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February 2016 Foot Traffic

June 23, 2016

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 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends

June 23, 2016

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 Using data taken from the 2016 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report, this infographic takes a look at the characteristics of home buyers and sellers of different generations.

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NAR Generational Survey: Millennials Increasingly Buying in Suburban Areas

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (March 9, 2016) – A growing share of homebuyers are millennials, and more of them are purchasing single-family homes outside of urban areas, according to the 2016 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates the generational differences1 of recent home buyers and sellers. The survey additionally found that although student loan debt is more prevalent among millennial buyers, they aren’t the generation with the largest... Read More

International Women's Day 2016

June 23, 2016

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Using data taken from NAR's Member Profile, this infographic celebrates International Women's Day by looking at demographics of female REALTORS®.

Housing Market Summary for January 2016

June 23, 2016

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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 January and provides insight into the months ahead.

Existing-Home Sales Inch Forward in January

June 23, 2016

National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about how Existing-home sales crept up to the highest annual rate in six months.

Pending Sales Ease Slightly in January

June 23, 2016

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about January 2016 pending home sales, contract activity, home buying momentum, and his prediction on new home sales for the remainder of the year.

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Pending Home Sales Cool Down in January

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (February 29, 2016) — Following the highest average year for the index in nearly a decade1, pending home sales declined to begin 2016 but remained slightly higher than a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the South saw an uptick in contract activity in January.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, declined 2.5 percent to 106.0 in January from an upwardly revised 108.7 in December but is... Read More

REALTOR® University Speaker Series Dates

June 23, 2016

This infographic shows speaker dates and topics for upcoming REALTOR® University Speaker Series events.

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January 2016 Existing-Home Sales

June 23, 2016

The information in this infographic is from January 2016 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Existing-Home Sales Inch Forward in January, Price Growth Accelerates

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (February 23, 2016) — Existing-home sales crept forward in January to the highest annual rate in six months, and subpar supply levels propelled price growth to the fastest increase since last April, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The West was the only region to see a decline in sales in January.

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

December 2015 Mortgage Originators Survey

June 23, 2016

Highlights:

  • Non‐QM lending made a modest comeback in the 4th quarter led by banks, while mortgage bankers spurred demand for rebuttable presumption loans.
  • Investor demand for non‐QM loans slumped, but is expected to improve modestly over the next six months
  • Credit access in general is expected to rise over the coming six months as is investor demand for most categories
  • Lenders report that 8.3 percent of settlements were delayed and 1.5 percent cancelled due to TRID.

First-time Homebuyer Affordability

June 23, 2016

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How affordable are homes for first-time buyers? This infographic takes a look at the first-time homebuyer affordability data from the last quarter of 2015.

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2015 Q4 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

June 23, 2016

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 rental transactions, along with information on current economic challenges and future expectations.

2015.Q4 Survey Highlights
  • Sixty-six percent of commercial REALTORS® closed a sale.
  • Sales volume rose 7.4 percent from a year... Read More

Dogs and Real Estate are a Perfect Fit

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (February 12, 2016) – REALTORS® know that pets make a house a home and work hard to find a house that is suitable for a buyer’s human and fur family. In acknowledgement of the 2016 Westminster Dog Show, beginning next week, the National Association of Realtors® has released a new infographic highlighting some dog-gone good information about pets and real estate.

NAR provides tips for making a house more dog friendly as well as statistics about Americans and their pets. 

The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for... Read More

President's Day

June 23, 2016

How does the White House compare to the average home?

January 2016 Foot Traffic

June 23, 2016

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.

Metro Home Prices Accelerate in the Fourth Quarter of 2015

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (February 10, 2016) — A moderating pace of sales had little impact on the trajectory of home prices during the final three months of the year, which picked up speed and showed continued growth in most of the U.S., according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

The median existing single-family home price increased in 81 percent of measured markets, with 145 out of 1791 metropolitan statistical areas2 (MSAs) showing gains based on... Read More

Remodeling and Demographics: DIY?

June 23, 2016

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When remodeling, some homeowners and renters do it themselves, while others hire professionals. This infographic looks at the differences in who goes which route, by generation. The data in this infographic comes from the Remodeling Impact report.

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Expectations and Market Realities in Real Estate

June 23, 2016
Highlights:

As 2016 gets underway, there has been a definite slowdown in the velocity of commercial real estate sales volume, per Real Capital Analytics. We expect commercial real estate to take on more of a defensive role in this environment, and as values and prices begin to level off, investors will likely benefit from it being a hard asset, as well as from its strong income flow, especially if long-term interest rates and 10-year Treasury rates remain low, as expected.

With respect to investment, it is always difficult to separate market realities from the “... Read More