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Housing Statistics

The National Association of REALTORS provides research and statistics on homes sales and prices.

Existing-Home Sales
NAR releases national and regional existing-home sales price and volume statistics on or about the 25th of each month. Each report includes data for 12 months and annual totals going back three years. Reports are available for existing single-family homes, condos, and co-ops. Both median and average prices are included.

Pending Home Sales Index
This leading indicator for housing activity is released during the first week of each month. The index measures housing contract activity. It is based on signed real estate contracts for existing single-family homes, condos, and co-ops.

Housing Affordability Index
This quarterly report measures the ability of a family earning the median income to purchase a median-priced home.

Metropolitan Median Home Prices and Affordability
NAR releases statistics on metropolitan area housing affordability and metropolitan area median home prices each quarter. The state existing-home sales report includes single-family houses, condos and co-ops. The price report reflects sales prices of existing single-family homes by metropolitan statistical area (MSA).