profile of home buyers and sellers Archive

The Sources of Downpayments Among Different Buyer Types

Since 1997, the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers has collected data on the sources of buyers’ downpayment for when they purchase a home. This year, 88 percent of all buyers financed their home and 98 percent of buyers...
December 6, 2016

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 closer to school districts. The National Association of REALTORS® released its 2016...
December 5, 2016

Home Buyers: Search Online For A Home, Close With An Agent

We are in a digital age and home buyers use the internet at various stages in their home search process. NAR data from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers shows that the first step in the buying...
December 2, 2016

Student Loan Debt Hampering Home Buying: A Regional Perspective

The 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey is the second year we have collected data on the difficulty of saving for a down payment to buy a home and whether student loans were an impediment. In years...
November 29, 2016

Buyers Aged 35-44 & 45-54 Years Capture Greater Share of First-Time Home Buyers

In 2016, first-time home buyers made up 35 percent of all home buyers, an increase over last year’s near all-time low of 32 percent where it had remained for the previous three years, according to The National Association of...
November 28, 2016