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.

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Latest Research Reports

Moving With Kids

This report highlights the characteristics of families with children who are buying or selling a home.

State Employment Monitor

This report tracks employment and wage trends and how these trends affect the real estate market and housing demand.

Existing-Home Sales

While two of the four major U.S. regions recorded minor sales jumps, the other two – the South and the West – experienced greater declines last month.

Pending Home Sales

Each of the four major regions recorded a rise in contract activity, with the West experiencing the highest surge.

NAR Statistical News Release Schedule

All releases at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
August 7: 2nd Qtr. Metro Home Prices
August 21: July Existing-Home Sales
August 29: July Pending Home Sales Index
September 19: August Existing-Home Sales
September 26: August Pending Home Sales Index
October 22: September Existing-Home Sales

Full News Release Schedule

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.

Latest News

At the national level, housing affordability is down slightly from last month but up from a year ago. Mortgage rates were down from last month at 4.30 percent this April, and down 7.7 percent compared to 4.66 percent a year ago.
Home prices are rising at a modest pace, at 3.6 percent nationally as of April 2019. However, the pace of price appreciation varies significantly across metro areas, with highly expensive metros ($700,000 or over) showing price declines and less expensive metro areas, usually with the median list price at $400,000 or below, are showing strong price gains.

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