Housing Markets & Conditions

With residential construction, home improvements, and related household expenditures accounting for roughly a fifth of GDP, housing market conditions are a critical indicator of the economy’s health. Our annual State of the Nation’s Housing report and other publications provide comprehensive analyses of new and existing home prices and sales, rents and vacancy rates, construction and improvement spending, and financial market indicators.

Data & Charts


Jonathan Spader

Senior Research Associate

New Book Asks: What It Would Take to Foster Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality?

Monday, October 22, 2018

More than 50 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, what would it take to meaningfully reduce residential...

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Alexander Hermann

Research Assistant

Price-to-Income Ratios are Nearing Historic Highs

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The typical sale price of an existing single-family home in 2017 was 4.2 times greater than the median household income,...

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