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NAR produces and analyzes a wide range of real estate data that can help guide your business and your clients.

Latest Housing Indicators

Sales
February
4.38 million units*

Median
Price

$384,500
Housing Starts
February
1,521,000*
New Home Sales
January
661,000*

Latest Housing Statistics and Real Estate Market Trends

Housing Affordability Index

The Housing Affordability Index measures whether or not a typical family earns enough income to qualify for a mortgage loan on a typical home.

Existing-Home Sales

Additional housing supply is helping to satisfy market demand, which has been on a steady rise due to population and job growth. In February 2024, sales increased in the West, South, and Midwest, and held steady in the Northeast. Year-over-year, sales declined in all regions.

Pending Home Sales

Pending home sales grew 1.6% in February 2024. The Midwest and South posted monthly gains in transactions while the Northeast and West recorded losses. All four U.S. regions registered year-over-year decreases.

Latest State & Metro Area Data

The Latest From Our Research Desks

Residential Real Estate Market Snapshot

Report
April 8, 2024
This monthly report provides insight into economic indicators that affect the housing market, including interest rates, employment, and inflation.

Featured Presentations

Cover of Lawrence Yun's slides: Real Estate Market Outlook, March 7, 2024

Commercial Real Estate Market Outlook
March 7, 2024: Presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: Commercial Update


Cover of Igor Popov's slides: The 2024 Rental Market, March 7, 2024

The 2024 Rental Market
March 7, 2024: Presented by Igor Popov at the NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: Commercial Update

Latest Research News

March 2024 Foot Traffic

Report
April 11, 2024
Nationally, Sentrilock home showings in March 2024 were up 6% year-over-year. Showings increased in the South, West, and Midwest regions of the U.S.

Residential Real Estate Market Snapshot

Report
April 8, 2024
This monthly report provides insight into economic indicators that affect the housing market, including interest rates, employment, and inflation.

Instant Reaction: Jobs, April 5, 2024

April 5, 2024
The job market is strong, with 303,000 net payroll job additions in March; 39,000 net new jobs in construction means more housing supply is coming.