REALTORS® Expect a “Strong” Market Over Next Six Months in Many States

In June 2015, REALTORS® were by and large “strongly confident” about the outlook over the next six months compared to a year ago, according to the June 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report.[1] The maps show the REALTOR® Confidence Index Six-Month Outlook across...

IRC Section 1031 Tax Deferral Is a Critical Feature for Real Estate Transactions

This blog post was written by George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative & Commercial Research and Erin Fitzpatrick, Research Intern. Like-kind exchanges (LKEs) offer a valuable venue to dispose of and acquire similar properties. The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1031 codifies that...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: June 2015 Survey Highlights

The information provided by REALTORS® based on their client interactions indicates that the real estate market remained broadly “strong” in many local markets in June 2015, according to the June 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report. The REALTORS® Confidence...

Like-Kind Exchanges Account for 39 Percent of REALTORS® Sales Volume

This blog post was written by George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative & Commercial Research and Erin Fitzpatrick, Research Intern. Like-kind exchanges (LKE) provide an important vehicle to sell and acquire property, and are an integral component of small business activity. The Internal...

Like-Kind Exchanges Are Integral to Small Businesses

This blog post was written by George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative & Commercial Research and Erin Fitzpatrick, Research Intern. For a significant proportion of real estate market participants, like-kind exchanges (LKE) provide an important vehicle to sell and acquire property. The Internal...