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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...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January and marks the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This holiday is also recognized as a day of service, and is an opportunity to...

Heating your Home for the Holidays

When deciding on a home to purchase, recent buyers took into consideration a variety of different environmental features. The feature that was most important to buyers was heating and cooling costs. Eighty-four percent of recent buyers found heating and...