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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 (Sept.)
Sales 5.17 million units*
Median Price $209,700
*seasonally adjusted annual rate
Housing Starts (Sept.) 1.017 million
New Home Sales (Aug.) 504,000

U.S. Economic Outlook : October 2014 (PDF: 45 KB)

From Our Blogs

  • Homebuilders were busier in September, digging more dirt and ready to bring more new homes to the market.  But construction was tilted towards multifamily apartment units.  Single-family home construction still remains well below historical norms.  A housing shortage is a definitive possibility next year unless homebuilders get more active.
  • In September, housing starts rose 6 percent to 1.02 million.  The figure is well below the needed figure of 1.50 million.  The laggard is...

2014 Profile of Real Estate Firms

This report examines real estate firms: their characteristics, business activity, education and training they offer employees, and their outlook.