home price Archive

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...

Your Vacation Home is Just a Dream Away

Have you ever dreamt about buying a vacation home? The NAR 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey reveals some surprising, and reassuring to the dreamers in all of us, statistics about vacation home buyers. While buyers of primary...

Sales to First-Time Buyers: 30 Percent of Sales in May 2016

The share of first-time home buyers accounted for 30 percent of residential sales in May 2016 (32 percent in April 2016; 32 percent in May 2015), according to the May 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report.[1] REALTORS® have reported that...