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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

Month-over-month, contract signings in March 2022 increased in the Northeast and fell in the other three regions of the U.S. All regions reported decreases in year-over-year contract activity.

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.

April 2022 Commercial Market Insights

Report
May 9, 2022
Strong fundamentals in the multifamily, office, industrial, and retail markets are likely to keep the commercial market recovery going.