Research and Statistics

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® provides the latest real estate research and statistics that affect the industry. Get the stats and stay informed.

Housing Indicators

Sales (Dec)

Median price

Housing Starts (Nov)

New Home Sales (Nov)

4.99 million units* $253,600 1,256,000* 657,000 *

*seasonally adjusted annual rate

**NOTE: Due to the partial federal government shutdown, Housing Starts data are delayed. The housing indicators will be updated when new data is available.

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