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Housing Market Summary for April 2016

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

Using data taken from our Existing-Home Sales, Pending Home Sales, the REALTORS® Confidence Index and Foot Traffic Index, this infographic looks at what the housing market was doing in April and provides insight into the months ahead.

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Best Purchase Markets for Aspiring Millennial Home Buyers

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

NAR analyzed employment gains, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the largest 100 metropolitan statistical areas across the country to identify the best purchase markets for millennial homebuyers.  The top 10 metro areas NAR identified were chosen for their above-average share of current millennial residents and recent movers, favorable employment opportunities and relatively low... Read More

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Top Purchase Markets for Millennial Homebuyers, According to NAR

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

WASHINGTON (June 2, 2016) – A flurry of financial obstacles and lifestyle choices are stalling the journey to homeownership for many young adults, but becoming a homeowner is currently more feasible in some less expensive metro areas with steady job growth and lower qualifying incomes needed to buy, according to new research by the National Association of Realtors®.

NAR analyzed employment gains, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the largest... Read More

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Quiz: NAR Members

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

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The information from this quiz was taken from the 2016 Member Profile.

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Existing-Home Sales Rise in April for Second Straight Month

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the rise in sales of existing homes in April 2016.

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2016 Q1 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

The REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Market Trends measures quarterly activity in the commercial real estate markets, as reported in a national survey. The survey collects data from REALTORS® engaged in commercial real estate transactions. The survey is designed to provide an overview of market performance, sales and leasing transactions, along with information on current economic challenges and future expectations.

Survey Highlights
  • 58% of REALTORS® closed a commercial sale.
  • Sales volume totaled $51.6 billion
  • Sales volume... Read More
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Contract Signings Hit 10-year High in April

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the things affecting home sales right now: low mortgage rates, employment gains, inflation, gasoline prices, low inventory. He also talks about rising rents and gives an upgraded housing market forecast for 2016.

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Pending Home Sales Lift Off in April to Over 10-Year High

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

WASHINGTON (May 26, 2016) — Pending home sales rose for the third consecutive month in April and reached their highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw gains in contract activity last month except for the Midwest, which saw a meager decline.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, hiked up 5.1 percent to 116.3 in April from an upwardly revised 110.7 in March and is now 4.6 percent above April 2015 (111.2). After last month... Read More

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2016 NAR Member Profile

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

Using data taken from the 2016 NAR Member Profile, this infographic provides a look at a typical REALTOR®.

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Existing-Home Sales

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

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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April 2016 Existing-Home Sales

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

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Existing-Home Sales Rise in April for Second Straight Month

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

WASHINGTON (May 20, 2016) — Despite ongoing inventory shortages and faster price growth, existing-home sales sustained their recent momentum and moved higher for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. A surge in sales in the Midwest and a decent increase in the Northeast offset smaller declines in the South and West.

Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and... Read More

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Member Profile

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07
Highlights
  • The typical REALTOR® has 10 years of experience, down from 12 years in 2014.
  • In 2015, the typical agent had 11 transactions, unchanged from 2014.
  • Most REALTORS® worked 40 hours per week in 2015, a trend that has continued for several years.
  • Sixty-two percent of all REALTORS® are female, up from 58 in 2014.
  • The majority of REALTORS®—81 percent—own their primary residence.
  • Eighty-three percent of REALTORS® are very certain they will remain active as a real estate... Read More
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NAR Member Survey Shows More, Younger Realtors® Entering the Industry

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2016) — The median age and years of experience of Realtors® has decreased as new and younger professionals enter the industry, according to the 2016 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile.

The survey's results are representative of the nation's nearly 1.2 million Realtors®; members of NAR account for about half of all active real estate licensees in the U.S. Realtors® go beyond state licensing requirements by subscribing to NAR's Code of Ethics and standards of practice and... Read More

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Commercial Real Estate Outlook

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

 

NAR’s latest Commercial Real Estate Outlook offers overall projections for four major commercial sectors and analyzes quarterly data in the office, industrial, retail and multifamily markets.

Highlights
  • The pace of commercial transactions dropped in the first quarter of 2016, following an upbeat 2015.
  • The volume of commercial sales in LCRE markets totaled $111 billion, a 20 percent year-over-year decrease.
  • Continuing the trends from 2015, apartment transactions comprised the largest share of first quarter volume,... Read More
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Where are Global Buyers Searching in the United States?

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

New data from realtor.com® 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.

https://public.tableau.com/views/IntnlTrafficDashboard_exact/Top10Market...

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May 2016 Economic and Commercial Real Estate Outlook

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

These slides were presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Expo in Washington, DC, on May 12, 2016.

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Millennials Changing Face of America, Heavily Impacting Homeownership, Say Experts

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

WASHINGTON (May 13, 2016) — Millennials are bucking trends, changing the landscape of America, and sharply different from previous generations in many different ways. One of the most visible and consequential ways is through millennial homeownership numbers, according to experts on generational trends and homeownership presenting at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

While all generations have their own hardships, opportunities and defining features, millennials are coming of age in a time of deep... Read More

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Lending Remains Largest Concern for Commercial Real Estate Market, Say Realtors®

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

WASHINGTON (May 13, 2016) — Realtors® specializing in commercial real estate expressed confidence in the continued recovery seen in the market but concern over the availability of commercial financing, during a commercial economic issues and trends forum at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discussed the forces affecting commercial markets and said that while the overall market is seeing continued recovery, trepidation remains... Read More

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May 2016 Economic and Housing Market Outlook

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

These slides are from the Economic and Housing Market Outlook presentation given by Lawrence Yun during the Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC, on May 12, 2016.

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