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February 24, 2017 Posted by: Amanda Riggs

The results are in! NAR surveyed thousands of consumers, real estate agents, and industry professionals on interior and exterior home remodeling projects. The projects listed below are the best exterior remodeling projects that can get you the biggest bang for your buck when it comes time to list on the market. Exterior Remodeling Projects If […]

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February 23, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “How do you rate the past month’s buyer/seller traffic in the neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” REALTORS® reported strong home buying demand amid tight supply in January 2017, according to the January 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey […]

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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 “How do you rate the past month’s buyer/seller traffic in the neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” REALTORS® reported strong home buying demand amid tight supply in January 2017, according to the January 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey […]

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Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this January improved 3.3 percent from last year. January’s Existing-Home Sales reached the 5.69 million seasonally adjusted annual rate and existing-home sales are beginning the year with the fastest pace in nearly ten years.  The national median existing-home price for all housing […]

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February 22, 2017 Posted by: Amanda Riggs

The results are in! NAR surveyed thousands of consumers, real estate agents, and industry professionals on interior and exterior home remodeling projects. The projects listed below are the best interior remodeling projects that can get you the biggest bang for your buck when it comes time to list on the market. Interior Remodeling Projects If […]

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February 21, 2017 Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

The National Association of Realtors quarterly home prices increased again this quarter. With inventory, being an issue in certain metro markets affordability may become a challenge for potential homebuyers. Here is a look at the metro areas for the top five most and least affordable of the fourth quarter 2016 as well as a look […]

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Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

The National Association of Realtors quarterly home prices increased again this quarter. With inventory, being an issue in certain metro markets affordability may become a challenge for potential homebuyers. Here is a look at the metro areas for the top five most and least affordable of the fourth quarter 2016 as well as a look […]

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February 17, 2017 Posted by: Amanda Riggs

For homeowners, animals are part of the family according to 99 percent of animal owners that NAR surveyed in its new report Remodeling Impact: Animal House. Nevertheless, finding a rental property or a home owners association that accommodates animals, according to 61 percent of REALTORS®, can be difficult. Nearly half of all animal owners have […]

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Posted by: Amanda Riggs

For homeowners, animals are part of the family according to 99 percent of animal owners that NAR surveyed in its new report Remodeling Impact: Animal House. Nevertheless, finding a rental property or a home owners association that accommodates animals, according to 61 percent of REALTORS®, can be difficult. Nearly half of all animal owners have […]

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Posted by: Brandi Snowden, Research Survey Analyst

In the spirit of President’s Day we can use data from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers to see how the typical home differs from the White House. Typical Home Purchased in the U.S. 86% of buyers purchased a previously owned home, with 83% of buyers choosing a detached single-family home. Looking by first-time and […]

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