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Vacation and Investment Home Sales: A Breakdown for 2017

The share of primary home buyers rose in 2016 to 70 percent of all homes sold on the market from 65 percent in 2015. Buyers who purchased to live in a primary residence bought 70 percent of all homes...

Consumer Sentiment on Housing: 2016 & 2017 Compared

Each month, the Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey tracks changes in consumer views regarding the housing market. With HOME being launched in the first quarter of 2016, we can now compare what consumers are thinking about trends...

Millennials: Tech-Savvy, First-Time Home Buyers in the Suburbs

Millennials, buyers ages 36 years and younger, make up the largest share of home buyers by generation at 34 percent of all home buyers in 2016 (down from 35 percent in 2015). This group was born between 1980 and...

Generation X: Buying the Biggest Homes & Biggest Home Sellers

Generation X, buyers ages 37 to 51 years, make up the second largest share of home buyers by generation at 28 percent of all home buyers in 2016. The median age for this group is 43 years old and...

Sustainability Practices in Real Estate: Room for Growth

The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed its members to learn more about sustainability issues real estate agents face in their industry. More specifically, what environmentally sustainable features are buyers looking for when they purchase a home, how do wind...