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2013 REALTOR® Nationwide Open House: Information from the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

The 2013 REALTOR® Nationwide Open House, the largest-ever international open house campaign, will be held on April 20 and 21. Below is some open house information from our annual profile of home buyers and sellers: Repeat buyers are more likely...

A Few Green Features for St. Paddy’s Day

• Home buyers were recently asked about the importance of green features to their home purchase. Not surprisingly, features that directly affected home buyers’ monthly energy costs were most important to buyers. Buyers found heating and cooling costs the...

Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers: Reasons to Buy

Although the demographics of home buyers often shift to reflect changes in the market, the motivations to make a home purchase are largely constant from year to year. The primary reason to purchase a home remains the desire to...

2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers: Most Difficult Task for FSBO Sellers

Sellers are turning to agents to help sell their homes at higher rates than in the past – 88 percent of home sales were agent-assisted compared to 82 percent in 2004. Only nine percent of recent sellers reported selling...
December 18, 2012

Neighborhood Choice

For the past several years, the top factor influencing where a buyer purchased a home was the quality of the neighborhood. Convenience to work was the second most significant factor with just under half of buyers citing its importance....