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February pending home sales rose to their highest level since June 2013 as gains in the Midwest and West offset declines in the Northeast and South.

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Next release: The Pending Home Sales release for March is scheduled for April 29, 2015, at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time.

The Pending Home Sales Index (PHS), a leading indicator of housing activity, measures housing contract activity, and is based on signed real estate contracts for existing single-family homes, condos and co-ops. Because a home goes under contract a month or two before it is sold, the Pending Home Sales Index generally leads Existing Home Sales by a month or two.

Monthly Index

The monthly index covers the past 12 months for the nation and four regions. The data includes seasonally adjusted as well as not seasonally adjusted figures.

For printing: PHSI Overview Chart (PDF: 24 KB)

For database work: PHSI Overview Chart (MS Excel: 36 KB)

Forecast

U.S. Economic Outlook (PDF: 28 KB)

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 the monthly seasonally adjusted pending sales index for 2012 through 2014; most revisions are minor with little or no impact on previous characterizations of the overall market.

Seasonally-Adjusted Historical Files (MS Excel: 86 KB)

Historical Information

Historical data can be purchased in the REALTOR® Store.

Questions?

If you have questions about this data, please email them to data@realtors.org.

The Pending Home Sales (PHS) index measures housing contract activity. It is based on signed real estate contracts for existing single-family homes, condos and co-ops.

March 30, 2015
In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about February 2015 pending home sales.
March 30, 2015
February pending home sales rose to their highest level since June 2013 as gains in the Midwest and West offset declines in the Northeast and South.
February 27, 2015
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the rise of pending home sales in January 2015.
February 27, 2015
Improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015 pushed pending home sales in January to their highest level since August 2013.
January 29, 2015
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about December pending home sales.

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April 29, 2015, 10 a.m. ET

2015 Statistical News Release Schedule

Pending Sales Rise, Inventory Low

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about February pending home sales.