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Research & Statistics

NAR provides the premier indicators of housing market activity, collecting and disseminating timely, accurate, and comprehensive of real estate data and analysis for REALTORS® and consumers. Here you can find monthly data on sales, prices, and inventory levels, and statistics on affordability, local markets, and commercial, global, vacation and investment property.

Housing Indicators

Existing-Home (Oct.)
Sales 5.26 million units*
Median Price $208,300
*seasonally adjusted annual rate
Housing Starts (Oct.) 1.009 million
New Home Sales (Sept.) 467,000

U.S. Economic Outlook (PDF: 28 KB)

From Our Blogs

  • Insurance claims by the jobless continue to decline, a sign of the continuing good health of the labor market. Claims for unemployment insurance filed in the week of December 13 totaled 298,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week. This puts the 4-week moving average to 298,750, which is below the 300,000 benchmark that signals a healthy economy. A healthy job market is important to keep the housing market recovery going.

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2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

This report provides information on demographics, housing characteristics and the experience of consumers in the housing market, including the role that real estate professionals play in home sales transactions.