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Existing-Home Sales Explained

What are Existing-Home Sales, and Why Does the Data Matter? Existing-home sales data are a monthly measure of the sales volume and prices of existing single-family homes, condos, and co-ops nationwide. But what are existing-homes? Existing-homes, unlike new homes,...

Throwback Thursday: First-Time Homebuyers Then and Now

In 1981 when NAR first started tracking the data, the average age of a first-time homebuyer was 29.  They made up 44 percent of all homebuyers.  Sixty-eight percent of first-time buyers were married couples, 12 percent were single female...

Potential Buyers Want to Own, but Many Can’t Afford to

Positivity about owning a home is still high. In the latest HOME Survey, released earlier this month, 87 percent of people surveyed want to own a home in the future and 88 percent believe homeownership is a good financial...

Vacation Properties: Short Term Rentals

In the age of social media interconnectedness, online vacation rental sites like AirBnb and HomeAway have gotten popular with travelers both at home and abroad. This could be benefitting vacation property buyers in some areas. In comparison to investors,...

Millennials and the Desire to Buy by Region

In the latest HOME (Housing Opportunities and Market Experience) Survey, 96 percent of buyers 34 and under answered yes to the question: “Do you ever want to buy a home in the future?” Millennials are already the largest group...