Housing Market Archive

Housing Characteristics for Homeowners in Blue and Red States

With less than three weeks to go, let’s take a look at housing preferences of homeowners based on their political beliefs.  Historically, there are states whose residents predominantly vote for Democratic Party (Blue) or Republican Party (Red) presidential candidates[1]....

Do Elections Affect the Housing Market in Washington, DC?

In view of the upcoming presidential elections, Washington, DC is getting ready to welcome the administration of the next president. But what does this mean for local housing market? Do elections affect housing market in the area? Let’s take...

Does Temperature Change Affect Housing Prices?

Climate change will be one of the key issues in the 2016 presidential elections. Based on prior studies[1], climate in a given location influences people’s housing decisions, and changes in climate may affect these decisions in ways that alter...

Like-Kind Exchanges Are Integral to Small Businesses

This blog post was written by George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative & Commercial Research and Erin Fitzpatrick, Research Intern. For a significant proportion of real estate market participants, like-kind exchanges (LKE) provide an important vehicle to sell and acquire property. The Internal...

In What States Did Properties Sell Quickly in March-May 2015?

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, NAR asks REALTORS® “For the last house that you closed in the past month, how long was it on the market from listing time to the time the seller accepted the buyer’s...