REALTOR® Confidence Index Archive

REALTORS® Price Expectations by State in Next 12 Months, Based on May 2014 REALTOR® Survey

REALTORS® generally expect home prices to increase in all states and the District of Columbia over the next 12 months, according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. The median expected price increase is 4.0 percent (same as in...

Investors and International Buyers More Likely to Pay Cash

Approximately 32 percent of respondents reported cash sales in May (same as in April), according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index [1]. A substantial number of move-up buyers, investors, buyers of second homes, and foreign clients are likely to...

REALTORS® Confidence Eases in May

Confidence about current market conditions was essentially unchanged in May 2014 compared to April, according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. An index above 50 indicates that more REALTORS® view housing conditions as “strong” compared to those who...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: May 2014 Highlights

The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) Report provides monthly information about market conditions and expectations, buyer/seller traffic, price trends, buyer profiles, and issues affecting real estate based on data collected in a monthly survey of REALTORS®:  see the May 2014...

New England Accounts for 82 Percent of Investor Cash Sales in 2014

Cash sales made up 32 percent of all sales, according to the April REALTORS® Confidence Index. However, for investors, cash clearly continued to provide an advantage, as 70 percent of investor purchases were made with cash. When looking at...