Home Buyers Archive

Latest Diffusion Index of Foot Traffic

Foot traffic as measured by NAR Research’s Diffusion Index bounced back in February following two months of sharp decline. This improvement suggests that the year-over-year decline in existing home sales should stabilize in the months ahead, though at a...

Where Do Buyers and Sellers Find Their Agent?

According to data found in NAR’s annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, home buyers and sellers consistently report they truly rely on referrals from friends and family to find an agent or they use an agent they had...

First Time Buyers: 27 Percent of Residential Buyers

Approximately 27 percent of REALTOR® respondents reported that their last sale in December was by a first time home buyer [1] (28 percent in November). REALTORS® continued to report about the difficulty of home buyers in accessing credit and...

Latest Diffusion Index of Foot Traffic

For the third consecutive month, the diffusion index for foot traffic held roughly steady. This plateau follows a sharp mid-summer decline in the wake of a 1% increase in mortgage rates. Rates eased in October, but crept upward in...

#2013HBS Twitter Chat Recap

On Tuesday, November 19, NAR Research held a Twitter Chat to discuss the highlights from the newly released 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Research’s Director of Member and Consumer Survey Research, Jessica Lautz, discussed the latest info...