holidays Archive

Thanksgiving 2017: How family and friends can influence the home purchase

This Thanksgiving we look at how recent buyers are choosing their homes, and how their friends and family can influence their decision. While we don’t all get to see our families every day, for many home buyers having the...

Veteran’s Day 2017: Active-Duty Military and Veteran Home Buyers

This Veteran’s Day we honor those who have served our country, and those who are actively serving in the military, or have a spouse who is currently or has served in the past. Looking at data from the recently...

President’s Day 2017: How Does the White House Compare to the Average Home?

In the spirit of President’s Day we can use data from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers to see how the typical home differs from the White House. Typical Home Purchased in the U.S. 86% of buyers purchased a...

Home Buyer Households: Valentine’s Day 2017

Using data from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers we can break down household composition, and the relationship it has to home purchasing choices. Among all recent home buyers, 66 percent were married couples, 17 percent were...

EHS in 2016 by the Numbers – Part 2 – Least Common Closing Dates

This blog post was written by Managing Director of Housing Research, Danielle Hale, and Data Analyst, Hua Zhong. You probably know that home closings slow down during the holidays and the earlier part of the week. Here is the...