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.
Pending home sales were essentially unchanged in January, according to NAR. Monthly gains in the South and Northeast were offset by declines in the West and Midwest.
Next release: Pending Home Sales for February is scheduled for March 27, 2014
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: 25 KB)
For database work: PHSI Overview Chart (MS Excel: 35 KB)
U.S. Economic Outlook : March 2014 (PDF: 60 KB)