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March Existing-Home Sales Highest in 10 Years

May 20, 2017

In this video, National Association of REALTORS® Chief 
Economist Lawrence Yun talks about March existing-home sales. He also discusses the rise in home prices, brisk sales pace, inventory levels, affordability, jobs, and gives his forecast for the coming months.


Existing-Home Sales Jumped 4.4% in March

May 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (April 21, 2017) — Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster than in February and a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the West saw a decline in sales activity in March. 

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Existing-Home Sales

May 20, 2017

The information in this interactive data visualization is from Existing-Home Sales data. It shows you price and sales data for the month, and lets you compare it to prices and sales over the previous 12 months.

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REALTORS® Confidence Index

May 20, 2017

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  • First-time homebuyers accounted for 32 percent of sales.
  • Amid sustained job creation, the share of first-time homebuyers has been on a modest rise, up from 29 percent in 2014.
  • With fewer new foreclosures, distressed properties accounted for six percent of sales, purchases for investment purposes made up 15 percent of sales, and cash sales accounted for 23 percent of sales.
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Where are Global Buyers Searching in the United States?

May 20, 2017

New data from® offers more comprehensive reporting to display true market interest of global buyers searching in the United States. The graphs below show the countries searching U.S. properties, and which U.S. cities were of most interest to them.

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March 2017 Existing-Home Sales

May 19, 2017

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The information in this infographic is from March 2017 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Home Buying and Selling by Generation in 2016

May 19, 2017

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The information in this infographic comes from the 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report.

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March 2017 Foot Traffic

May 19, 2017

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Every month SentriLock, LLC. provides NAR Research with data on the number of properties shown by a REALTOR®. Lockboxes made by SentriLock, LLC. are used in roughly a third of home showings across the nation.... Read More

Primary, Vacation, and Investment Homes Purchased by Region in 2016

May 16, 2017

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This infographic was created using data from the 2017 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey.

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Snapshot of 2016 Second-Home Buyers

May 16, 2017

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This infographic takes a look at investment and vacation home buying in the past year.

2017 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers

May 16, 2017

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This infographic takes a look at investment and vacation home buying in the past year. 

Affordability, Tight Supply Cause Vacation Home Sales to Plummet in 2016; Investment Sales Climb 4.5%

May 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (April 11, 2017) — Last year’s strongest pace of home sales in a decade included a sizeable drop in activity from vacation buyers and a jump from individual investors, according to an annual second-home survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®. The survey additionally found that vacation and investment buyers in 2016 were more likely to take out a mortgage and use their property as a short-term rental.

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Majority of Realtors® Say Clients Interested in Sustainability

May 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (April 6, 2017) — Growing consumer interest and demand for greener, more sustainable properties is driving a dialogue between Realtors® and homebuyers and sellers. Over half of Realtors® find that consumers have interest in real estate sustainability issues and practices, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ recent REALTORS® and Sustainability report.

The report, stemming from NAR’s new Sustainability Program, surveyed Realtors® about sustainability... Read More

REALTORS® and Sustainability 2017

May 16, 2017

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In February 2017, NAR surveyed its members pertaining to sustainability issues facing their industry. This report summaries those findings.

  • Forty-three percent of respondents report their MLS has green data fields.
  • Seventy-one percent said that energy efficiency promotion in listings was very or somewhat valuable.
  • Fifty-six percent of respondents find clients are at least somewhat interested in sustainability... Read More

2017 REALTORS® and Sustainability

May 15, 2017

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The statistics in this infographic come from the REALTORS® and Sustainability 2017 report. The National Association of REALTORS® initiated the Sustainability Program as a platform for dialogue about sustainability in real... Read More

Sustainable Homeownership Conference 2017

May 11, 2017

Join 2017 NAR President Bill Brown, NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun, and Berkeley Hass Real Estate Group Chair Ken Rosen for the Sustainable Homeownership Conference June 9, 2017 at the University of California, Berkeley.

Registration for the Sustainable Homeownership Conference is now open. Registration will close on June 2, 2017 or when we have reached venue capacity.

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Opening Day 2017

May 11, 2017

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Play ball! Baseball is a game of numbers just as much as it is of home runs, stolen bases and strikeouts. To celebrate the unofficial first day of spring, Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, the National Association of REALTORS® is serving up a fastball of recent real estate facts that correspond to each... Read More

Tax Day 2017

May 11, 2017

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Did you know that in 2014, the latest year for which we have tax data, real estate deductions helped tax payers save roughly $100 billion? 


Contract Signings Up 5.5% in February

May 10, 2017

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about February pending home sales, high demand, low supply, and the sluggish recovery of the homeownership rate.

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Pending Home Sales Leap 5.5% in February

May 3, 2017

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2017) — Pending home sales rebounded sharply in February to their highest level in nearly a year and second-highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw a notable hike in contract activity last month.

The Pending Home Sales Index,*, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, jumped 5.5 percent to 112.3 in February from 106.4 in January. Last month's index reading is 2.6... Read More