NAR Research supports that homeowners, buyers, and sellers want to live in homes that are comfortable, safe, low maintenance, and affordable. Each of these are benefits of greener homes. The 2018 REALTORS® & Sustainability Report includes many highlights, including data on top market issues and growing client interest in sustainability.
According to findings from the 2018 REALTORS® and Sustainability Report, a majority of residential and commercial agents (71% and 70 %, respectively) believed promoting the energy efficient features of a property was valuable.
30% of those with vacation properties and 32% of those with investment properties plan to rent them in 2018 as a short-term rental.
72% of vacation property owners and 71% of investment property owners believe now is a good time to buy.
Demand is unrelieved as supply shortages continue to impede home sales.
Thirty-four percent of REALTORS® who responded to the survey expect international buying activity to increase in 2018.
This infographic shows the latest housing numbers for home sales, median home prices, housing starts, and new home sales.
49% of renters, and 78% of homeowners, think it's a good time to buy. People in the West are most likely to think that it's a good time to sell.
May 2018 brought 5.43 million in sales, a median sales price of $264,800, and 4.1 months of inventory. The median sales price is up 4.9% year over year, and inventory is down from 4.2 months in May 2017.
Total existing-home sales decreased 0.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43M in May from downwardly revised 5.45M in April. With last month’s decline, sales are now 3.0% below a year ago and have fallen year-over-year for 3 straight months.