Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Archive

The Anatomy of a First-time Buyer in 2017

Prospective first-time buyers in recent years have had to navigate several obstacles on their path to homeownership, including higher rents and home prices, tight inventory conditions and repaying student loan debt. These impediments are a big reason why first-timers...
November 14, 2017

WATCH: October Housing Minute

Existing-home sales slightly rose in September and contract activity was flat, despite continued weakness in overall housing supply and the temporary impact Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma had on sales in parts of Texas and Florida. Visit https://www.nar.realtor/videos/housing-minute to watch...

It’s National Middle Child Day, (..cough cough..) Don’t Forget!

For all the middle children out there: are you often categorized as an “attention-seeker” or perhaps “the forgotten one?” This may have slipped people’s mind, but today is National Middle Child Day! As the middle children of America celebrate...

Story Ideas: Creative Ways to Save for a Down Payment

According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the most difficult step in the homebuying process is saving for a down payment. And with the cost of rent so high, renters are finding it more...

Yes, Realtors® Are Doing Business on Social Media (with More Every Year)

It’s hard to remember, but 20 years ago the internet as we know it was just beginning to take hold. Many businesses (including real estate firms) didn’t even have websites. But those days are long gone. Today, well over...
June 30, 2016

Preview: 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Consider tomorrow to be an early holiday gift if you’re a Realtor®, real estate reporter, or simply a real estate connoisseur. That’s because at 10:00 a.m. ET, we’re releasing the 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers (link goes...
November 4, 2015