Residential Real Estate Archive

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

Homes Sell For More With A REALTOR® Than If You Sell Solo, Research Says

The numbers are in for 2016—selling your home with a REALTOR® could get you $60,000 more on your home sale. From the recently released 35th anniversary edition of the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report, homes sold with...
November 17, 2016

Raw Count of Home Sales (September 2016)

Existing-home sales rose 3.2 percent in September from one month prior while new home sales increased 3.1 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of...

Veteran’s Day 2016: Active-Duty Military and Veteran Home Buyers

Today we honor those who have served our country, and those who are actively serving in the military, or have a spouse who is currently or has served in the past. Looking at data from the recently released 2016...

September 2016 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is up from a year ago for the third consecutive month. Mortgage rates ticked up and stood at 3.78 this September and increases are expected to continue. Housing affordability increased from a year...