Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers in Subregions

This report contains information from the 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers about buyers in subregions of the United States. The data comes from a survey of people who bought a home between July 2016–June 2017.

Subregions of the United States

  • New England: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
  • Middle Atlantic: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
  • East North Central: Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
  • West North Central: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri
  • South Atlantic: Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida
  • East South Central: Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama
  • West South Central: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana
  • Mountain: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico
  • Pacific: Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii

Information about Home Buyers and Home Sellers in the Report

Home Buyers

  • Median age
  • Median income
  • First-time vs. buyers of previously owned homes
  • Use of an agent or broker to buy a home
  • Marital status
  • Years expected to live in home
  • Student loan debt
  • Purchase of multi-generational housing
  • Active duty/veteran military service
  • Student Loan Debt

Home Sellers

  • Median age
  • Use of an agent or broker to sell a home
  • Reason for selling home
  • Timing of home sale
  • Median number of weeks to sell a home
  • Median percent of listing price received
  • For-Sale-by-Owner

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