Browsing Posts In: Real Estate News

February 15, 2017 Posted by: Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics

This blog post was written by Managing Director of Housing Research, Danielle Hale, and Data Analyst, Hua Zhong. Home listings went under contract slightly more often on Mondays followed by Fridays and Tuesdays in 2016.  Here is the data: As we start the New Year, this is a good time to take a look and […]

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February 14, 2017 Posted by: Amanda Riggs

NAR released a new Aspiring Home Buyers Profile that captures the consumer sentiment of the housing market for non-homeowners—defined as those that rent and those that live with someone else (such as family and friends) rent-free. The report is aptly named, for nearly nine in 10 non-homeowners expressed the desire to own a home of […]

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Posted by: Brandi Snowden, Research Survey Analyst

Using data from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers we can break down household composition, and the relationship it has to home purchasing choices. Among all recent home buyers, 66 percent were married couples, 17 percent were single females, eight percent were unmarried couples, and seven percent were single males. Three percent of […]

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Posted by: Brandi Snowden, Research Survey Analyst

Using data from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers we can break down household composition, and the relationship it has to home purchasing choices. Among all recent home buyers, 66 percent were married couples, 17 percent were single females, eight percent were unmarried couples, and seven percent were single males. Three percent of […]

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February 10, 2017 Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.15 percent this December, up dramatically from last month’s 3.82 percent, but roughly unchanged compared to 4.14 a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year ago in December moving the index down 1.4 […]

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February 8, 2017 Posted by: Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics

This blog post was written by Managing Director of Housing Research, Danielle Hale, and Data Analyst, Hua Zhong. Home listings still go up most often on Thursdays and Fridays. Here is the data: As we start the New Year, this is a good time to take a look and recap the year behind us to […]

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Posted by: Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics

This blog post was written by Managing Director of Housing Research, Danielle Hale, and Data Analyst, Hua Zhong. Home listings still go up most often on Thursdays and Fridays. Here is the data: As we start the New Year, this is a good time to take a look and recap the year behind us to […]

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February 7, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

REALTORS® remain broadly optimistic about housing market conditions over the next six months, according to the December 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[1] The REALTORS® Confidence Index—Six-Month Outlook indices for all properties have been trending upward since 2012, and on an annual basis, […]

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Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

REALTORS® remain broadly optimistic about housing market conditions over the next six months, according to the December 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[1] The REALTORS® Confidence Index—Six-Month Outlook indices for all properties have been trending upward since 2012, and on an annual basis, […]

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Posted by: Ken Fears, Director, Regional Economics and Housing Finance

Anecdotes have increased in recent quarters that there is a growing shortage of appraisers.  55.6 percent of lenders who took part in the most recent Survey of Mortgage Originators indicated some level of issues getting appraisals.  However, 11.1 percent indicated that the issue was significant. Respondents indicated that roughly 9.8% of volume was hit with […]

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