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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
April
5.61 million units*

Median
Price

$391,200
Housing Starts
April
1,724,000*
New Home Sales
March
763,000*

Latest Housing Statistics

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.

Existing-Home Sales

Existing-home sales fell for the third straight month in April, 2022, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.61 million. Sales were down 2.4% from the prior month and 5.9% from one year ago.

Pending Home Sales

The latest contract signings mark six consecutive months of declines and are at the slowest pace in nearly a decade. Month-over-month, only the Midwest saw an increase in pending sales in April, and all regions experienced declines year-over-year.

Latest State & Metro Area Data

The Latest From Our Research Desks

REALTORS® Confidence Index

Report
May 19, 2022
This report is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners.

Featured Presentations

Cover of Lawrence Yun's presentation slides from the 2022 Legislative Meetings Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum

Residential Real Estate Trends and Outlook
May 4, 2022: Presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum at the 2022 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.


Cover of Lawrence Yun's presentation slides from the 2022 Legislative Meetings Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum

Commercial Real Estate Trends and Outlook
May 4, 2022: Presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum at the 2022 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.


Cover of Gay Cororaton's presentation slides from the May 2022 Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum

Demand for Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers
May 4, 2022: Presented by NAR Senior Economist Gay Cororaton at the Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum at the 2022 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.


Cover of Jessica Lautz's presentation slides from the 2022 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings: The Future of Home

The Future of Home
May 4, 2022: Presented by NAR Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights Jessica Lautz at the 2022 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.

Latest Research News

Weekly Real Estate Monitor

Report
May 19, 2022
This weekly report compiles the latest residential and commercial market data and REALTOR® experience.

REALTORS® Confidence Index

Report
May 19, 2022
This report is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners.