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Established Households Dominate Market

November 15, 2012: 

NAR's 2012 Home Buyer and Home Seller Survey shows a strengthening in the older, married, higher-income, move-up buyer market. Read more to find out why.

Down Payments at Lowest Level Since 2009

November 14, 2012: 

The median down payment provided by home buyers dropped this year to its lowest level since 2009.

Real Estate Research: Local, National Trends

November 13, 2012: 

National trends don't always show up at the local level, researchers warn practitioners.

An Uneven Commercial Recovery

November 12, 2012: 

Even as the fundamentals in the residential real estate market improve, the commercial sector is "hobbling to recovery," said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo's Commercial Real Estate Forum.

NAR Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers Shows Dual Income Couples Fueling Market

November 10, 2012: 

Dual income households are comprising a greater portion of the housing market and helping sales recover, according to an annual study released today.

Commercial Market Sluggish, Yet Investment Continues to Improve

November 9, 2012: 

The commercial real estate market continues to recover at a sluggish pace. However, commercial real estate remains a solid investment, according to NAR.

Housing Market Uptrend Expected Through 2014

November 9, 2012: 

The housing market recovery should continue through the coming years, assuming there are no further limitations on the availability of mortgage credit or a "fiscal cliff," according to forecast presentations at a residential forum here at the 2012 Realtors® Conference and Expo.

Metro Area Home Prices Show Stronger Increases in Third Quarter, Sales Up

November 7, 2012: 

Growth in metropolitan area median home prices increased in the third quarter, and more areas are showing gains, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

How Will Sandy's Damage Affect Real Estate?

November 5, 2012: 

The damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy will create a market slowdown in the short term, but the areas affected will likely see a big boost in later months.

Home Ownership Rate to Rise Soon?

November 2, 2012: 

Another sign of economic recovery: The home ownership rate is no longer falling, and some housing analysts expect it to soon start rising.