• March 2019 Existing-Home Sales

      NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this March, fell 4.9 percent from February 2019. Despite February’s gains, sales of existing-homes dropped 5.4 percent from March 2018. March’s existing-home sales reached a 5.21 million seasonally adjusted annual rate. The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $259,400 […] Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

    • The Silent Generation: Downsizing Homes & Joining Senior-Related Housing

      The Silent Generation, buyers aged 73 to 93 years, made up the smallest share of buyers by age at only seven percent of all home buyers in 2018. The median age for this group was 76 years old and they were born between 1925 and 1945. They tended to have the smallest families; 96 percent […] Amanda Riggs

    • Foreign Buyers Purchased $4.8 Billion in U.S. Commercial Real Estate in 2018

      International clients are an important niche market for residential and commercial REALTORS® alike. In the latest 2019 Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends, NAR reported that foreign buyers purchased $4.8 billion of U.S. commercial real estate in 2018.[1] The median value for a buyer-side transaction was $600,000, while the median value for a seller-side transaction was $1 […] Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

    • Older Boomers: Most Satisfied Buyers Purchasing Forever Homes

      Older Boomers, buyers aged 64 to 72 years, made up 14 percent of all home buyers in 2018 again this year. The median age for this group was 68 years old and they were born between 1946 and 1954. Within this group, they had the third largest share of single female buyers at 20 percent. […] Amanda Riggs

    • February 2019 Housing Affordability Index

      At the national level, housing affordability is up from last month but down from a year ago. Mortgage rates were down from last month at 4.60 percent this February, and up 4.1 percent compared to 4.42 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year ago in February moving the index down 2.8 percent […] Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist