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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...

Home Searches with Open Houses

While the top information sources used during the home buying process continue to be online websites (89 percent) and real estate agents (87 percent), 48 percent of recent home buyers used open houses as an information source during their...

President’s Day 2016: How Does the White House Compare to the Average Home

In the spirit of President’s Day we can use data from the 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers to see how the typical home differs from the White House. Typical Home Purchased in the U.S. 84% of buyers purchased a...

Will An Early Spring Deliver Increased Home Sales?

This year marks the 130th anniversary of Groundhog Day, and this morning Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow at the annual celebration. This means that an early spring is predicted this year. Looking back at existing-home sales in...