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.


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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