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REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: April 2015 Survey Highlights

A monthly survey of  REALTORS®  about their transactions in April 2015 indicated a pickup in market activity and more widespread confidence compared to the situation in March  2015 and a year ago.  The April 2015 report is based on the...

First Time Homebuyers: 30 Percent of Existing Home Sales in March 2015

First-time homebuyers made up 30 percent of existing home sales in March 2015, at par with past months’ levels (29 percent in February 2015; 30 percent in March 2014) according to the March 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. [1]...

REALTORS® Are Increasingly Optimistic About the Outlook in the Next 6 Months

REALTORS®  were increasingly more confident about the outlook for all property types in the next six months, according to the March 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. For the second month in a row, the index rose above 50 for...

66 Percent of First-time Home Buyers Make a Low Down Payment

Based on information gathered from the REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey in the months of December 2014–February 2015, 66 percent of first-time homebuyers made a down payment of 0 to 6 percent. [1] Although this is a decline from the...

Home Buyer Characteristics by Age

The REALTORS® Confidence Index, based on approximately 3,000 random responses each month, provides insight on home buyer characteristics.  An analysis of buyers by age shows the differences between age groups. Sixty percent of buyers aged 34 and under previously...