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Thanksgiving 2016: How family and friends can influence the home purchase

This Thanksgiving we look at how recent buyers are choosing their homes, and how their friends and family can influence their decision. While we don’t all get to see our families every day, for many home buyers having the...

Veteran’s Day 2016: Active-Duty Military and Veteran Home Buyers

Today we honor those who have served our country, and those who are actively serving in the military, or have a spouse who is currently or has served in the past. Looking at data from the recently released 2016...

Halloween and Home Sellers in 2016

Home sellers decide to move for many reasons. Using the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, we can discover these reasons as well as some surprising reasons for selling a home. Among all home sellers, 18 percent decided...

Home Buyer and Seller Race and Ethnicity Trends

Since 1997, respondents of the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers have had the option to choose as many or as few options for how they racially and ethnically identify themselves. Using this data, the ethnic and racial diversity...

Labor Day 2016: Celebrating the work of REALTORS®

Looking at data from the 2016 Member Profile we recognize REALTORS® for their hard work and successes this Labor Day. Sixty-five percent of REALTORS® are licensed as sales agents, 21 percent as brokers, 16 percent as broker associates, and...