Home Sales Statistics Archive

Raw Count of Home Sales (September 2016)

Existing-home sales rose 3.2 percent in September from one month prior while new home sales increased 3.1 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of...

Veteran’s Day 2016: Active-Duty Military and Veteran Home Buyers

Today we honor those who have served our country, and those who are actively serving in the military, or have a spouse who is currently or has served in the past. Looking at data from the recently released 2016...

September 2016 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is up from a year ago for the third consecutive month. Mortgage rates ticked up and stood at 3.78 this September and increases are expected to continue. Housing affordability increased from a year...

September 2016 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that September’s pending home sales are up 1.5 percent from last month and also up 2.4 percent from a year ago. Pending sales are homes that have a signed...

Halloween and Home Sellers in 2016

Home sellers decide to move for many reasons. Using the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, we can discover these reasons as well as some surprising reasons for selling a home. Among all home sellers, 18 percent decided...