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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...

August 2016 Existing-Home Sales Over Ten Years

Every month NAR produces existing-home sales, median sales prices and inventory figures. The reporting of this data is always based on homes sold the previous month and the data is explained in comparison to the same month a year...

Home Buyer and Seller Race and Ethnicity Trends

Since 1997, respondents of the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers have had the option to choose as many or as few options for how they racially and ethnically identify themselves. Using this data, the ethnic and racial diversity...

July 2016 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is up from a year ago for the first time since February of 2015 when it improved 2.0 percent. Mortgage rates are 3.77 this July, which is the lowest rate since June 2013...

Raw Count of Home Sales (July 2016)

Existing-home sales dropped 3.2 percent in July from one month prior while new home sales rose 12.4 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of...