Investor Soundness

In the wake of the housing crisis, vacation and investment buyers played an important role in sopping up excess inventory. As their participation wanes, the impact will vary around the country. Furthermore, deception and poor lending practices to some...

REALTORS® Reported More Contracts Were Settled on Time from January—March 2017 Compared to Past Years

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the past three months, think of your most recent sales contract that was either settled/closed or terminated. Please explain how the deal concluded (settled, delayed,...

Year-to-Year Comparisons of What Realtors® Have Been Saying About the Housing Market

This blog post was written by Karen Belita, Data Scientist. In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members if they have additional comments or information regarding the demand, demand-supply conditions, changing buyer profile...
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May 4, 2017

Distressed Sales Slid to Six Percent of Residential Sales in March 2017

With rising home values, improved economic conditions, and fewer foreclosures, the share of sales of distressed properties has generally continued to decline. Distressed sales accounted for six percent of sales in March 2017 (seven percent in February 2017; eight...

What Realtors® are saying about the Housing Market in March 2017…

This blog post was written by Karen Belita, Data Scientist. In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members if they have additional comments or information regarding demand-supply conditions, changing buyer profile and preferences,...
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May 3, 2017