Financing Archive

Just Over 60 Percent of Buyers with a Mortgage Made Down Payments Less Than 11 Percent

According to information in the latest Realtors® Confidence Index, a total of 32 percent of residential home purchasers were reported as making an initial down payment of 20 percent or more in February 2012 among those obtaining a mortgage....

Type of Mortgage, First-Time and Repeat Buyers

While 95 percent of buyers in 2010 chose fixed rate mortgages, only 92 percent chose fixed-rate financing in 2011. Of those with an adjustable product, a fixed- then adjustable product was about twice as common. Repeat buyers were somewhat...

Realtors® Confidence Index: Buyer Characteristics

According to the latest edition of the Realtors® Confidence Index, in October 34 percent of home buyers had a down payment greater than 20 percent, 29 percent paid cash, and 34 percent were first-time buyers. Normally one would expect...

Latest Realtors® Confidence Index News: The Major Issues

Each month Realtors® provide data and comments in responding to the Realtors® Confidence Index Survey. The November edition, with data current as of late October, summarizes a number of major issues mentioned by Realtors®, mainly focused on mortgage availability...

Highlights From The Newly Released 2011 NAR Profile Of Home Buyers And Sellers

The 2011 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers was released on Friday, November 11 at the 2011 Realtors® Conference & Expo in Anaheim, CA. The 2011 edition is the latest in a long-running series of...