home search Archive

The Look at the Home Search Process Over 35 Years

We dug into our historical records to look at how long home buyers have searched for the homes they purchased over the years and the number of homes they viewed during that process. Our main finding was that despite...
February 23, 2016

The Home Search Process (2004-2013)

Looking at the interactive graph below, there is an obvious increase of people who started their home search online. Indeed, the share of people using the Internet has increased by 28% since 2004. In 2013, 48% of first-time home...

#HBSHomeSearch Twitter Chat Recap

Yesterday, NAR Research held a Twitter chat on the home search process for recent buyers.  The turnout was quite large, and we were able to interact with many of you who had significant insights into this process. There were...