first time buyers Archive

Lackluster Home Building Hurts First-Time Buyers

Lawrence Yun for Forbes What is going on with home builders? Housing starts refuse to rise in any meaningful way, despite the ongoing shortage in the number of homes on the market and falling rental vacancy rates. What is...

Halloween and Home Sellers

Home sellers decide to move for many reasons. Using the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, we can discover these reasons as well as some surprising reasons for selling a home. While not the typical reason for selling,...

Sales to First-Time Buyers: 32 Percent of Sales in August 2015

First-time home buyers accounted for 32 percent of existing-home sales in August 2015 (28 percent in July 2015; 29 percent in August 2014): August 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.12 Sustained net job creation, a low interest rate environment with...

Sales to First-Time Buyers: 28 Percent of Sales in July 2015

First-time home buyers accounted for 28 percent of existing home sales in July 2015 (30 percent in June 2015; 29 percent in July 2014), according to the July 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey report.12 REALTORS® reported that homes are increasingly...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: June 2015 Survey Highlights

The information provided by REALTORS® based on their client interactions indicates that the real estate market remained broadly “strong” in many local markets in June 2015, according to the June 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report. The REALTORS® Confidence...