Economist Commentaries Archive

REALTORS® Expect Prices to Increase to Nearly 4% in Next 12 Months

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the neighborhood or area where you make most of your sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?” Among...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated internationally on March 8th each year. It is a day to acknowledge the economic, political, and social achievements of women. In recognition of this day we can examine the profile of women REALTORS® using...

REALTORS® Reported Stronger Buyer Traffic in January 2018 from One Year Ago

In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents are asked “Compared to the same month last year, how would you rate the past month’s traffic in neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” Respondents rate buyer traffic...

76 Percent of Homes Sold in January 2018 Had Buyer Contingencies

In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, the survey asks buyer’s agents about the characteristics of their most recent sale for the month. The survey asks, “Was there a contingency?” According to a survey of REALTORS® who responded to the...

January 2018 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that January’s pending home sales pace was down 4.7 percent last month and down 3.8 percent from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a signed contract...