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Profile of Repeat Buyers

The most important reasons repeat buyers’ purchase a home is the desire for a larger (15%) home and a job-related relocation or move (12%)....

Factors Influencing Neighborhood Choice

For the past several years, the top factor influencing where a buyer purchased has been the quality of the neighborhood....

Home Owners and Community Satisfaction

With homeowners more frequently reporting that they are satisfied with their communities, nearly one in five (18 percent) homeowners feel very or extremely connected to their community compared with fewer than I in 10 (9 percent) renters. This connection...

Demographics of Investment and Vacation Buyers

The typical vacation-home buyer in 2010 was 49 years old, had a median household income of $99,500 and purchased a property that was a median distance of 375 miles from his or her primary residence; 31 percent of vacation...

Equity Earned in Home, By Tenure

Home sellers reported that they typically sold the home they purchased for $33,000 more than they purchased it – about a 24 percent price gain. Generally, the longer a seller is in the home the greater the increase attributable...