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Market Conditions Held Steady in October

According to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index, current conditions across property types essentially moved sideways in October–a slight decline for the single family market, and a slight increase for townhouses and condos.  Data were from the October REALTORS® Confidence Index...

REALTORS®’ Confidence Eased in September 2014

The REALTORS® Confidence Index decreased in September 2014 compared to August 2014, according to data from the September REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey:  http://www.realtor.org/reports/realtors-confidence-index. The index for single family homes dipped to 51 (60 in August).  The indexes for townhomes...

Investors and International Buyers More Likely to Pay Cash

Approximately 32 percent of respondents reported cash sales in May (same as in April), according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index [1]. A substantial number of move-up buyers, investors, buyers of second homes, and foreign clients are likely to...

New NAR Generational Trends Study

Young home buyers remain optimistic and see their home as a good investment, while older buyers are more likely to trade down to a smaller property to match changing lifestyles, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Home...

QM Rule Opens the Door for Many

With the January implementation of the qualified mortgage rule, there has been confusion about which borrowers will and will not be impacted by the new restrictions. While the rules will push some borrowers outside of its safer-status for lenders,...