Home Buyers Archive

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...

National Arbor Day: Trees and the Home Purchase

National Arbor Day is celebrated on April 24th, and is a time to celebrate the importance of trees. For home buyers who recognize their significance, finding a home with features such as being located on a wooded lot, having...

Foreign Home Buyers: Where and Why?

The top five countries with international buyers purchasing in the United States are Canada, China, India, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Where and why are they buying? Where Are Foreign Buyers Searching? Information from realtor.com (Omniture Discover) shows the...

U.S. and International Housing Prices: U.S. a Good Buy

Foreigners buy houses in the United States for a variety of reasons:  vacation, investment, rental, asset diversification, primary residence, and other purposes. With the dollar gaining strength against foreign currencies and inventories of available properties decreasing as prices increase,...

Return Buyers: Many Already Here, Many More to Come

Executive Summary Default rates jumped in 2006 and between then and 2014 nearly 9.3 million borrowers were foreclosed on, received a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or short sold their home.  To date, nearly a million of these former...