Economists' Outlook

Housing stats and analysis from NAR's research experts.

Characteristics of Home Buyers

The characteristics of home buyers has changed, likely due to tightened credit conditions. There is a higher share of married couples and a suppressed level of single buyers. There is also a lower than historical share of first-time buyers, and higher incomes among buyers in general. Here are two charts that display this trend:

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