Regional and Local Data Archive

A More Encompassing Look at Housing Affordability: REALTORS® Affordability Distribution Curve and Score

Because housing is a big part of many Americans’ financial wellbeing the ability to access homeownership – housing affordability – is an important topic. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Housing Affordability Index is a great way to understand...

REALTORS® Reported Stronger Buyer Traffic in February 2018 Amid Healthy Job Growth

In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents are asked “Compared to the same month last year, how would you rate the past month’s traffic in neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” Respondents rate buyer traffic...

December 2017 EHS 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...

REALTORS® Typically Expect Home Prices to Increase 3% in 2018

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the neighborhood or area where you make most of your sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?” Among...

Share of First-time Buyers Held Steady at 32% in 2017 as Home Prices Continue to Increase under Tight Supply

First-time buyers accounted for 32 percent of all buyers of existing homes in December 2017, also the full-year average, according to the December 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.[1] Compared to 2016, the share held steady, even as home prices...