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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
December
6.18 million units*

Median
Price

$358,000
Housing Starts
December
1,702,000*
New Home Sales
November
744,000*

Existing-Home Sales

Existing-home sales declined in December, snapping a streak of three straight months of gains, with sales falling in each of the four regions of the U.S.

Pending Home Sales

Each of the four major U.S. regions witnessed contract transactions decline month-over-month. Only the Midwest saw an increase year-over-year.

Latest State & Metro Area Data

The Latest From Our Research Desks

2022 Housing Market Hidden Gems

Report
December 15, 2021
NAR identified 10 markets with prices that were undervalued relative to their underlying market fundamentals in 2021 and are likely to rise in 2022.

November 2021 Commercial Market Insights

Report
December 1, 2021
The commercial real estate market has continued to recover. However, some major metro areas are still struggling with declines in office occupancy.

Featured Presentations

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Economic and Real Estate Outlook
December 15, 2021: Presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the 2021 NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: The Year Ahead.


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Home Buyers, Sellers, and Demographics
December 15, 2021: Presented by Dr. Jessica Lautz at the 2021 NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: The Year Ahead.


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Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum
November 12, 2021: Presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.


Presentation slides cover: Commercial Market Trends and Outlook

Commercial Market Trends and Outlook
November 12, 2021: Presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

Latest Research News

Employment Growth Statistics

Report
April 12, 2012
Both job creation and home construction can have a strong influence on the housing market. Changes in the aggregate level of employment...

State Employment Trends

Report
January 3, 2012
Release date: April 2012 March 2012 Data Highlights Unemployment: The US unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in March, down ...

Q&A on Re-Benchmarking of Home Sales

December 14, 2011
NAR takes its role as a leading source for housing information very seriously, and toward that end, NAR research will announce results.