Home Buyers Archive

Does Temperature Change Affect Housing Prices?

Climate change will be one of the key issues in the 2016 presidential elections. Based on prior studies[1], climate in a given location influences people’s housing decisions, and changes in climate may affect these decisions in ways that alter...

Twitter Chat, Oct. 16, 3 pm ET: Technology in the Home Buying Process

Join us for our next Real Insight Twitter chat this Friday, October 16, at 3 pm EST on technology use in the home buying process. We will be discussing how home buyers use technology to research and identify properties...

Existing Home Sales to International Clients: Continued Growth

Over a five year time frame, 15 to 20 percent of REALTORS® responding to NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients have consistently reported an increase in existing home sales to foreign buyers.  The sale of U.S....

Online Communities Taking Over the Neighborhood

This blog post was written by Amanda Riggs, Research Survey Analyst. Getting involved in your community once only meant volunteering for a civil group, joining a sports club, or running for local governance. People stayed connected through face to...

Reasons that Foreigners Purchase U.S. Existing Homes

Foreigners purchase properties in the U.S. for residential, investment, and vacation purposes, according to NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients.  About 46 percent of reported international transactions were intended for primary residences.  About 20 percent...