home price Archive

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...

February 2017 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.43 percent this February, up compared to 4.04 a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year ago...

Younger Boomers: Purchase Multigenerational Homes

Younger Boomers, buyers ages 52 to 61 years, make up 16 percent of all home buyers in 2016. The median age for this group is 57 years old and they were born between 1955 and 1964. This age group...

The Silent Generation: Downsizing Homes & Joining Senior-Related Housing

The Silent Generation, buyers ages 71 to 91 years, make up the smallest share of home buyers by generation at only eight percent of all home buyers in 2016. The median age for this group is 75 years old...

FHFA House Price Indices Indicate South and Midwest Experienced Fastest Price Growth from 1990-2015: A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation

At a REALTOR® University Speaker Series held recently[1], Dr. Will Doerner, Senior Economist, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), presented research on how prices changed from 1990—2015 at the city, county, and ZIP code level[2]. To listen to the presentation[3],...