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Research and Statistics

NAR produces and analyzes a wide range of real estate data that can help guide your business and your clients.

Latest Housing Indicators

Sales
August
4.80 million units*

Median
Price

$389,500
Housing Starts
August
1,575,000*
New Home Sales
July
511,000*

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

August 2022 existing-home sales were down 0.4% from July and 19.9% from one year ago. The softness in home sales reflects this year’s escalating mortgage rates.

Pending Home Sales

July 2022's very modest decline in pending home sales reflects the recent retreat in mortgage rates.

Latest State & Metro Area Data

The Latest From Our Research Desks

August 2022 Foot Traffic

Report
September 22, 2022
Nationally, Sentrilock home showings were down 14% year-over-year. Showings declined in every region of the U.S.

Member Safety: Residential

Report
September 21, 2022
This report details how REALTORS® feel about their safety in residential real estate and what steps they are already taking to protect themselves.

Member Safety: Commercial

Report
September 21, 2022
This report details how REALTORS® feel about their safety in commercial real estate and what steps they are already taking to protect themselves.

Featured Presentations

Cover of Lawrence Yun's presentation slides from the 2022 NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: Residential Update

Economy, Residential, Commercial Real Estate
July 27, 2022: Presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: Residential Update


Cover of Jessica Lautz's presentation slides from the 2022 NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: Residential Update

REALTORS®' Current Experience and Market Opportunities
July 27, 2022: Presented by NAR Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights Jessica Lautz at the NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: Residential Update

Latest Research News

August 2022 Foot Traffic

Report
September 22, 2022
Nationally, Sentrilock home showings were down 14% year-over-year. Showings declined in every region of the U.S.

Member Safety: Commercial

Report
September 21, 2022
This report details how REALTORS® feel about their safety in commercial real estate and what steps they are already taking to protect themselves.

Member Safety: Residential

Report
September 21, 2022
This report details how REALTORS® feel about their safety in residential real estate and what steps they are already taking to protect themselves.

REALTORS® Confidence Index

Report
September 21, 2022
This report is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners.