REALTOR® Confidence Index Archive

Consumer and REALTOR® Confidence

Consumers are becoming ever more confident in the economy.  Continuing job gains, lower gasoline prices, and rising home values are likely contributing to the sentiment.  Interesting though, that REALTORS® were feeling less optimistic in the past month. The latest...

REALTORS® Reported Distressed Sales at 10 Percent of Market in September 2014

With rising home values and fewer foreclosures, the share of distressed sales to existing home sales continued to decline, according to data from the September 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey:  http://www.realtor.org/reports/realtors-confidence-index In September 2014, distressed sales accounted for 10...

REALTORS® Reported Slower Buyer Traffic in September

For the first time since January 2012, the Buyer Traffic Index, which captures on the aggregate how REALTORS® viewed traffic conditions in their markets, dropped  to 44  in September  (55 in August), according to data from the September 2014...

REALTORS®: Six-Month Single Family Home Outlook “Moderate”

REALTORS’® confidence about the outlook for the next six months for single-family homes is still generally “moderate” in many states, according to the September  REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey:  http://www.realtor.org/reports/realtors-confidence-index . The graphs below show a measure of REALTORS’® confidence...

REALTORS®’ Confidence Eased in September 2014

The REALTORS® Confidence Index decreased in September 2014 compared to August 2014, according to data from the September REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey:  http://www.realtor.org/reports/realtors-confidence-index. The index for single family homes dipped to 51 (60 in August).  The indexes for townhomes...