Being a REALTOR® Archive

Home Purchase Contracts Are Increasingly Being Settled on Time

More contracts are being settled on time, according to a survey of REALTORS® in the  May 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.  The monthly survey asks REALTOR® respondents: “Think of your most recent sales contract in the past 3 months...

UPDATED: Online Home Value Estimates Are NOT Appraisals

This blog was originally published on June 29, 2017.  It has since been updated to reflect new data. Consumers who are seriously in the home buying and home selling market should be mindful of a variety of competing home...

25-34-Year-Old Population Has Been Rising, But Not Household Formation

First-time homebuyers accounted for 31 percent of all home sales transactions of REALTORS® in May 2018, according to the  May 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. The share of first-time buyers has hovered at about this level for most of...

December HOME Survey: Moving Near Family and Hosting Friends

In the Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey, respondents are asked a series of unique questions each quarter. In the December survey, consumers were asked whether they hosted family and friends at home during the holidays, on weekends,...

Heating your Home for the Holidays 2016

When deciding on a home to purchase, recent buyers took into consideration a variety of different environmental features. The feature that was most important to buyers was heating and cooling costs. Eighty-four percent of recent buyers found heating and...