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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
May
5.41 million units*

Median
Price

$407,600
Housing Starts
May
1,549,000*
New Home Sales
April
591,000*

Latest Housing Statistics

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

May 2022’s median existing-home sales price of $407,600 represents a 14.8% increase from one year ago. Month-over-month sales fell in three of the four regions of the U.S., and year-over-year sales were down in all four regions.

Pending Home Sales

Pending home sales crept higher in May, ending a six-month streak of declines. However, year-over-year contract activity slid in all four regions of the U.S.

Latest State & Metro Area Data

The Latest From Our Research Desks

May 2022 Foot Traffic

Report
June 21, 2022
Nationally, Sentrilock home showings in May 2022 were down 24% year-over-year, and declined in all four regions of the U.S.

REALTORS® Confidence Index

Report
June 21, 2022
This report is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners.

May 2022 Commercial Market Insights

Report
June 3, 2022
The pace of absorption has slowed in the industrial and retail markets as consumers cut back on spending amid high inflation.

Featured Presentations

Cover of Lawrence Yun's presentation slides from the 2022 Legislative Meetings Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum

Residential Real Estate Trends and Outlook
May 4, 2022: Presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum at the 2022 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.


Cover of Lawrence Yun's presentation slides from the 2022 Legislative Meetings Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum

Commercial Real Estate Trends and Outlook
May 4, 2022: Presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum at the 2022 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.


Cover of Gay Cororaton's presentation slides from the May 2022 Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum

Demand for Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers
May 4, 2022: Presented by NAR Senior Economist Gay Cororaton at the Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum at the 2022 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.


Cover of Jessica Lautz's presentation slides from the 2022 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings: The Future of Home

The Future of Home
May 4, 2022: Presented by NAR Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights Jessica Lautz at the 2022 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.

Latest Research News

NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit

On July 27, 2022, from 12:00–1:00 p.m. Eastern, NAR will hold its virtual Real Estate Forecast Summit: Residential Update event.

May 2022 Foot Traffic

Report
June 21, 2022
Nationally, Sentrilock home showings in May 2022 were down 24% year-over-year, and declined in all four regions of the U.S.

REALTORS® Confidence Index

Report
June 21, 2022
This report is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners.

Existing-Home Sales Fell 3.4% in May

June 21, 2022
At $407,600, the median existing-home sales price exceeded $400,000 for the first time in May 2022, and represents a 14.8% increase from one year ago.