Investment and Vacation Archive

Sales for Investment Purposes: 16 Percent of Sales

Approximately 16 percent of REALTOR® respondents reported that their last sale was for investment purposes (same as in May), according to the June 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. Since January of this year, the share of sales for investment purposes...

Highlights: 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey

On Wednesday, NAR released its annual Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2013. The press release can be found here, with highlights and select charts from the report below: Vacation home sales rose...

RECAP: NAR Research’s Summer Webinar Series

This summer, NAR Research premiered a series of free webinars that took an in-depth look at several of our most popular surveys and profiles. Manager of Member and Consumer Survey Research Jessica Lautz led the webinars and discussed the...

Happy Memorial Day Weekend: Info from 2013 Member and Investment/Vacation Reports

Welcome to the unofficial start of summer! Our REALTOR® members work long hours and are in need of a break! Sixty percent of members work 40 or more hours a week and 17 percent work 60 or more hours...

Vacation Home Buyers in 2012

As we look forward to Memorial Day Weekend and the official start to summer here are a few vacation home owner statistics from a recent report. The median vacation home purchase price was higher in 2012 than in 2011–$150,000....