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REALTORS® Reported More Home Tours but Fewer Offers in July 2017

One indicator of the strength of homebuying demand is the number of client home tours. REALTORS® reported that, on average, they took about six clients on a home tour in July 2017, up from four clients one year ago,...

Nearly 20 Percent of Sellers Move Out After Leaseback Period

Selling a home and simultaneously purchasing another property can be agitating. Ideally, the seller of the property will also have found another residence by the time the buyer is moving in, but this may not always happen because of...

More Foreign Buyers Purchased in Cities/Suburbs Than in Resort Areas

An increasing share of foreign buyers[1] are purchasing property in a central city/suburban area, while fewer foreign buyers are purchasing property in a resort area, according to NAR’s recently released 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real...

Foreign Buyers Typically Spent 30 Percent More Than Domestic Buyers

Foreign buyers, typically purchased properties that are more expensive than properties purchased by domestic buyers, according to NAR’s recently released 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate.[1] Among foreign buyers who purchased property in April 2016–March...

Florida, Texas, and California: Top State Destinations Among Foreign Buyers in April 2016–March 2017

Five states accounted for slightly more than half of all foreign buyers who purchased U.S. residential property in April 2016–March 2017: Florida (22 percent), Texas (12 percent), California (12 percent), New Jersey (four percent) and Arizona (four percent), according...