Existing-home sales snapped back solidly in December as more buyers reached the market before the end of the year, and the delayed closings resulting from the rollout of the Know Before You Owe initiative pushed a portion of November’s would-be transactions into last month’s figure.
- Read the full news release.
- View supplemental market data (Excel: 47 KB)
- See the summary of December 2015 Existing Home Sales Statistics (PPT: 1.74 MB)
The Existing-Home Sales data measures sales and prices of existing single-family homes for the nation overall, and gives breakdowns for the West, Midwest, South, and Northeast regions of the country. These figures include condos and co-ops, in addition to single-family homes.
Next release: Existing-Home Sales for January, 2015 is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
Current sales rates, actual totals and median prices by month going back 12 months. Annual totals for three years. Includes all existing-home sales — single-family, condos and co-ops — rolled into monthly and annual totals. This file contains figures for the nation and four regions. It does not contain breakouts.
Existing-Home Sales Overview Chart for Printing (PDF: 27 KB)
Existing-Home Sales Overview Chart for Database Work (MS Excel: 37 KB)
Breakouts of Single-family, Condo and Co-op
Figures for the nation only — includes total existing-home sales, single-family sales and condo/co-op sales seasonally adjusted and actual. Months supply by category also included. Median and average sales prices for all existing-home sales, for single-family sales and for condo-co-op sales.
Single-Family Existing-Home Sales and Prices
Current single-family existing-home sales rates, actual totals and median prices by month for 12 months. Annual totals for three years. Figures for the nation and four regions.
Condo and Co-op Sales and Prices
Current condo and co-op sales rates, actual totals and median prices by month for 12 months. Annual totals for three years. Figures for the nation and four regions.
Seasonally-Adjusted Historical Files
Each February, in conjunction with the release of final data for the previous calendar year, NAR Research conducts a normal review of seasonal activity and fine-tunes historic data for the past three years based on the most recent findings. For example, in data posted in February 2015 revisions have been made to monthly seasonally adjusted annual sales rates for 2012 through 2014, as well as the inventory month's supply data; most revisions are minor with little or no impact on previous characterizations of the overall market. There are no revisions to monthly home prices (single family and condo) or to raw inventory data (beyond normal prior-month revisions).
Seasonally-Adjusted Historical Files (MS Excel: 28 KB)
Historical data can be purchased in the REALTOR® Store.
If you have questions about this data, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Existing-Home Sales for January, 2016 is scheduled for Friday, February 23, 2016.
The NAR Public Affairs Office issues a news release on or near the 25th of each month with the latest existing-home sales figures. The releases include analysis and quotes by NAR's Chief Economist Lawrence Yun regarding the sales volume, prices, inventory and interest rates.