Population to REALTOR® Ratio

In West Virginia there are 617 people for every one REALTOR®. Mississippi and Alaska also have over 500 people per REALTOR® member. Contrast that with Hawaii, Arizona, and Florida where one in roughly 160 people is a REALTOR®. Where...

Daily Economic Update: Mortgage Purchase Applications

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights mortgage purchase applications, housing starts, and price data....

Race/ Ethnicity of Home Buyers, 2003-2010

The race/ethnicity of home buyers over the last 10 years has remained fairly unchanged. White/Caucasian home buyers are typically 85 percent to 81 percent of the home buying market. In 2010, the share of white/Caucasian home buyers was 82...

Daily Economic Update: Home Builders’ Confidence

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights home builders’ confidence, import and export prices, and construction....

Inflation Watch: February 2011

Inflation (price change) is important for REALTORS® because changes in prices in the economy can lead to shifts in interest rate policy by the Federal Reserve Bank.  During the recent financial crisis, fears of deflation were present in news...