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Sales for Investment Purposes: 16 Percent of Sales

Approximately 16 percent of REALTOR® respondents reported that their last sale was for investment purposes (same as in May), according to the June 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. Since January of this year, the share of sales for investment purposes...

Sales to First Time Buyers: 28 Percent of Sales

Approximately 28 percent of REALTOR® respondents reported that their last transaction in June was by a first time home buyer (27 percent in May) [1], according to the June 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. Tight underwriting standards are especially challenging...

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: “Still Stuck in Traffic”

Presentation by Dr. Anthony Downs, Senior Fellow Brookings Institution Summary by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research The REALTOR® University Brown Bag monthly lecture series features presentations by well-known economists, analysts, and social scientists on evolving national and regional...

The Metropolitan Revolution [REALTOR® University Speaker Series]

Presentation by Brooking Institution’s Jennifer Bradley Summary by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research The REALTOR® University Brown Bag monthly lecture series features presentations by leading economists, analysts, and social scientists on evolving national and regional issues of interest...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: June 2014 Survey Highlights

The June 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) Report indicates that REALTORS® had a slight dip in confidence about current and future market conditions in June across all markets. Low supply of homes relative to demand, the challenging credit environment,...