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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...

#2013HBS Twitter Chat Recap

On Tuesday, November 19, NAR Research held a Twitter Chat to discuss the highlights from the newly released 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Research’s Director of Member and Consumer Survey Research, Jessica Lautz, discussed the latest info...

Latest Consumer Preference Survey, from NAR’s Smart Growth Program

This is a guest blog post by Hugh Morris, NAR’s Manager of Smart Growth Programs. On October 31st, NAR’s Smart Growth Program released the latest version of its Consumer Preference Survey, which aims to shed light on the characteristics...