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New Baby Boomer Release from NAR Research

WASHINGTON (December 10, 2014) – Metro areas with a lower cost of living and sunnier weather are poised to see an increased number of baby boomers moving in and buying a home as some delay retirement and remain participants...

Highlights: 2014 NAR Commercial Member Profile

The 2014 NAR Commercial Member Profile, released earlier this week, reports that Realtors® who practice commercial real estate saw an increase in sales transaction volume and medium gross annual income last year. NAR commercial members who were surveyed conduct all or...

Highlights: 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey

On Wednesday, NAR released its annual Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2013. The press release can be found here, with highlights and select charts from the report below: Vacation home sales rose...

Home Improvements After the Home Purchase

Fifty-three percent of buyers undertook a home improvement project within three months of their home purchase. Buyers who purchased older, previously-owned homes were the most likely to undertake a home improvement project. Seventy-three percent of those who purchased a...

New NAR Generational Trends Study

Young home buyers remain optimistic and see their home as a good investment, while older buyers are more likely to trade down to a smaller property to match changing lifestyles, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Home...