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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

  • Last week NAR released median home price information that showed gains of 5.5 percent in October 2014 home prices compared to October 2013.  This gain was slightly higher than the 5.3 percent seen in September and also higher than the 4.2 percent average price increase in the peak selling months of May to August.  Still, this rate of price growth is in the normal 4 to 6 percent range, a great improvement over the double-digit price growth that prevailed in 2013.
  • Today, both...

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.