The National Association of REALTORS® does research on a wide range of topics of interest to real estate practitioners, including market data, commercial, international, home buying and selling, NAR member information, and technology. Use the data they contain to improve your business through knowledge of the latest trends and statistics.

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Commercial Research

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Commercial Lending Survey

The annual Commercial Lending Survey provides insights into REALTORS®' commercial financing conditions. The report details liquidity conditions, market impact, funding sources, and respondents' comments.


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Case Studies in Repurposing Vacant Retail Malls

The case studies in this report showcase how vacant retail malls are being repurposed and the sources of financing for these projects.

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Commercial Market Insights

The Commercial Market Insights Report provides in-depth analysis and market insights on the commercial real estate market, with a focus on multi-family, office, industrial, and retail properties.

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Commercial Member Profile

This annual report describes the business, transaction, and demographic characteristics of commercial members, and defines the property information needs of this segment of NAR membership.

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Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends

This annual report focuses on this significant segment of the economy and real estate markets.

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Commercial Real Estate Market Trends and Outlook

This quarterly report combines and replaces the Commercial Real Estate Market Survey and the Commercial Real Estate Outlook. If focuses on commercial transactions of REALTORS® and affiliate members, and opportunities and challenges facing commercial practitioners.

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Expectations and Market Realities in Real Estate

This annual report focuses on economic outlook, capital markets, highlights and expectations for the five major commercial property sector markets, and a collective analysis of the commercial investment environment.

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Like-Kind Exchange Survey

This report provides the REALTOR® perspective on 1031 like-kind exchanges, which allow for the deferral of tax owed on any gain from the sale of a real estate property as long as the proceeds are reinvested in a similar property.

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NAR Flash Survey: Economic Pulse

This report looks at the effects on leasing, purchasing, and building practices such as offering more hand-sanitizer or requiring more frequent cleaning.

Consumer Opinion

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Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey

This quarterly report reflects consumer feelings about the housing market. It includes views on housing as a good financial investment, whether homeownership is part of the American Dream, if now is a good time to buy or sell a home, and perception of home price changes.

Financing

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Student Loan Debt and Housing Report

This survey by SALT® and NAR of people with student loan debt looks at the way the debt affects their ability to buy a home.

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Downpayment Expectations and Hurdles to Homeownership

This report looks at downpayment expectations from U.S. home buyer households, consumers, and REALTORS®. It examines downpayment amounts, assistance, sources of downpayment, factors holding back savings for a downpayment, and related topics.

Mortgage Originators Survey

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These quarterly surveys ask a sample of mortgage lenders about the QM rule’s impact on their business and how the rule could in turn impact consumers.

Home Buyers and Sellers

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Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

This annual report provides information on demographics, housing characteristics and the experience of consumers in the housing market. Buyers and sellers also share information on the role that real estate professionals play in home sales transactions.


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Animal House: Pets in the Home Buying and Selling Process

This report analyzes REALTOR® recommendations and actions taken by home buyers and sellers to best accommodate their pets and present their homes in the best light.

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Buyer Bios

This report contains information from the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers about specific buyer and seller types.

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Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report

This annual report examines the generational differences of home buyers and sellers in the current real estate marketplace.

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Meeting the Needs of Buyers and Sellers During and After the Pandemic

Real estate agents provide high value, and during a pandemic need to meet high expectations.

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Most Popular Areas for Millennials

NAR analyzed employment gains, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the largest 100 metropolitan statistical areas across the country to identify the best purchase markets for millennial homebuyers. This report focuses on the top 10.

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Moving With Kids

The information in this report comes from NAR's Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and highlights the characteristics of families with children who are buying or selling a home.

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NAR Flash Survey: Economic Pulse

NAR conducted a flash survey of members on the impact of the coronavirus on their market, including mortgage rates, buyer interest, and seller behavior.

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Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers in Subregions

This report contains information from the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers about buyers in subregions of the United States.

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Profile of LGB Buyers and Sellers

This report examines the distinct differences found between LGB, bisexual, and heterosexual home buyers and sellers.

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Remodeling Impact: Animals in Homes

This report looks at rental and home search considerations for animal owners, remodeling projects that animal owners undertook and their level of satisfaction upon completion of various projects, and provides selling advice from REALTORS® for animals owners.

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Top 10 Most Favorable Areas for Millennials During the Pandemic

These markets were chosen for affordability, inventory availability, strong presence of millennial residents, a lower share of the industries most affected by the lockdown, and fewer job losses during the pandemic than the average.

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US Vacation Home Counties

This report breaks down the share of home sales by primary residences, vacation homes, or investment properties, and presents several characteristics of the non-primary residence transaction.

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Veterans and Active Military Home Buyers and Sellers Profile

This annual survey examines the differences and similarities between veteran and active military home buyers and sellers and those who have never served in the military.

Homeownership/Home Features

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Remodeling Impact Report

This report takes a deep dive into the reasons for remodeling, the success of taking on projects, and the increased happiness found in the home once a project is completed.

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Remodeling Impact Report: Animals in Homes

This report looks at rental and home search considerations for animal owners, remodeling projects that animal owners undertook and their level of satisfaction upon completion of various projects, and provides selling advice from REALTORS® for animals owners.

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Remodeling Impact: D.I.Y.

This report takes a deep dive into the differences between remodeling when hiring a professional compared to individuals who “do it yourself” (D.I.Y. ).

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Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features

This report looks at the reasons homeowners complete outdoor remodeling projects, the value of taking on such projects, and the increased happiness experienced by homeowners once a project is completed.


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Home Price Gains by Years of Tenure

This study analyzes whether homeowners are more likely to experience a home price gain or loss during the period when they hold a home.

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Profile of Buyers' Home Feature Preferences

This report examines the features buyers prefer when it comes to purchasing a home, as well as the differences in preferences when it comes to factors such as region, demographics and household composition.

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Profile of Home Staging

This report gives the results of a survey of REALTORS® on the effectiveness of home staging.

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Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing

This report looks at how homeownership leads to positive social outcomes. It examines not only the ownership of homes, but also the impact of stable housing.

International

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Profile of International Transactions In U.S. Residential Real Estate 2019

Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate 

This annual report reveals the top five countries of origin for foreign home buyers and how these buyers are utilizing the services of REALTORS®.


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Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends

The Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends report focuses on this significant segment of the economy and real estate markets.

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Inbound Referral Business of International REALTOR® Members

This study looks at the referrals International Realtor® Members (IRMs) receive from their contacts abroad and the challenges and opportunities regarding the international referral business.

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Local Market Assessments

Following the step-by-step processes discussed in these state-level case studies can help you learn to identify and cultivate global business, which is a growing real estate specialty in the U.S.

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Outbound Referral Business of Latin America and Caribbean International REALTOR® Members

NAR and its local partners conducted a survey on the outbound referral business of International REALTOR® Members (IRM) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The objective of the survey was to better understand global members and their transactions. 

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Profile of International Home Buyers of Miami Association of REALTORS® Members

International sales are a growing market for Miami. Because of the cultural and linguistic challenges presented by these transactions, this is currently a niche market, but there is plenty of opportunity for REALTORS® interested in both commercial and residential sales to foreigners. This is an annual report.

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Profile of International Residential Real Estate Activity in Florida

Florida is the state which produces the largest share of U.S. residential home sales to international clients, accounting for 23 percent of total sales. NAR estimates these sales at $68.2 Billion to resident and non-resident foreigners. This is an annual report.

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Profile of International Residential Transactions of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®

This annual report highlights the results of a survey of international residential transactions experiences of members of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®.

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Profile of International Residential Transactions of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

This annual report highlights the results of a survey of international residential transactions experiences of members of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®.

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State-by-State International Business Reports

These annual reports look at international business activity by state, including the number of foreigners arriving from various countries, homeownership rates, and top exports.

Land Markets

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REALTORS® Land Institute—NAR Land Market Survey

This annual report is conducted jointly by the REALTORS® Land Institute and NAR. Its focus is to present accurate information on current trends in the land markets and on the general state of land sales.

Market Data

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REALTORS® Confidence Index

REALTORS® Confidence Index

The monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions. In addition, the "Questions of the Month," feature results of a timely aspect of the housing market.

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Foot Traffic

Foot traffic has a strong correlation with future contracts and home sales, so it can be viewed as a peek ahead at sales trends two to three months into the future.

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Local Market Reports (Login required)

Every quarter, NAR Research compiles and publishes local information on markets, state taxes and fiscal conditions, wealth gain by metro area, subprime ARM performance, mortgage conditions, the economic impact of real estate, and existing home sales and prices.

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Marijuana and Real Estate: A Budding Issue

As marijuana intersects with real estate, the demand for both residential and commercial properties is a growing market. NAR surveyed its membership regarding their interaction with marijuana and the real estate sector in states where marijuana is legal.

2020 Market Recovery Survey

 Market Recovery Survey

The coronavirus has affected markets across the nation, but members are in the process of regaining their footing. This report provides a snapshot of the recovery process for both residential and commercial markets.

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Metro Area Housing Wealth Gains

Homeownership is the largest source of wealth among households, and contributes positively to the homeowner’s and children’s economic condition because the home equity can be tapped for other expenditures. These calculations, by metropolitan statistical area, are illustrative of the magnitude of the wealth gains over time.

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NAR Flash Survey: Economic Pulse

NAR conducted a flash survey of members on the impact of the coronavirus on their market, including mortgage rates, buyer interest, and seller behavior.

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The Real Estate Mantra: Locate Near Public Transportation

This study compares residential and commercial property sales near fixed-guideway stations with those in areas without public transit access.

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State Employment Monitor

Employment and income are key drivers of housing demand. This report tracks employment and wage trends and how these trends affect the real estate market and housing demand.

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State-by-State Economic Impact of Real Estate Activity

How is the housing market in your state affecting the local economy? These annual reports outline the total economic impact of real estate related industries on the state economy, as well as the expenditures that result from a single home sale, including aspects like home construction costs, real estate brokerage, mortgage lending and title insurance. Find out how much the real estate industry is affecting the gross state product for your area.

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REALTORS® and Sustainability

In a 2019 survey, a majority of residential and commercial brokers said that energy efficiency promotion in listings was valuable.

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Weekly Housing Market Monitor

NAR Research compiles the latest housing market data in this weekly monitor, based on what REALTORS® are seeing in their market, mortgage data, jobless claims, foot traffic, and the latest home sales numbers.

NAR Member Information

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Member Profile

Based on a random sampling of NAR’s membership, the annual Member Profile strives to answer the question: Who are REALTORS®? It looks at a variety of economic and demographic characteristics, and business practices.


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Appraiser Trends Survey

NAR seeks to determine whether a shortage of appraisers exists and to what extent, and to explore other issues facing the appraisal profession.

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C.A.R.E. Report: Community Aid and Real Estate

This report provides insight on the monetary and volunteer contributions that general members at-large, broker-owners, and Association Executives (AEs) or Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Staff give to society.

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Choosing a Career in Real Estate 2017

The impetus of this survey was to discover how and why members of the National Association of REALTORS® chose real estate as a career. The report also examines how each gender, race, and ethnicity is doing once active in real estate.

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Commercial Member Profile

This annual report describes the business, transaction, and demographic characteristics of commercial members, and defines the property information needs of this segment of NAR membership. Download from the REALTOR® Store.

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Federal Government Shutdown Survey

NAR surveyed members about the effects on their business of the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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Health Insurance Survey

This survey focuses on NAR members' health insurance: Do they have insurance? If not, why not? If so, what does it cover? What are the premiums and deductibles and terms of the policies? Are members interested in an NAR-sponsored health insurance plan?

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Member Safety
NAR surveyed members about their feelings of safety, their experiences, and precautions they take to protect themselves.

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Profile of Real Estate Firms

This annual focuses on firm executives who are members of NAR. The report provides insight into the business characteristics, business activity, franchised firms, benefits and education at firms, and the future outlook of firms.

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REALTORS® and the New Closing Process Survey

The TILA‐RESPA Integrated Documentation (TRID) or Know Before You Owe rules went into affect on October 3rd 2015. This survey tracks REALTORS® experiences with the new process.

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Teams Survey

This survey focuses on NAR members' involvement in real estate teams.

Technology

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NAR Web Site Traffic Statistics (Login required)

Find out who visits NAR's Web sites, realtor.com® and nar.realtor, and how often. Learn what's important to fellow REALTORS® and the general public plus know realtor.com®'s position in the real estate vertical marketplace.

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Real Estate in a Digital Age

Like the rest of the world, real estate has gone digital. Learn how buyers search for homes, and how REALTORS® use technology to get ahead.

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REALTOR® Technology Survey

This survey provides an overview on REALTORS®' technology usage and needs specifically: social networking, lead generation, and more.

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Smart Homes and REALTORS®

Learn about the home features tech-savvy clients are looking for, which brands they’re familiar with, and more.

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