Browsing Posts In: Economist Commentaries

April 4, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

Sales to first-time homebuyers accounted for 32 percent of residential sales in February 2017 (33 percent in January 2017; 30 percent in February 2016), according to the February 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[1] Sustained job growth and improving incomes along with […]

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April 3, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the neighborhood or area where you make most of your sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?” Among REALTORS® who responded to the February 2017 survey, the median expected home price change in the […]

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Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the neighborhood or area where you make most of your sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?” Among REALTORS® who responded to the February 2017 survey, the median expected home price change in the […]

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March 31, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members, “What are your expectations for the housing market over the next six months compared to the current state of the market in the neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” REALTORS® are generally optimistic about the existing homes […]

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Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members, “What are your expectations for the housing market over the next six months compared to the current state of the market in the neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” REALTORS® are generally optimistic about the existing homes […]

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March 30, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

At a REALTOR® University Speaker Series held recently[1], Dr. Will Doerner, Senior Economist, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), presented research on how prices changed from 1990—2015 at the city, county, and ZIP code level[2]. To listen to the presentation[3], click Video. To download the study, click here. Several price indices and price measures are available […]

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Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that February’s pending home sales improved 5.5 percent from last month and are up 2.6 percent from a year ago. February’s inclines show consumer confidence is strong going into the busier months of home purchases. Pending sales are homes that have a signed contract to […]

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Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that February’s pending home sales improved 5.5 percent from last month and are up 2.6 percent from a year ago. February’s inclines show consumer confidence is strong going into the busier months of home purchases. Pending sales are homes that have a signed contract to […]

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March 28, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “For the last house that you closed in the past month, how long was it on the market from listing time to the time the seller accepted the buyer’s offer?” Properties that sold in December 2016–February 2017 were typically on the […]

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Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “For the last house that you closed in the past month, how long was it on the market from listing time to the time the seller accepted the buyer’s offer?” Properties that sold in December 2016–February 2017 were typically on the […]

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