demographics Archive

How are first-time homebuyers becoming more diverse?

Using data from NAR’s 2006-2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, we can examine how the demographics of first-time homebuyers have changed over the last 9 years. What do these numbers show us about the diversity of buyers, and...

Diversity of REALTOR® Members

Looking at data from NAR’s 2005-2014 Member Profile, we can see how the demographics of our members have changed over the last 10 years. Gender of REALTORS®: Since 2005 the distribution of gender has remained predominantly female. On average 42%...

Multi-Generational Housing: A Multi-Faceted Issue

This long-form article was written by Jessica Lautz, Director of  Member and Consumer Survey Research, for the Richard J Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies at REALTOR® University and is used here with their kind permission.  It first appeared in the...

The Millennials, Some Interesting Demographics

A lot has been written about the Millennial generation as related to housing.  A look at the facts finds data in variance with the conclusion that the emerging generation will not be buying houses.  However, they do appear to...

Rise in Member Age: No Stop in Sight

The median age of members has been rising since data collection started in 1978. In 1978 the median age of NAR members was 42, today the median has risen to 56 years of age. In 1978 the share of...