Home Buyers Archive

Increase in Tenure in Home: Due to Increased Buying Power?

I remember giving my mom a hard time when I was kid saying we moved too much (we did), to which she retorted “Everyone moves every six years. It’s a fact.” It was only many years later that I...

Highlights: 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey

On Wednesday, NAR released its annual Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2013. The press release can be found here, with highlights and select charts from the report below: Vacation home sales rose...

How Seller Sold Home, 1991-2013

The share of home sellers who sold their home without the assistance of a real estate agent was nine percent. Of that nine percent, forty percent knew the buyer prior to home purchase. Eighty-eight percent of sellers were assisted...

Home Improvements After the Home Purchase

Fifty-three percent of buyers undertook a home improvement project within three months of their home purchase. Buyers who purchased older, previously-owned homes were the most likely to undertake a home improvement project. Seventy-three percent of those who purchased a...

Are Big Investors a Big Problem?

Highlights: The recent securitization of more than 3,000 single family homes has alarmed some housing analysts who fear that these properties could be dumped back on the market simultaneously causing prices to tumble. The structure of the security allows...