Home Buyers Archive

Home Buying and Homeownership in High-Income Areas

By: Danielle Hale, Managing Director, Housing Research;  Hua Zhong, Data Analyst, and Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist In some parts of the United States, a $100,000 income would suffice to rank you among the area’s elites; in other parts of the country,...

Vacation Properties: Short Term Rentals

In the age of social media interconnectedness, online vacation rental sites like AirBnb and HomeAway have gotten popular with travelers both at home and abroad. This could be benefitting vacation property buyers in some areas. In comparison to investors,...

Repeat Buyers Making a Splash More Than First-Time Buyers

One way to examine changes in the housing market is to look at the prior living arrangements of buyers, specifically changes in the last decade. In 2015, 43 percent of all buyers rented an apartment or house before buying....
April 6, 2016

The Look at the Home Search Process Over 35 Years

We dug into our historical records to look at how long home buyers have searched for the homes they purchased over the years and the number of homes they viewed during that process. Our main finding was that despite...
February 23, 2016

Heating your Home for the Holidays

When deciding on a home to purchase, recent buyers took into consideration a variety of different environmental features. The feature that was most important to buyers was heating and cooling costs. Eighty-four percent of recent buyers found heating and...