Vacation home sales improved in 2012, while investment purchases remained elevated for a second consecutive year.
Home sales are projected to post some notable gains this year and next, according to Fannie Mae's latest economic outlook.
The information for this chat was taken from our recent 2013 Home Features Survey and echoes many of the experiences real estate professionals are having in their own markets.
Hispanics leads the surge in U.S. home ownership and also make up the fastest-growing group of first-time home buyers, according to a new report.
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the flattening of pending home sales in February, and the reasons buyer choices are limited.
Even when economic times are tough, real estate activity has a positive impact on state economies. Read the state-by-state economic impact reports.
Join NAR economist Jessica Lautz at 2 p.m. EST on March 28, 2013 for a Twitter chat on buyer home feature preferences. Use #HomeFeatures13 to participate.
February pending home sales flattened with limited buyer choices, but remained at the second highest level in nearly three years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
These reports outline the total economic impact of real estate related industries on the state economy, such as home construction costs, remodeling, real estate brokerage, mortgage lending and title insurance.
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says that February existing-home sales and prices affirm a healthy recovery is underway.