Home Buyers Archive

Potential First-time Buyers Still on the Sidelines

First-time buyers accounted for 31 percent of  buyers who closed a sale in August 2017, according to the August 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.[1]  The share of first-time buyers has been improving, although slowly, from less than 30 percent...

Student Loan Debt Adversely Affecting Millennials

In NAR’s first report on student loan debt in 2016, survey respondents were among a wide age range, from Millennials to Generation X to Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation. This year, the Student Loan Debt and Housing Report...
September 21, 2017

Tracing the Beaten Path

Foot traffic, the number of times a property is shown to potential homebuyers, is a strong indicator of housing demand and future home sales. Each month NAR Research publishes a diffusion index for foot traffic, but recent efforts have...

Nearly 20 Percent of Sellers Move Out After Leaseback Period

Selling a home and simultaneously purchasing another property can be agitating. Ideally, the seller of the property will also have found another residence by the time the buyer is moving in, but this may not always happen because of...

Foreign Buyers Typically Spent 30 Percent More Than Domestic Buyers

Foreign buyers, typically purchased properties that are more expensive than properties purchased by domestic buyers, according to NAR’s recently released 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate.[1] Among foreign buyers who purchased property in April 2016–March...