REALTOR® Confidence Index Archive

REALTORS®’ Confidence: Outlook is Up, Though Issues Remain

Realtor® comments and replies this month to the January 2012 survey for the REALTORS® Confidence Index indicate favorable market developments but also continued concern with issues related to lending and appraisals: http://www.realtor.org/research/research/reps. REALTOR® confidence in the outlook for the...

Rising Apartment Rents

The December 2011 Realtors Confidence Index survey reports that apartment rents are rising. Over time this would be expected to have an overall positive effect on existing home sales and is consistent with reports from a number of housing...

Percentages of Distressed Property Sales Continues in Low 30’s

The December 2011 Realtors Confidence Index survey reports that the overall percentage market share of distressed property continues to be in the low 30’s. There is general agreement that foreclosures and short sales had a major, negative impact on...

Realtor® Confidence in Home Price Outlook Increases

The December 2011 Realtors Confidence Index survey reports that an increasing number of Realtors® expect home prices to be constant or rising in the next twelve months. Similar predictions of a bottoming out of the residential markets have recently...

Buyer and Seller Traffic Up

The December 2011 Realtors Confidence Index survey reports both buyer and seller traffic up in December. Currently a number of housing experts are suggesting that the residential existing home sales market has bottomed out. The data are consistent with...