Home Buyers Archive

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...

NAR Survey Data: Student Debt and Saving for Downpayment Among Successful Home Buyers

Twelve percent of homebuyers found it difficult to save; for first-time homebuyers, 20 percent found it difficult to save. Of those who had a hard time saving, 43 percent of home buyers and 54 percent of first-time buyers reported...

Mortgage Purchase Applications: Home Buyers Hesitating

The lowest mortgage rates of this year have not enticed home buyers to take out a mortgage. The number of people filing for mortgages for home purchase fell in the final week of May. The index that captures the...