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Home-Price Growth Slows in Many Metro Areas during First Quarter

August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (May 12, 2014) – Although strong year-over-year price growth continued in most metropolitan areas in the first quarter, increases were somewhat smaller, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. A companion breakout of income requirements to purchase a median-priced home on a metro basis shows the typical buyer was in a good position to buy an existing home in many cities in the Midwest and South.

The median... Read More

Quiz: What Do You Know About NAR's Commercial Members?

August 29, 2014

The questions and answers in this quiz were taken from the 2014 Commercial Member Profile. This annual survey conducted by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® describes the business, transaction, and demographic characteristics of commercial members, and defines the property information needs of this segment of NAR membership. The Commercial Member Profile is available for download in our store.

All-Cash Sales Up While Distressed Sales and Investors Decline

August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (May 8, 2014) – Analysis of data collected for the Realtors® Confidence Index shows the market share of all-cash purchases is on the rise, despite declines in distressed sales and investor activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the findings are counterintuitive. “Distressed home sales, most popular with investors who pay cash, have declined notably in the past two years, yet the share of... Read More

Economists' Outlook: International Trade

August 29, 2014

Both exports and imports rose in the latest month, marking general growth in international trade for five straight years. Home sales therefore can be expected to rise to international buyers from greater linkage with other countries.

Realtors® Report Positive Outlook in Commercial Market with Increases in Sales Volume, Income

August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (May 6, 2014) – Realtors® who practice commercial real estate reported an increase in sales transaction volume and medium gross annual income last year, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Commercial Member Profile.

NAR commercial members who were surveyed conduct all or part of their activity in commercial sales, leasing, brokerage and development for land, office and industrial space, multifamily, and retail buildings, as well... Read More

REALTORS® Expect Modest Price Growth in Next 12 Months Based on March 2014 REALTOR® Survey

August 29, 2014

REALTORS® generally expect prices to increase over the next 12 months at a modest pace with a median expected price increase at about 4 percent, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index. Low inventory compared to demand is expected to continue to buttress prices, as well as the declining share of distressed sales in the market.

A Deeper Look at Last Week’s Existing Home Sales Data

August 29, 2014

Last week, NAR released a summary of existing home sales data showing that existing home sales declined again for the seventh time in eight months.

Video: Pending Home Sales Increase in March

August 29, 2014

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about signs of housing market stabilization, pent-up demand, inventory, and vacation home sales.

Pending Home Sales Increase in March

August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (April 28, 2014) – After months of stagnant activity, pending home sales rose in March, marking the first gain in the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 3.4 percent to 97.4 from an upwardly revised 94.2 in February, but is 7.9 percent below March 2013 when it was 105.7.

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Infographic: March 2014 Existing-Home Sales

August 29, 2014

The information in this infographic is from March 2014 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Always Important, Real Estate's Influence Grows

August 29, 2014

The real estate industry has a significant role in the U.S. economy. Historically, real estate and related industries accounted for roughly 18% of GDP. While the economy slumped following the decline of the housing market, record low mortgage rates in 2012 and 2013 touched off a resurgence of home sales growth. As a result, prices have improved, boosting buyer confidence and spending on housing and related goods and services.

Existing-Home Sales Remain Soft in March

August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (April 22, 2014) – Existing-home sales were essentially flat in March, while the growth in home prices moderated, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in the West and South.

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

Quiz: What Do You Know About Home Buyer Generational Trends?

August 29, 2014

The questions and answers in this quiz were taken from the 2014 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends survey. This annual survey conducted by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® provides insight into, and detailed information about, generational trends of home buyers and sellers.

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The Fiscal Cliff: What it Means for Real Estate

August 29, 2014

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun and Economist Danielle Hale discuss the Fiscal Cliff and what it means for real estate.

Infographic: Seller Tenure in Home, by Age Group

August 29, 2014

The data in this infographic comes from the 2014 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report.

Video: Existing-Home Sales Spike in July

August 29, 2014

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the rise in home sales, the continued housing shortage, rise in home prices, job growth expectations, and underwriting standards.

Quiz: What Do You Know About Home Seller Generational Trends?

August 29, 2014

The questions and answers in this quiz were taken from the 2014 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends survey. This annual survey conducted by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® provides insight into, and detailed information about, generational trends of home buyers and sellers.

More About the Survey

Infographic: Type of Home Purchased by Age Group

August 29, 2014

The data in this infographic comes from the 2014 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report.

Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2013, Investment Property Declines

August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (April 2, 2014) – Vacation home sales rose strongly in 2013, while investment purchases fell below the elevated levels seen in the previous two years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

NAR’s 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey,* covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2013, shows vacation-home sales jumped 29.7 percent to an estimated 717,000 last year from 553,000 in 2012. Investment-home sales fell 8.5 percent to an estimated 1.10 million in 2013 from 1.21 million in 2012... Read More

Multi-generational Home Buying

August 29, 2014

The data in this infographic comes from the 2014 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report.