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Home Buyer and Seller Race and Ethnicity Trends

Since 1997, respondents of the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers have had the option to choose as many or as few options for how they racially and ethnically identify themselves. Using this data, the ethnic and racial diversity...

July 2016 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is up from a year ago for the first time since February of 2015 when it improved 2.0 percent. Mortgage rates are 3.77 this July, which is the lowest rate since June 2013...

Raw Count of Home Sales (July 2016)

Existing-home sales dropped 3.2 percent in July from one month prior while new home sales rose 12.4 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of...

31 Percent of REALTORS® Worked with an International Client in April 2015—March 2016

Approximately 31 percent of REALTOR® respondents reported working with international clients, according to NAR’s recently released 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. This is a decrease from the 34 percent share in the previous 12-month...

REALTORS® Reported Strong Buyer Traffic Amid Tight Supply in Many States in March‒May 2016

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) asks members to rate the past month’s buyer and seller traffic in the neighborhood or area where they make most of their sales. NAR compiles the responses...