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.

Housing Indicators

Sales (Jan)

Median price

Housing Starts (Dec)**

New Home Sales (Dec)**

4.94 million units* $247,500 1,078,000* 621,000*

*seasonally adjusted annual rate
**NOTE: Due to the partial federal government shutdown, Housing Starts data are delayed. The housing indicators will be updated when new data is available.

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Latest Research Reports

2019 Q1 HOME Survey

In Q1 2019, 65% of people believe that now is a good time to buy a home, a slight increase over the previous quarter.

Existing-Home Sales

Of the four major U.S. regions, only the Northeast saw an uptick in sales activity last month.

Pending Home Sales

Pending home sales rebounded strongly in January, as all four major regions saw growth, including a larger surge in the South.

NAR Statistical News Release Schedule

All releases at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
March 22: February Existing-Home Sales
March 28: February Pending Home Sales Index
April 22: March Existing-Home Sales
April 30: March Pending Home Sales Index
May 14: 1st 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.

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The CIPS Designation

The CIPS designation provides NAR members with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize their business.