Record number first-time home buyers, says NAR by Sharon Hill in Real Estate 16 Nov 2009 First-time home buyers reached the highest market share on record during the past year, according to the latest consumer survey of 9,138 home buyers and sellers. The study was released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) at last week’s 2009 Realtors Conference & Expo. The 2009 National Association of Realt This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Sharon Hill Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.