its fastest pace in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
REALTOR® University Speaker Series: Credit Availability: Trends, Issues, and Implications for First-time Homebuyers
In this video, Dr. Laurie Goodman, the Center Director for the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute, shares her data-driven analysis on recent trends and issues on mortgage credit availability and the impact on homeownership, especially for first-time homebuyers.
This video is part of the REALTOR® University Speaker Series.
This infographic takes a look at the green and energy-efficient home features popular with recent home buyers. The data comes from the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and the 2015 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report.More Information
This data visualization shows the percentage of change in rental costs over the past five years in metropolitan statistical areas across the U.S.
The gap between rental costs and household income in many metro areas is widening to unsustainable levels in many parts of the country, and the situation could worsen unless new home construction meaningfully rises.
Read the news release about NAR's study of renters from 2009-2014.
This infographic slideshow offers an overview of the 2015 Home Buyer & Seller Generational Trends report. It highlights home buyer and seller characteristics by generation.More Information
Celebrated on March 8, International Women's day acknowledges the economic, political, and social achievements of women.
This infographic takes a look at women REALTORS®, using data from NAR's 2014 Member Profile.
WASHINGTON (March 12, 2015) – International investment in commercial real estate is dominated by Asian interests in both Canada and the U.S., according to a new survey from the Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies at REALTOR® University and the National Association of Realtors®.
The survey found that 47 percent of Canadian respondents and 41 percent of those in the U.S. indicated that their international clients were from... Read More