Fast Facts: House-Hunting With Kids in Tow

Buyers with children have different needs than those without. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2018 Moving with Kids Report (part of NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers): Buyers with children prioritize schools—unsurprisingly. Fifty percent of buyers with children say the district in their locale matters, compared to 11 percent without children. […]

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What Today’s Sellers Want

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). NAR has been administering its annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey since 1981. The survey has grown from 59 to 131 questions, and gives us great insight into the trends, wants and needs associated with the most significant financial decision of […]

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Exactly How Big Is the Military Market?

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). Current and former military are a huge demographic segment in the U.S. According to the most recent Demographics Report (2015) from Military OneSource, prepared for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) across active duty and reserve populations, there are 2.1 million military personnel. […]

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Infographic: How Recent Buyers Purchased Their Home

Demand and home prices are increasing, but that has yet to keep homebuyers out of the market. Here is how they did it:  For more information, please visit www.nar.realtor. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Best and Worst Places for Millennial Home-Buying

Members of the millennial generation, especially first-time buyers, are already struggling to purchase a home due to student loan debt, trouble saving for a down payment and tight inventory—factors cited in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. According to GOBankingRates, slow wage growth and low unemployment rates across […]

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Will new commission models die in the next downturn?

Alternative business models that offer new commission models including a reduced commission in exchange for less service typically explode in seller’s markets. Do these models represent the future, or will most disappear in the next downturn …

Pinterest: a gold mine for finding bachelorette buyers?

A recent study revealed that single women represent a much more fruitful source of leads than single men. They are buying homes at nearly twice the rate as single men, according to the 2012 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home …