Buyers Archive

Buyers Aged 35-44 & 45-54 Years Capture Greater Share of First-Time Home Buyers

In 2016, first-time home buyers made up 35 percent of all home buyers, an increase over last year’s near all-time low of 32 percent where it had remained for the previous three years, according to The National Association of...

Thanksgiving 2016: How family and friends can influence the home purchase

This Thanksgiving we look at how recent buyers are choosing their homes, and how their friends and family can influence their decision. While we don’t all get to see our families every day, for many home buyers having the...

Size of Homes: 1980’s was Bigger is Better & 2000-2010’s is Similar and Steady

For over three decades, the National Association of REALTORS® has collected data on the size of homes purchased, most notably the square feet of detached single family homes, in its flagship Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report. Since...
November 21, 2016

Length of Home Search: Tightened Inventory Means More Time Looking At Fewer Homes

Over three decades, the number of homes viewed during buyers’ home search process has decreased while the number of weeks that buyers search has increased. The Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers has collected data since 1987 on the...
November 18, 2016

Helping Family with A Downpayment For Their Dream Home

Consumers across income and education brackets would greatly benefit from increased awareness and financial understanding on downpayment requirements needed to obtain a mortgage. In NAR’s September Housing Opportunities and Market experience (HOME) report, a quarterly index measuring consumer sentiment...
September 27, 2016