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REALTORS® Report Improvement in Most Markets in January 2015

Local markets broadly picked up across all property types in January 2015 compared to December 2014, although activity was more modest compared to a year ago, according to the January 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. The indexes for the...

Existing Home Sales to Non-Resident Foreigners

REALTORS® sell homes both to resident and non-resident foreigners.  How have sales to non-resident foreigners been, given that major parts of the world have been in economic slowdowns and that the value of the dollar has been appreciating? The...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: January 2015 Survey Highlights

The information provided by REALTORS® about local market conditions in January 2015 indicated a broad uptick in confidence and market activity compared to that in December 2014. REALTORS® reported more buyer activity in their markets on the heels of...

Home Buyer Characteristics by Age

The REALTORS® Confidence Index, based on approximately 3,000 random responses each month, provides insight on home buyer characteristics.  An analysis of buyers by age shows the differences between age groups. Sixty percent of buyers aged 34 and under previously...

Investment Sales Pick Up in December 2014

Purchases for investment purposes appeared to be on the uptrend, according to the December 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.  Approximately 17 percent of REALTORS® reported that their last sale was for investment purposes (15 percent in November 2014; 21...