REALTOR® Confidence Index Archive

Cash Down Payments Continue to be High

The December 2011 Realtors Confidence Index survey reports that cash down payments are at or above 20 percent of the home sales price in 34 percent of the transactions. This level of high down payments appears to be relatively...

First Time Buyers – A Smaller Part of the Market

The December 2011 Realtors Confidence Index survey reports that first time buyers are significantly below the expected 40 percent of the market. According to comments received from Realtors® this is due in many cases to unrealistic and overly stringent...

Realtors® Confidence Index – Slight Improvement

As of October, Realtor® confidence in single family, townhouse, and condo markets increased slightly. Overall, in the past few months Realtor® confidence has been relatively flat....

Residential Rents Higher

According to the latest Realtors® Confidence Index, the cost of renting a residence (apartment or house) is up compared to a year ago. A total of 51 percent of Realtors® reported higher rents, in contrast to 15 percent reporting...

Homes on the Market: Six Months or More

According to the recent Realtors® Confidence Index, the percentage of homes on the market for six months or more has increased to 29 percent—up from recent experience but still somewhat lower than earlier this year. In comparison, a total...