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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Existing-Home Sales

After moving upward for two straight months, existing-home sales retreated in April on both a monthly and annualized basis.

Pending Home Sales

Pending home sales inched higher for the second consecutive month, but inventory constraints kept overall activity below year ago levels.

NAR Statistical News Release Schedule

All releases at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
May 31: April Pending Home Sales Index
June 20: May Existing-Home Sales
June 27: May Pending Home Sales
July 23: June Existing-Home Sales
July 30: June Pending Home Sales
August 8: 2nd Qtr. Metro Home Prices
August 22: July Existing-Home Sales

Full News Release Schedule

Contract Signings up 3.1% in February

Pending home sales rose month-to-month, but NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun sees continued volatility due to weather-related swings in the northeast.

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.

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The number of construction workers is rising, but is insufficient, even though the average wage rate of a non-supervisory construction worker, at $27, is much higher than the average wage of all workers, at $22 per hour.