Income Archive

December 2017 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is practically flat from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.22 percent this December, up 1.7 percent compared to 4.15 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined...

November 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 4.19 percent this November, up 9.3 percent compared to 3.82 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from...

61 Percent of First-time Buyers Made a Low Downpayment in November 2017

Among first-time buyers who purchased a property through a mortgage in December 2016–November 2017, 61 percent, on average, made a zero to six percent downpayment, according to the November 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. The share of first-time buyers...

Profile: NAR Black and African American Real Estate Members

In the report, Choosing a Career in Real Estate: A Perspective on Gender, Race, and Ethnicity, the most prominent race and ethnic groups are examined for their income, business activity, and demographic characteristics within the real estate industry. While...
December 7, 2017

Profile: NAR Asian and Pacific Islander Real Estate Members

In the recently released Choosing a Career in Real Estate: A Perspective on Gender, Race, and Ethnicity report, the income, business activity, and demographic characteristics of NAR members are compared side by side. White and Caucasian members make up...
December 5, 2017