single-family Archive

February 2018 Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this February bounced back 3.0 percent from last month and rose 1.1 percent from last year. February’s Existing-Home sales reached 5.54 million seasonally adjusted annual rate....

Raw Count of Home Sales (January 2018)

Existing-home sales declined 2.3 percent in January from one month prior while new home sales dropped 7.8 percent. These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of...

President’s Day 2018: How Does the White House Compare to the Average Home?

In the spirit of President’s Day we can use data from the 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers to see how the typical home differs from the White House. Typical Home Purchased in the U.S. 85% of buyers purchased a...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: December 2017 Highlights

The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey gathers monthly information from REALTORS® about local real estate market conditions, characteristics of buyers and sellers, and issues affecting homeownership and real estate transactions.[1] This report presents key results about market transactions from...

Instant Reaction: October Owners’ Gains Forecast

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index shows that U.S. prices of single-family homes continue to rise. The national index level in October reached a new high and is up 6.2 percent from a year earlier.  But what does this...