seasonality Archive

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: March 2015 Survey Highlights

A monthly survey of  REALTORS® about their transactions in March 2015 indicated a pickup in market activity and more widespread confidence compared to conditions in February 2015 and a year ago. The seasonal uptick in market activity during spring and summer,...

Raw Count of Home Sales (March 2015)

Existing home sales rose 6.1 percent in March from one month prior while new home sales fell 11.4 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts...

EHS in 2014 by the Numbers – Part 4 – Popular Contract Dates

This blog post was written by Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics, and Hua Zhong, Data Analyst. You probably know that recent home listings went under contract slightly more often on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.  Here is the data...

EHS in 2014 by the Numbers – Part 3 – Popular Listing Dates

This blog post was written by Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics, and Hua Zhong, Data Analyst. You probably know that home listings go up most often on Thursdays and Fridays.  Here is the data to back up your...

EHS in 2014 by the Numbers – Part 2 – Least Common Closing Dates

This blog post was written by Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics, and Hua Zhong, Data Analyst. You probably know that home closings slow down during the holidays and earlier part of the week.  Here is the data to...