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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.

Latest News

Pending Home Sales Rise in January to Highest Level in 18 Months

Improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015 pushed pending home sales in January to their highest level since August 2013.

Next release: The Pending Home Sales release for February is scheduled for March 30, 2015, at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time.

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: 17 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.