REALTOR® Confidence Index Archive

Decrease in Time on Market

According to information in the latest Realtors® Confidence Index, time on the market is reported as being slightly down for homes in the Multiple Listing Services. Currently 26 percent of properties have been on the market for six months...

FICO Scores and Mortgages

A number of Realtors® responding to the February 2012 Realtors Confidence Index survey, indicated that prospective home buyers had difficulty in qualifying for a loan. Although interest rates are currently low, some prospective purchasers are reported as having problems...

Realtors® Continue to Report Rising Residential Rents

According to information in the latest Realtors® Confidence Index, higher residential rents in February compared to a year ago were reported by 51 percent of Realtors®, up from 44 percent a year ago. Lower rents were reported by 11...

Realtor® Confidence Improving

By: Jed Smith and George Ratiu According to information in the latest Realtors® Confidence Index, Realtor® comments continued to indicate recovery in the residential markets. All real estate is local, so comments were varied depending on location: Pricing: Respondents noted...

REALTORS® Forecasting Higher Prices

According to information in the latest Realtors® Confidence Index, found at  http://www.realtor.org/research/research/reps, 73 percent of respondents expect  constant or higher residential home prices in the next year, up from 62 percent reporting expectations of price rises reported in December....