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Home Buying Trends: Millennials

August 19, 2016

Using data from the latest Home Buying and Selling Generational Trends report, this infographic looks at millennial home buyers.

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Home Buying Trends: Generation X

August 19, 2016

Using data from the latest Home Buying and Selling Generational Trends report, this infographic looks at Generation X home buyers.

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Home Buying Trends: Younger Baby Boomers

August 19, 2016

Using data from the latest Home Buying and Selling Generational Trends report, this infographic looks at younger baby boomer home buyers.

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Home Buying Trends: Older Baby Boomers

August 19, 2016

Using data from the latest Home Buying and Selling Generational Trends Report, this infographic looks at older baby boomer home buyers.

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Home Buying Trends: The Silent Generation

August 19, 2016

Using data from the latest Home Buying and Selling Generational Trends Report, this infographic looks at the silent generation home buyers.

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2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers

August 19, 2016

This infographic takes a look at investment and vacation home buying in the past year.

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Vacation Home Sales Retreat, Investment Sales Leap in 2015

August 19, 2016

WASHINGTON (April 6, 2016) — Vacation home sales cooled off in 2015 but remained at the second highest amount in nearly a decade, while investment purchases increased for the first time in five years, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released today by the National Association of Realtors®. Mirroring the strong price growth seen throughout the U.S., the median sales price of both vacation and investment homes surged in 2015.

NAR's 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey1, covering existing- and new-... Read More

2016 Baseball Opening Day Matchups in Home Prices

August 19, 2016

Using data taken from NAR's Q4 2015 Metropolitan Median Home Prices and Affordability report, this infographic looks at median home prices in the home towns of baseball teams playing on opening day.

All the Single Ladies (Are Buying Homes)

August 19, 2016

It doesn't come as a huge surprise that the largest share of homebuyer households is married couples. In fact, 67 percent of all homebuyers are married couples. The second most common group of buyers, however, is single females. According to the 2016 National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report, single females make up 15 percent of all home buyers, and this number creeps up when looking at older buyers—20 percent of buyers between 51 and 60 years of age and 19 percent between the ages of 61 and 69 are single females. These... Read More

Housing Market Summary for February 2016

August 19, 2016

Using data taken from our Existing-Home Sales, Pending Home Sales, the REALTORS® Confidence Index and Foot Traffic Index, this infographic looks at what the housing market was doing in February and provides insight into the months ahead.

2016 Spring Home Buying Trends

August 19, 2016

This infographic looks at consumer trends in home buying and the outlook for market and the economy. It was created using data from the Spring 2016 HOME Survey, which is a report that reflects consumer feelings about the housing market.

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Pending Sales in February Reach Highest Level in Seven Months

August 19, 2016

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about February 2015 pending home sales, February existing-home sales, and home prices. He also gives his forecast for the spring buying season.

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Pending Home Sales Move Forward in February

August 19, 2016

WASHINGTON (March 28, 2016) — Pending home sales rose solidly in February to their highest level in seven months and remain higher than a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by a sizeable increase in the Midwest, all major regions except for the Northeast saw an increase in contract activity in February.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 3.5 percent to 109.1 in February from a downwardly revised 105.4 in January and is now 0.7 percent above... Read More

2016 Q1 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey

August 19, 2016
Highlights:
  • Seventy-five percent of people believe now is a good time to buy a home. Forty-four percent believe that strongly.
  • Not surprisingly, with rapid home price acceleration, those who are currently renting or living with someone else, those who are under 34 years of age, and those who live in urban areas are less confident now is a good time to buy, however even among those groups the majority do feel now is a good time to buy a home.
  • Four in five people who currently own a home, those over 65 years of age, those with incomes over $50,... Read More

REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation: The Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages

August 19, 2016

This presentation is from a talk given by Dr. Rodney Harrell, Director, Livable Communities, AARP Public Policy Institute, in which he talks about the things that make up the livability index: proximity to good schools, transportation options, and the availability of age-appropriate facilities.

This presentation is part of the REALTOR® University Speaker Series.

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REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation: Increasing the Access to Credit and Affordable Rental Units for Low Income Housing

August 19, 2016

This presentation is from a talk given by Dr. Paul Manchester, a Principal Economist at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). In his talk, he discusses how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are increasing access of low income households and households in low-income/high-minority areas to affordable single-family housing and to multifamily rental units.

This presentation is part of the REALTOR® University Speaker Series.

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2015 Q4 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey

August 19, 2016
Highlights

The new Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report was created to monitor consumer sentiment about the housing market. This new report 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.

This HOME survey will be released on a quarterly basis. The 2016 release dates will be:

The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis

August 19, 2016

In this talk, Dr. Katrin Anacker presents the findings from her recently published book, “The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis.” In the book, she analyzes current suburban issues by utilizing recently published data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey. She looks at issues affecting American suburbs such as suburban decline and poverty, racial and ethnic change, suburban foreclosures, and policies addressing these issues.

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REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation: The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis

August 19, 2016

This presentation is from a talk given by Dr. Katrin Anacker, author of the recently published book, “The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis.” In the book, she analyzes current suburban issues by utilizing recently published data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey. She looks at issues affecting American suburbs such as suburban decline and poverty, racial and ethnic change, suburban foreclosures, and policies addressing these issues.

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Existing-Home Sales Fizzle in February

August 19, 2016

National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the decline in sales of existing homes in February 2016.