Home Buyers Archive

Sales to First Time Buyers: 28 Percent of Sales

Approximately 28 percent of REALTOR® respondents reported that their last transaction in June was by a first time home buyer (27 percent in May) [1], according to the June 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. Tight underwriting standards are especially challenging...

RELEASE: NAR Identifies Best Purchase Markets for Aspiring Millennial Homebuyers

WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) – First-time homebuyers have been largely absent from the housing market in the current economic recovery, but some metropolitan areas – particularly in the Midwest and West – are well positioned to see increases in...
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July 24, 2014

The Latest on Consumer Confidence

• People’s view of the economy is turning for the better. A record high stock market and continuing job additions are no doubt contributing to the better feelings. That in turn could move the economy into a virtuous cycle...

Key Facts: 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity

$92.2 Billion of purchases sold to foreign buyers, 12 months ending March 2014 Sales split approximately 50/50 between resident and non-resident foreigners. Foreign sales approximately 7 percent of $1.2 Trillion EHS market. 28 percent of REALTORS® reported having international...

U.S. Cities Where Brazilians Looked for a Home in 2013

Which U.S. cities are of greatest interest to Brazilians searching for a house? NAR economists have created a City Search Index (CSI) ranking U.S. cities where Brazilians looked for a property in 2013. Topping the list for Brazilians seeking...