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November 2017 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.19 percent this November, up 9.3 percent compared to 3.82 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from...

November 2017 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that November’s pending home sales pace was up modestly 0.2 percent last month and up slightly 0.8 percent from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a...

November 2017 Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this November jumped 5.6 percent from last month and rose 3.8 percent from last year. November’s existing-home sales reached 5.81 million seasonally adjusted annual rate. The...

October 2017 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that October’s pending home sales pace was up 3.5 percent last month and down slightly 0.6 percent from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a signed...

October 2017 Existing Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this September inclined 2.0 percent from last month but fell modestly 0.9 percent from last year. October’s existing home sales reached 5.48 million seasonally adjusted annual...