Meet the Buyers and Sellers

NEW ORLEANS (MarketWatch) -- Despite low mortgage interest rates, a smaller percentage of first-time home buyers are entering the market, according to an annual profile of buyers and sellers released by the National Association of Realtors on Saturday.
During the year ending in June, 36 percent of all buyers who purchased a home were first-time buyers, according to the association's annual profile of home buyers and sellers. That's down from 40 percent a