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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
January
4.00 million units*

Median
Price

$379,100
Housing Starts
January
1,331,000*
New Home Sales
December
664,000*

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

In January 2024, sales accelerated in the Midwest, South and West, and remained steady in the Northeast. Year-over-year, sales improved in the West, and decreased in the Northeast, Midwest and South.

Pending Home Sales

Pending home sales surged in December 2023, with month-over-month and year-over-year transaction gains in the Midwest, West, and South and losses in the Northeast. NAR forecasts a 13% increase in existing-home sales from 2023 to 4.62 million in 2024.

Latest State & Metro Area Data

The Latest From Our Research Desks

December 2023 Foot Traffic

Report
January 23, 2024
Nationally, Sentrilock home showings were up 5% year-over-year. Showings rose in the South and Midwest regions, and fell in the Northeast and West.

Featured Presentations

Cover slide: Economic & Real Estate Outlook

Economic & Real Estate Outlook
December 12, 2023: Presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: The Year Ahead


Cover of Lawrence Yun's slides: Commercial and Economic Outlook, November 15, 2023

Commercial and Economic Outlook
November 15, 2023: Presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at 2023 NAR NXT: The REALTOR® Experience.


Cover of Matt Vance's slides: U.S. CRE Capital Markets Update, November 15, 2023

U.S. CRE Capital Market Update
November 15, 2023: Presented by Matt Vance at 2023 NAR NXT: The REALTOR® Experience.


Cover of Lawrence Yun's slides: Housing and Economic Outlook, November 14, 2023

Housing and Economic Outlook
November 14, 2023: Presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at 2023 NAR NXT: The REALTOR® Experience.


Cover of Jessica Lautz's slides on The Latest Data in Real Estate

The Latest Data in Real Estate
November 13, 2023: Presented by NAR Deputy Chief Economist Dr. Jessica Lautz at 2023 NAR NXT: The REALTOR® Experience.


Latest Research News

REALTORS® Confidence Index

Report
February 22, 2024
This report is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners.