seasonality Archive

Nearly Half of Foreign Buyers Prefer a Property in a Suburban Area

Nearly half of foreign buyers purchased a U.S. residential property located in a suburban area, according to NAR’s recently released 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. Close to a third purchased a property in a...

May 2016 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago as higher home prices cause a slip in affordability. Median family incomes are not rising at the pace of home prices however, historically lower rates provide opportunities...

TRID: Back on Track in June

The average time-to-close snapped back to its downward trend in June after a May reversion. The time from contract to settlement in June relative to the same time in 2015 edged lower relative to last month. On average, sales...

Major U.S. Destinations of Foreign Buyers in April 2015—March 2016

Foreign buyers accounted for four percent of U.S. existing home sales in April 2015—March 2016, according to NAR’s recently released 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. While international clients represent a small segment of total...

Foreigners Purchased $102.6 B of U.S. Residential Property in April 2015—March 2016

Foreign buyers purchased $102.6 billion of residential property in April 2015—March 2016, a one percent decrease from the $103.9 billion of property purchased in April 2014—March 2015, according to NAR’s recently released 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S....