Foot Traffic Archive

Latest Diffusion Index of Foot Traffic

Foot traffic as measured by NAR Research’s Diffusion Index bounced back in February following two months of sharp decline. This improvement suggests that the year-over-year decline in existing home sales should stabilize in the months ahead, though at a...

Latest Diffusion Index of Foot Traffic

For the second consecutive month foot traffic as measured by NAR’s Research diffusion index for foot traffic fell sharply. While bad weather may have played a role in this trend, the effect is widespread and significant. This movement suggests...

Latest Diffusion Index of Foot Traffic

For the third consecutive month, the diffusion index for foot traffic held roughly steady. This plateau follows a sharp mid-summer decline in the wake of a 1% increase in mortgage rates. Rates eased in October, but crept upward in...

Latest Diffusion Index of Foot Traffic

In no surprise, the sharp rise in mortgage rates from June through September had an impact on the market. The July and August readings of the diffusion index for foot traffic reflected the impact by way of a sharp...

Latest Diffusion Index of Foot Traffic

Every month NAR Research monitors foot traffic in roughly 160 markets across the country. The number of visits to actively listed homes has a strong correlation with future trends in contracts and closing for home sales. After a sharp...