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November 2018 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates rose to 4.99 percent this November, up 19.1 percent compared to 4.19 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from...

October 2018 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates rose to 4.88 percent this October, up 18.7 percent compared to 4.11 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from...

Property Values By State from 2005-2018

Home price appreciation is an important topic in today’s economy. Using data from the American Community Survey (ACS), we can analyze the gains and losses of property values over time. I estimated the median property values by state in...

October 2018 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that October’s pending home sales pace was down 2.6 percent last month and fell 6.7 percent from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a signed contract...

October 2018 Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this October, bounced back after six straight months of declines and was up 3.4 percent from last month, but dropped 5.1 percent from last year. October’s...