February 2016 Case Shiller Housing Price Index

Today, Case Shiller released their housing price index data for February 2016. Case Shiller data showed that house prices rose roughly 5 percent in all three indices since February 2015. The national index gained 5.3 percent, while the 10-city...

March 2016 Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that the housing market sales increased and bounced back from last month, as March’s existing-home sales reach the 5.33 million seasonally adjusted annual rate.  March’s existing sales are up 1.5...

Primary Reason for Selling Previous Home

This blog post was written by Brian Horowitz, Research Survey Analyst.  In 2005, the question “primary reason for selling previous home” was added to the Home Buyer and Seller survey.  Historically, the results have unfluctuating results with a few slight...

Commercial Lending Conditions Tighten in REALTORS® CRE Markets

Commercial real estate (CRE) notched another year of growth in 2015, favored by continued macroeconomic growth and broadening capital markets, according to the Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2016: Navigating through the Crosscurrents report, released by Deloitte,...

Vacation Properties: Short Term Rentals

In the age of social media interconnectedness, online vacation rental sites like AirBnb and HomeAway have gotten popular with travelers both at home and abroad. This could be benefitting vacation property buyers in some areas. In comparison to investors,...