Home Buyer Households: Valentine’s Day 2017

Using data from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers we can break down household composition, and the relationship it has to home purchasing choices. Among all recent home buyers, 66 percent were married couples, 17 percent were...

December 2016 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.15 percent this December, up dramatically from last month’s 3.82 percent, but roughly unchanged compared to 4.14 a...

EHS in 2016 by the Numbers – Part 3 – Popular Listing Dates

This blog post was written by Managing Director of Housing Research, Danielle Hale, and Data Analyst, Hua Zhong. Home listings still go up most often on Thursdays and Fridays. Here is the data: As we start the New Year,...

REALTORS® Remain Broadly Optimistic About Market Conditions in 2017

REALTORS® remain broadly optimistic about housing market conditions over the next six months, according to the December 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[1] The REALTORS® Confidence...

2016 Survey of Mortgage Originators, Fourth Quarter

Anecdotes have increased in recent quarters that there is a growing shortage of appraisers.  55.6 percent of lenders who took part in the most recent Survey of Mortgage Originators indicated some level of issues getting appraisals.  However, 11.1 percent...