Regional Data Archive

May 2016 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago as higher home prices cause a slip in affordability. Median family incomes are not rising at the pace of home prices however, historically lower rates provide opportunities...

Home Searches with Open Houses

While the top information sources used during the home buying process continue to be online websites (89 percent) and real estate agents (87 percent), 48 percent of recent home buyers used open houses as an information source during their...

March 2016 Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that the housing market sales increased and bounced back from last month, as March’s existing-home sales reach the 5.33 million seasonally adjusted annual rate.  March’s existing sales are up 1.5...

Gen X: Millennials Are Not the Only Generation that Wants to Buy

While Millennials, or Gen Y, are the largest group of homebuyers, Gen X is also an important generational group. For starters they comprise 26 percent of recent buyers and are the most racially and ethnically diverse population of buyers[1]....

February 2016 Housing Affordability Index

While home price growth eased to a slower pace last month, at the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago as rates are modestly higher and price growth continues to outstrip household income growth. Housing affordability...