demographics Archive

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...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January and marks the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This holiday is also recognized as a day of service, and is an opportunity to...

A Healthy Commercial Market With New Commercial Members

In the line with the influx of new NAR members working in residential real estate from the 2016 Member Profile, NAR also saw a surge of members into its commercial ranks. While commercial members are a smaller subset of...

Veteran Home Buyers: Moving Long Distances into Senior-Related Communities

Active military and veterans made up 21 percent of all home buyers in 2015. According to NAR’s 2016 Veterans & Active Military Home Buyers and Sellers Profile, the typical veteran home buyer is 61-years old, married without children under...

An Influx of Young Members to the REALTOR® Family

The 2016 Member Profile shows some interesting changes in the demographics of National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) members. There are several major trends that have emerged from the data; the foremost is that there were many younger, new members...