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Research and Statistics

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® provides the latest real estate research and statistics that affect the industry. Get the stats and stay informed.


Latest Research Reports

Existing-Home Sales

The Northeast and Midwest both reported growth last month, while the South and West saw sales decline.

Pending Home Sales

The West region reported the highest growth last month, while the other three major U.S. regions saw only marginal variances in month-over-month contract activity.

NAR Statistical News Release Schedule

All releases at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
January 22: December Existing-Home Sales
January 29: December Pending Home Sales Index
February 12: Q4 2019 Metro Home Prices
February 21: January Existing-Home Sales
February 27: January Pending Home Sales Index

Full News Release Schedule

Latest News

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The survey tracks current renters and homebuyers' views, aspirations, expectations, and experiences regarding homeownership.

Owners typically stay fewer years in their homes in metro areas with a high concentration of new residents, a NAR analysis shows.

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