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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 (Dec.)
Sales 5.04 million units*
Median Price $209,500
*seasonally adjusted annual rate
Housing Starts (Dec.) 1.089 million
New Home Sales (Nov.) 438,000

U.S. Economic Outlook (PDF: 28 KB)

From Our Blogs

  • The U.S. economy grew in the final quarter of 2014, but at a slower pace.  A sizable reduction in national defense spending and weakening exports from the rising dollar were key reasons for the slower expansion.  Despite hitting the speed bump there is sufficient economic momentum for the economy to move ahead and easily avoid recession in 2015.  Job creations will continue.
  • Specifically, GDP in the fourth quarter grew at 2.6 percent (annualized rate) after the robust rates...

Does Home Staging Help?

This report gives the results of a survey of REALTORS® on the effectiveness of home staging.