REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: January 2015 Survey Highlights

The information provided by REALTORS® about local market conditions in January 2015 indicated a broad uptick in confidence and market activity compared to that in December 2014. REALTORS® reported more buyer activity in their markets on the heels of...

Aging Housing Stock Will Increasingly Require Spending for Renovation

America’s housing stock is increasingly becoming old, with structures typically about 40 years old.  This means that homeowners will likely need to do some renovation/remodeling for structural or aesthetic purposes prior to selling their home, or if sold on...

Home Buyer Characteristics by Age

The REALTORS® Confidence Index, based on approximately 3,000 random responses each month, provides insight on home buyer characteristics.  An analysis of buyers by age shows the differences between age groups. Sixty percent of buyers aged 34 and under previously...

Latest Housing Starts in January 2015

New home construction activity in January was notably higher versus one year ago.  But the momentum stalled as month-to-month activity fell even after accounting for normal winter seasonal factors.  Overall assessment is that new home construction is still woefully...

Investment Sales Pick Up in December 2014

Purchases for investment purposes appeared to be on the uptrend, according to the December 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.  Approximately 17 percent of REALTORS® reported that their last sale was for investment purposes (15 percent in November 2014; 21...