profile of home buyers and sellers Archive

How Commuting Costs Factor Into Home Buying

Either way you look at it, buyers know that commuting costs are high. Some buyers need to be closer to their job while others need to be close to school districts. The National Association of REALTORS® releases its annual...
February 2, 2016

Student Loan Debt Hampering Home Buying: A Regional Perspective

In the 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey, we asked additional questions this year regarding the adversity to saving for a down payment to buy a home and whether student loans were an impediment. In years past,...

Thanksgiving Day: How family and friends can influence the home purchase

This Thanksgiving we look at how recent buyers are choosing their homes, and how their friends and family can influence their decision. While we don’t all get to see our families every day, for many home buyers having the...

2015 Home Buying Trend: Purchasing Larger Homes

Home buyer demographics change slightly from year to year due to macroeconomic forces from the health of the economy to inflation to the global trade on oil prices. The National Association of REALTORS® recently released its 2015 Profile of...
November 16, 2015

Sales to First-Time Buyers: 29 Percent of Sales in September 2015

The share of first-time home buyers has remained essentially unchanged for the last five years. First-time home buyers accounted for 29 percent of existing home sales in September 2015, according to the September 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report.12...