investment Archive

Investors and International Buyers More Likely to Pay Cash

Approximately 32 percent of respondents reported cash sales in May (same as in April), according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index [1]. A substantial number of move-up buyers, investors, buyers of second homes, and foreign clients are likely to...

New England Accounts for 82 Percent of Investor Cash Sales in 2014

Cash sales made up 32 percent of all sales, according to the April REALTORS® Confidence Index. However, for investors, cash clearly continued to provide an advantage, as 70 percent of investor purchases were made with cash. When looking at...

Investors Remain Active in South Atlantic and Pacific Markets

Investors have been active participants in residential markets, especially after 2008. According to the April REALTORS® Confidence Index, 18 percent of respondents reported a sale to an investor. Taking a look over the past five years reveals that investors...

Are Big Investors a Big Problem?

Highlights: The recent securitization of more than 3,000 single family homes has alarmed some housing analysts who fear that these properties could be dumped back on the market simultaneously causing prices to tumble. The structure of the security allows...

Investor Buyers Still Active

Investor buyers continue to be active in the residential market. About 20 percent of REALTORS® who responded to a monthly survey about their last sale in January 2014 reported that the sale was made to a buyer buying for...