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The National Association of REALTORS® does research on a wide range of topics of interest to real estate practitioners, including market data, commercial, international, home buying and selling, NAR member information, and technology. Use the data they contain to improve your business through knowledge of the latest trends and statistics.
This is a guide to the surveys, reports, data and products that NAR Research has created, updated for 2016.
This quarterly report reflects consumer feelings about the housing market. It includes views on housing as a good financial investment, whether homeownership is part of the American Dream, if now is a good time to buy or sell a home, and perception of home price changes.
Student Loan Debt and Housing Report
This survey by SALT® and NAR of people with student loan debt looks at the way the debt affects their ability to buy a home.
The Blended Rate Equity Driver (BRED) mortgage, a new mortgage product proposed by Director of Housing Finance and Regional Economics Ken Fears, gives home owners more options and puts more equity in their pockets. This report is an introduction to BRED.
These quarterly surveys ask a sample of mortgage lenders about the QM rule’s impact on their business and how the rule could in turn impact consumers.
Each year, the NAR surveys home buyers and sellers to gather detailed information about the home buying and selling process. The Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers provides information on demographics, housing characteristics and the experience of consumers in the housing market, including the role that real estate professionals play in home sales transactions.
In 2016, 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. This report focuses on the top 10.
This annual report examines the generational differences of home buyers and sellers in the current real estate marketplace.
This annual report breaks down the share of home sales by primary residences, vacation homes, or investment properties, and presents several characteristics of the non-primary residence transaction.
The information in this report comes from NAR's Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and highlights the characteristics of families with children who are buying or selling a home.
This report contains information from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers about buyers in subregions of the United States.
This report contains information from the 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers about specific buyer types.
This annual survey examines the differences and similarities between veteran and active military home buyers and sellers and those who have never served in the military.
This report takes a deep dive into the reasons for remodeling, the success of taking on projects, and the increased happiness found in the home once a project is completed.
This report looks at the reasons homeowners complete outdoor remodeling projects, the value of taking on such projects, and the increased happiness experienced by homeowners once a project is completed.
Purchasing a home is an important life decision, and many factors can influence the home choices buyers make. The Profile of Buyers' Home Feature Preferences examines the features buyers prefer when it comes to purchasing a home, as well as the differences in preferences when it comes to factors such as region, demographics and household composition.
Profile of Home Staging
This report gives the results of a survey of REALTORS® on the effectiveness of home staging.
This 16-page paper looks at how homeownership leads to positive social outcomes. It examines not only the ownership of homes, but also the impact of stable housing.
We live in a global marketplace. While all real estate is local, not all property buyers are. A significant share of home purchases are made by people whose primary residence is outside of the U.S. The annual Profile of International Home Buying Activity reveals the top five countries of origin for foreign home buyers and how these buyers are utilizing the services of REALTORS®.
The international housing markets are critical in understanding changes in asset values and economic drivers in the world economy. This report from 2009 examines the availability of housing data on a country-by-country basis and assembles roughly comparable data over a significant time period to identify changing price levels in the international housing markets.
The international real estate market, defined as non-resident foreigners purchasing residential real estate in this country, is important to Florida. Florida is the state which produces the largest share of U.S. residential home sales to international clients, accounting for 23 percent of total sales to international clients. NAR estimates these sales at $68.2 Billion to resident and non-resident foreigners. This is an annual report.
International sales are a growing market for Miami. Because of the cultural and linguistic challenges presented by these transactions, this is currently a niche market, but there is plenty of opportunity for REALTORS® interested in both commercial and residential sales to foreigners. This is an annual report.
State-by-State International Business Reports
These annual reports look at international business activity by state, including the number of foreigners arriving from various countries, homeownership rates, and top exports.
The monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50, 000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions. In addition, the "Questions of the Month, " feature results of a timely aspect of the housing market.
Every month SentriLock, LLC. provides NAR with data on the number of properties shown by a REALTOR®. SentriLock Lockboxes are used in roughly a third of home showings across the nation. Foot traffic has a strong correlation with future contracts and home sales, so it can be viewed as a peek ahead at sales trends two to three months into the future.
Every quarter, NAR Research compiles and publishes local information on markets, state taxes and fiscal conditions, wealth gain by metro area, subprime ARM performance, mortgage conditions, the economic impact of real estate, and existing home sales and prices.