Homes Typically Sold in 30 Days Under Tight Supply Conditions in August 2017

Amid strong demand and tight supply, REALTORS® reported that  properties that sold in June–August 2017 were typically on the market for less than 31 days in 29 states and in the District of Columbia, according to the August 2017...

Potential First-time Buyers Still on the Sidelines

First-time buyers accounted for 31 percent of  buyers who closed a sale in August 2017, according to the August 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.[1]  The share of first-time buyers has been improving, although slowly, from less than 30 percent...

Student Loan Debt Adversely Affecting Millennials

In NAR’s first report on student loan debt in 2016, survey respondents were among a wide age range, from Millennials to Generation X to Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation. This year, the Student Loan Debt and Housing Report...
September 21, 2017

August 2017 Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this August slipped 1.7 percent from last month but modestly improved 0.2 percent from last year. August’s existing-home sales reached 5.35 million seasonally adjusted annual rate....

July 2017 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is up from last month but down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.14 percent this July, up compared to 3.77 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year...