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All-Cash Purchases Prevalent with Vacation & Investment Homes

The market share of vacation- and investment-home sales held steady in 2010, although the sales volume declined with the overall market according to the 2011 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. All-cash purchases have become prevalent in the second-home...

Profile of Single Male Home Buyers

The median household income for single male homebuyers was $54,900 in 2009. 63 percent of single male buyers were first-time home buyers. 82 percent of recent single male buyers purchased their home through an agent. Two-fifths of single male...

Health and Community Connection for Homeowners

Connection to the community is also shown by the fact that homeowners are engaged in nearly all community activities more frequently than renters. For example, 86 percent of homeowners vote in national elections often or always compared with 68...

Profile of Home Buyers in the Pacific Region

The median household income for Pacific homebuyers in 2009 was $78,400. Over half of all buyers in Pacific region were first-time home buyers. 82 percent of buyers in Pacific region purchased their home through an agent. 86 percent of recent buyers...

Profile of Single Female Buyers

The median household income for single female homebuyers in 2009 was $50,600. 58 percent of single female buyers were first-time home buyers. 82 percent of recent single female buyers purchased their home through an agent. Two-fifths of single female...