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The Look at the Home Search Process Over 35 Years

We dug into our historical records to look at how long home buyers have searched for the homes they purchased over the years and the number of homes they viewed during that process. Our main finding was that despite...
February 23, 2016

How Commuting Costs Factor Into Home Buying

Either way you look at it, buyers know that commuting costs are high. Some buyers need to be closer to their job while others need to be close to school districts. The National Association of REALTORS® releases its annual...
February 2, 2016

Hidden Demographics of First-Time Home Buyers

For the third year in a row, the percent of first-time home buyers in the pool of all home buyers has decreased to a historical low number, according to The National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and...
January 28, 2016

Student Loan Debt Hampering Home Buying: A Regional Perspective

In the 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey, we asked additional questions this year regarding the adversity to saving for a down payment to buy a home and whether student loans were an impediment. In years past,...

A Unique Home Buying Demographic: Active Military & Veterans

Active military and veterans comprised 21 percent of all home buyers in 2015 ̶ a sizable subset worth exploring their purchasing preferences, according to NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report released in November 2015. Let’s take...
December 2, 2015