home price Archive

To Buy a New or Previously Owned Home

Since 1981, the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers has collected data on whether home buyers purchased a new home or a previously constructed existing home. For many people around the country, new home construction simply does not exist...
September 29, 2016

Trading Up and Trading Down: The Times Are A Changin’

Repeat home buyers have the option of trading up for a bigger home, purchasing a home similar in size, and trading down to a smaller home. This change in home size often corresponds to life changes. For instance, empty...
September 21, 2016

Sales to First-Time Buyers: 33 Percent of Sales in June 2016

First-time homebuyers appear to be getting back into the market more strongly with interest rates moving down to new lows. First-time buyers accounted for 33 percent of residential sales in June 2016, up from the 30 percent share in...

House Price Growth When Children are Teenagers—A Path to Higher Earnings? A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation

Does house price appreciation prior to children attending college impact their future earnings as adults? This was the subject of a presentation at a recent REALTOR® University Speaker Series by Dr. Daniel Cooper, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor at...

State of Housing in Swing States

Popular votes and their importance are debatable. The winners-take-all electoral votes in the swing states will determine who will be the next President of the United States. Many have already decided for whom to vote, but for some still...