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

Existing-Home Sales

Two of the four major U.S. regions saw a slight dip in sales, while the West saw growth and the Midwest essentially bore no changes last month.

Pending Home Sales

Only the Midwest region experienced growth, while the remaining three regions reported a drop in their respective contract activity.

NAR Statistical News Release Schedule

All releases at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
June 21: May Existing-Home Sales
June 27: May Pending Home Sales Index
July 23: June Existing-Home Sales
July 30: June Pending Home Sales Index
August 7: 2nd Qtr. Metro Home Prices

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.

Legal Action Program

Provides financial assistance to support litigation of significance to the real estate industry and private property rights.