Foot Traffic Archive

MBA Mortgage Applications (July 15th, 2015)

Relative to last week, applications for home purchase mortgages fell 7.5% on a seasonally adjusted basis, more than offsetting the 6.6% gain in the prior week.  Relative to a year ago, the seasonally adjusted purchase figure is up 17.0%....

Foot Traffic Points to Summer Strength

Foot traffic is a strong indicator of the demand for housing and is a leading indicator of home sales.  Every month, NAR publishes data on foot traffic as measured by the number of times SentriLock lock boxes are opened. ...

REALTORS® Reported Slower Buyer Traffic in September

For the first time since January 2012, the Buyer Traffic Index, which captures on the aggregate how REALTORS® viewed traffic conditions in their markets, dropped  to 44  in September  (55 in August), according to data from the September 2014...

Latest Diffusion Index of Foot Traffic

Foot traffic as measured by NAR Research’s Diffusion Index bounced back in February following two months of sharp decline. This improvement suggests that the year-over-year decline in existing home sales should stabilize in the months ahead, though at a...

Latest Diffusion Index of Foot Traffic

For the second consecutive month foot traffic as measured by NAR’s Research diffusion index for foot traffic fell sharply. While bad weather may have played a role in this trend, the effect is widespread and significant. This movement suggests...