Home Sales Statistics Archive

Data Will Help Tell Your Market’s Story

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has robust data and tools that can put real estate trends into context....

Is Property Ownership In Your Retirement Plan?

When you’re trying to pay your bills each month, it’s hard to think about retirement. But there are two things that can help you retire when the time comes. The first is owning your own home. It can be...
September 12, 2016

Are Renters Saying There’s Market Trouble Ahead?

When it comes to residential real estate, young households are the canary in the mineshaft. It’s a sign of market health if they’re able to find affordable houses to buy and also obtain financing. If homes aren’t available and...
March 28, 2016

Watch Rates, But Inventory Remains Key

The big challenge for the housing market today remains the lack of inventory, even though interest rates are rising, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said at his monthly press conference earlier this week in which he released the latest...
July 24, 2013

Home Owners Add $760 B in New Home Equity

Existing-home sales are up 2.1 percent in October from the previous month and home prices are up more than 11 percent from this same time last year, to $178,600. Sales are being driven by strengthening fundamentals—the improving jobs picture,...
November 20, 2012

Home Prices Up 11 Percent

Home sales dropped a bit over the last month but they remain strong compared to this time last year and price gains remain robust. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun released NAR’s September 2012 existing-home sales figures on Friday last...
October 22, 2012

Home Sales, Prices Both Up in August

Existing-home sales last month were up almost 8 percent from July and home prices were up 9.5 percent from a year ago, to $187,400. “More buyers are taking advantage of excellent housing affordability conditions,” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun...
September 19, 2012

Signs of Recovery Despite Financing Hurdles

Signs continue to come in that the housing market is seeing slow but steady improvement, although overly tight lending standards continue to hold back the market given the amount of pent-up demand that’s out there. Existing-home sales increased 2.3...
August 23, 2012

Economic Hurdles Call for Team Mentality

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt captivated audiences with his speed and charisma during the 2012 Summer Olympics. You may have noticed “The Fastest Man in the World” slows his steps ever so slightly when approaching the finish line during his...

Harvard: Home Sales Finally Poised to Improve

Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies released its annual State of the Nation’s Housing report for 2012 and it very closely tracks comments made by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun earlier this week at a CRE conference on...
June 14, 2012