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Home Sales Expected to Improve in 2015, but Some Headwinds Still Remain

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NEW ORLEANS (November 7, 2014) – Existing-home sales are expected to be higher next year and prices will remain at a healthier level of growth that benefits both buyers and sellers, according to an economic forecast at a residential forum during the 2014 Realtors® Conference & Expo.

Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors®, was joined onstage by Mel Watt, Director of the... Read More

Home-Price Gains Hold Steady in Majority of Metro Areas in Third Quarter

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NEW ORLEANS (November 6, 2014) – Home prices showed continued growth in a majority of metropolitan areas in the third quarter, but all four major regions saw increases at or below 5 percent from a year ago, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

The median existing single-family home price increased in 73 percent of measured markets, with 125 out of 172 metropolitan statistical areas... Read More

2014 Q3 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

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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.

2014.Q3 Survey Highlights:
  • In line with the economic upswing, commercial REALTORS® reported market gains in the third quarter 2014.
  • Sales of commercial properties rose 7.4 percent on a year-over-... Read More

Presentation: 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

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These presentation slides contain data from the 2014 Home Buyers and Sellers Profile. The presentation was given by Jessica Lautz, Director of Member and Consumer Survey Research, at the John L Scott convention in Bellevue, Washington, on October 30, 2014.

Highlights From the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

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For most home buyers, the purchase of real estate is one of the largest financial transactions they will make. Buyers purchase a home not only for the desire to own a home of their own, but also because of changes in jobs, family situations, and the need for a smaller or larger living area. This annual survey conducted by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® of recent home buyers and sellers provides insight into detailed information about their experiences with this important transaction. Here are highlights from the latest report.

  • Thirty-three percent of recent home... Read More

NAR Annual Survey Reveals Notable Decline in First-time Buyers

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WASHINGTON (November 3, 2014) – Despite an improving job market and low interest rates, the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades and is preventing a healthier housing market from reaching its full potential, according to an annual survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®. The survey additionally found that an overwhelming majority of buyers search for homes online and then purchase their home through a real estate agent. 

The 2014 National Association of... Read More

Overview of Land Markets Survey

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Highlights

While overall median land prices steadily rose 4 percent, individuals and families continued to invest in land and account for 58 percent of buyers in land sales transactions, according to a 2014 Land Markets Survey, conducted jointly by the REALTORS® Land Institute and the National Association of REALTORS®.

In addition, the survey also revealed that 17 percent of land purchasers are corporations/partnerships, 17 percent are investors, and 10 percent are expansion farmers.

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REALTORS®: Outlook "Moderate"

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REALTORS’® confidence about the outlook for the next six months for single-family homes is still generally “moderate” in many states, according to the September REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.

Video: Pending Home Sales Stay at Healthy Level

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In this video, Director of Housing Statistics Danielle Hale talks about the current healthy level of contract activity in the market. She also gives a market forecast for the next 6-12 months, and talks about pending legislation that could affect the housing market.

REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation: Financial Cycles and Real Estate

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This presentation is from a talk given by Alex Pollack, AEI Resident Fellow, in which he defines financial cycles, discusses how they affect fiscal policy and the housing market, and what we should expect with the next cycle.

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

Watch the video of Alex Pollack's talk.

Pending Home Sales Hold Steady in September

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WASHINGTON (October 27, 2014) – Pending home sales rose slightly in September and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 11 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, inched  0.3 percent to 105.0 in September from 104.7 in August, and is now 1.0 percent higher than September 2013 (104.0). The index is above 100 for the... Read More

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: Financial Cycles and Real Estate

18 hours 22 min ago

In this video, which is part of the REALTOR® University Speaker Series, Alex Pollock, AEI Resident Fellow, defines financial cycles, discusses how they affect fiscal policy and the housing market, and what we should expect with the next cycle.

See the presentation slides.

Infographic: September 2014 Existing-Home Sales

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

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Read the news release about this data.

Video: Home Sales Pace Rose in September

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In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about existing-home sales numbers in September, and about what he thinks will happen in the housing market in the next one to two years, and why.

Existing-Home Sales Rebound in September

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WASHINGTON (October 21, 2014) – After a modest decline last month, existing-home sales bounced back in September to their highest annual pace of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors®.  All major regions except for the Midwest experienced gains in September.

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

Infographic: The Home Search Process at the State Level (2004-2013)

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For more information about home buyers and sellers, explore the reports published by NAR.

Infographic: The Home Search Process at the National Level (2004-2013)

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For more information about home buyers and sellers, explore the reports published by NAR.

 

Infographic: 2014 Commercial Real Estate Research

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For more information about these and other research reports produced by NAR, visit the Research Reports page.

For more information on commercial real estate, please visit REALTOR.org's Commercial page.

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: Affordable Rental Housing in the U.S.: Where does it come from and what happens to it?

18 hours 22 min ago

In this video, Dr. John Weicher, Director, Center for Housing & Financial Markets at the Hudson Institute, takes a 20-year look at affordable rental housing. His analysis spans 1985-2005 and discusses how that housing availability has changed and why.

Quiz: 2014 Profile of Real Estate Firms: Part I

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How much do you know about real estate firms? Take this quiz and find out.

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