homebuyer Archive

Story Idea: Millennials – Where Should They Buy?

Although millennials made up the largest share of recent buyers, homeownership rates for adults under 35 are still at the lowest levels seen in decades. However, this is not a result of young adults not wanting to own a...

Story Idea—Dos and Don’ts of Viewing Homes—an Etiquette Primer

With spring buying season in full swing, potential homebuyers are flooding into homes they saw on realtor.com® and in person with the help of a REALTOR®. It’s an exciting time, full of possibility and hope,but it is easy to...

Story Idea—Student Loan Debt Causes Homeownership Ripple Effect

For some time, housing industry experts have been discussing the impact of student loans on the ability of many to purchase a home, especially since the number of first-time homebuyers in recent years has dropped and remained lower than...
April 20, 2016

Story Idea—Real Estate Website Feature Preferences Depend on Generation

It’s no secret that most Americans are searching the Internet during their home hunt. Many flock to sites like realtor.com® to see what’s available and work best for their family. However, according to the National Association of REALTORS® Real...
October 19, 2015

Are Realtors® Becoming Obsolete? NAR President Chris Polychron Says No Way

In an age when home buyers can go online and check out hundreds of homes for sale in their area, we’re hearing the same question over and over again: “Will we even need real estate agents in the future?”...

Tips for Choosing A Realtor from NAR President Chris Polychron

While most people know a Realtor® is an excellent partner to have in buying or selling a home, it can be daunting to choose the right one. After all, everyone is an individual with different personalities, communication styles, strengths,...

Did You Know? Buying Near Parks & Recreation

Looking for some neighborhood fun this holiday weekend? Did you know that 23 percent of recent buyers bought a home in a neighborhood that was convenient to parks and other recreational facilities? Learn more about factors influencing neighborhood choice...

Story Idea—The Disappearing “Shadow Inventory” and What it Means for Homebuyers

The housing market has been on quite the roller coaster ride the last decade. And while things are looking up after a few tough years, one issue that has surfaced is that of inventory—specifically shadow inventory. Shadow inventory, or...

Story Idea—Only Able to Afford a Small Down Payment for Your First Home? You’re in Good Company

Many first-time buyers are overwhelmed by all the questions to ask before jumping into homeownership. People often wonder, “Am I ready? Is this a good investment for me? Can I afford it? Will I live here long enough to...
May 7, 2015

Story Idea—Millennials Still Want to Own

While it’s widely known that millennials (those age 34 years or younger) are waiting longer than their parents and grandparents to venture into homeownership, they are still feeling the urge to purchase their own home. According to the National...
April 3, 2015