Did You Know Archive

REALTORS® Continue to Report Tight Credit

About 59 percent of REALTORS® reported that a sample of buyers in July had FICO credit scores of 740 and above. In the 2001-04 time frame approximately, 40 percent of residential loans acquired by the Fannie Mae and Freddie...

Individuals/Families Account for 58 Percent of Land Purchases

A recent REALTORS® Land Institute Survey provides information on the type of buyer in land sale transactions. Individuals/families accounted for 58 percent of the most recent land purchases in the 12 month period ending June 2014. The main type...

Land: Median Prices Up 4 Percent, for 12 Months Ending June 2014

A recent survey of REALTORS® Land Institute members found that the median price increase for land in the U.S. was 4 percent for the 12 months ended June 2014. Approximately half of recent land sales were in the heartland...

REALTORS® Expect Modest Price Growth in Next 12 Months

REALTORS® expect home prices to increase modestly in the next 12 months, with the median expected price increase at 3.4 percent [1]. The expected price change is modest compared to the strong price growth in 2012-2013. Local conditions vary,...

Housing Finance Reform [REALTOR® University Speaker Series]

Presentation by Dr. Phillip Swagel, University of Maryland Summary by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research The REALTOR® University Brown Bag monthly lecture series features presentations by leading economists, analysts, and social scientists on evolving national and regional issues...