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REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: February 2018 Highlights

The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey[1] gathers monthly information from REALTORS® about local real estate market conditions, characteristics of buyers and sellers, and issues affecting homeownership and real estate transactions.[2] This report presents key results about market transactions from...

Share of First-time Buyers Held Steady at 32% in 2017 as Home Prices Continue to Increase under Tight Supply

First-time buyers accounted for 32 percent of all buyers of existing homes in December 2017, also the full-year average, according to the December 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.[1] Compared to 2016, the share held steady, even as home prices...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: December 2017 Highlights

The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey gathers monthly information from REALTORS® about local real estate market conditions, characteristics of buyers and sellers, and issues affecting homeownership and real estate transactions.[1] This report presents key results about market transactions from...

Drop in Time on Market to Sell a Home

In 2017, the time on market plummeted to an all-time low—at just three weeks—to sell a home. Last year, we had seen the time on market to sell a home reach a historical low at just four weeks. In...
December 21, 2017

Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Agent to Buy and Sell a Home

An overwhelming majority of recent home buyers this year worked with a real estate agent to purchase a home at 87 percent, according to the 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. The top benefits that buyers listed of...
December 19, 2017