NAR Research Archive

Lawrence Yun’s Midyear Economic and Housing Forecast

Reporting to you live from the 2015 Realtors® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo!  Earlier this morning, NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun presented his mid-year economic and housing forecast to a packed room of Realtors®. The takeaway from Yun’s forecast is...

Inside the Release: Home Prices on the Rise

We reported earlier this morning that home prices in metro areas throughout the country showed strong growth in the first three months of this year. While the number of rising markets was mostly unchanged from last quarter (Q4 2014),...

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

NAR Infographic: Today’s Opening Day Baseball Matchups in Home Prices

Baseball enthusiasts young and old are rejoicing today as the start of another baseball season gets underway. While fans will most likely be focused on extra-base hits, double-plays and ERA’s, look to our newly released infographic for signs of home...

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...

[Infographic]: 2014 Vacation Home Sales at a Glance

Fueled by strong growth in the stock market and the rise in baby boomers buying second homes, vacation home sales surged in 2014, reaching their all-time high since NAR began its annual Vacation and Investment Home Buyers Survey in...

Inside the Release: February Existing-Home Sales (in charts)

Existing-home sales increased modestly (1.2%) in February, but constrained inventory levels pushed price growth to its fastest pace (7.5%) in a year. While the persistent cold and snowy weather likely had some impact in the Northeast and Midwest, there’s...

[Video] NAR in the News: Squeezed Renters (CBS MoneyWatch)

Yesterday’s release on rising housing costs and its impact of preventing renters from becoming homeowners is making major headlines today in national and local media outlets. In case you missed it, NAR’s Research team found that in the past...

Inside the Release: Renters Are Feeling the Squeeze

Earlier this morning, we released a new study from our brilliant Research team on how the disparity between rent and income growth has widened to unhealthy levels and is making it harder for renters to become homeowners. The key...

Inside the Release: NAR Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends

On Wednesday, we released NAR Research’s annual survey on home buyer and seller generational trends. We get it – as a reporter, you likely don’t have time to read all 117 pages. In addition to the key findings (below),...