REALTOR® Confidence Index Archive

Financing, Home Inspection, and Appraisal Issues: Major Issues Affecting Contract Settlement

In reporting on their last contract that went into settlement or was terminated over the period October–December 2015, REALTORS® reported that 33 percent of contracts had delayed settlement, according to the December 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report. Among...

In What States Did Properties Sell Quickly in October–December 2015

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “For the last house that you closed in the past month, how long was it on the market from listing time to the time the...

Home Buyers, 34 Years and Under: 27 Percent of Residential Sales in December 2015

Buyers who are 34 years old and under accounted for 27 percent of home sales in December 2015, according to the December 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report. The participation of buyers who are 34 years and under has...

Sales for Investment Purposes: 15 Percent of Residential Sales in December 2015

Approximately 15 percent of REALTORS® reported that their last sale was for investment purposes (16 percent in November 2015; 17 percent in December 2014), according to the December 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report. Nationally, sales for investment purposes...

First-time Buyers: 32 Percent of Residential Sales in December 2015

The share of first-time home buyers increased slightly to 32 percent of residential sales in December 2015 (30 percent in November 2015; 29 percent in December 2014), according to the December 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. Nationally, sales to...