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New England Accounts for 82 Percent of Investor Cash Sales in 2014

Cash sales made up 32 percent of all sales, according to the April REALTORS® Confidence Index. However, for investors, cash clearly continued to provide an advantage, as 70 percent of investor purchases were made with cash. When looking at...

Investors Remain Active in South Atlantic and Pacific Markets

Investors have been active participants in residential markets, especially after 2008. According to the April REALTORS® Confidence Index, 18 percent of respondents reported a sale to an investor. Taking a look over the past five years reveals that investors...

Commercial REALTOR® Markets Experience Rising Rents in 2014.Q1

Commercial fundamentals continued to strengthen in REALTOR® markets, as demand for space accelerated during the first quarter. Commercial leasing rose 5.0 percent over the fourth quarter 2013, following a moderate 0.4 percent rise the prior quarter. On the supply...

REALTOR® Commercial Sales Rise 11 Percent in First Quarter

Despite disappointing economic performance and severe winter weather in parts of the country, commercial REALTORS® reported broad-based market improvements in the first quarter 2014. In keeping with the upward momentum in the markets, REALTORS® rated the direction of commercial...

Commercial Leases for Small Spaces Capture 75% of REALTOR® Markets

The economy proved resilient during 2013, despite “sequestration”, government shutdown, regulatory changes and other impacts. Based on BEA’s preliminary estimates, gross domestic product advanced at a 1.9 percent annual rate in 2013, supported by a cautiously optimistic consumer and...