Home Buyers Archive

Consumer Perception: Homes Are Affordable Only to Those With Above Average Incomes

In the second quarter release of the Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report, NAR asked consumers their thoughts and perceptions on housing affordability in their communities. The responses were nearly split down the line, where 49 percent of...

Highlights of the April 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report

While local conditions vary, the REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index and the REALTORS® Confidence Index—Current Conditions for single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums remained above 50 in April 2017, indicating that more respondents reported “strong” than “weak” conditions. Both indices were...

Vacation and Investment Home Sales: A Breakdown for 2017

The share of primary home buyers rose in 2016 to 70 percent of all homes sold on the market from 65 percent in 2015. Buyers who purchased to live in a primary residence bought 70 percent of all homes...

Highlights of the March 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report

While local conditions vary, the REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index and the REALTORS® Confidence Index—Current Conditions for single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums remained above 50 in March 2017, indicating that more respondents reported “strong” than “weak” conditions. Both indices were...

Consumer Sentiment on Housing: 2016 & 2017 Compared

Each month, the Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey tracks changes in consumer views regarding the housing market. With HOME being launched in the first quarter of 2016, we can now compare what consumers are thinking about trends...