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Key Resources for Residential Real Estate Research
PolicyMap has US Housing data and maps on home sales, home values, property taxes, rents and rental units, housing units, vacancy, owners and renters, affordability and other residential variables.
National Association of Realtors - Research Reports
The National Association of REALTORS® is America's largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. Membership is composed of residential and commercial brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in the real estate industry. NAR produces research reports, housing statistics, and commercial research.
NAR Housing Statistics
Existing and pending home sales, housing affordability and metro area median home prices and affordability data.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Data Sets
HUD provides researchers with access to the original data sets generated by PD&R- (Office of Policy Development and Research) sponsored data collection efforts, including the American Housing Survey, median family incomes and income limits, as well as microdata from research initiatives on topics such as housing discrimination, the HUD-insured multifamily housing stock, and the public housing population.
HUD Office of Policy Development and Research
HUDr makes available printed and electronic copies of published HUD research. Primarily sponsored by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research, these reports, executive summaries, case studies, guidebooks, and market characteristics span the fields of housing and urban development and are available as free downloads.
Housing data from Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Historical data on housing starts, home prices, homeownership and monthly housing supply, available in spreadsheet or graphic format for download.
New Residential Construction data from the US Census
New residential construction and sales, construction spending and building permits data for the US. The Annual Characterisitcs of New Housing reports cover details on home features, financing, heating, square feet and more.
New Residential Sales data from the US Census
Sales data, construction price indices and quarterly sales by price and financing.
PwC Real Estate Investor Survey
The PwC Real Estate Investor Survey is an authoritative source for capitalization and discount rates, cash flow assumptions and actual criteria of active investors, as well as property market information. Each quarterly Survey issue contains:cash flow assumption data for 35 national and regional markets, Overall Cap Rate analysis, PwC Real Estate Barometer, Market pricing opinions, Valuation issues, and cash flow assumption data for three niche national markets including Hospitality, Development land, Student housing, and Self storage,.
PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate
Emerging Trend in Real Estate is an annual report that looks at economic and social trends that are impacting housing, apartment, retail, hotel, office, and other real estate segments in the US and Canada.
National Association of Home Builders research
Housing Economics research from the NAHB includes new and existing home sales reports, housing forecasts, starts and permits data, and the Housing Market Index.
Fannie Mae - Research and Insights
Fannie Mae produces regularly published research including the National Housing Survey, Economic and Housing Outlook, Mortgage Lender and Home Purchase Sentiment Surveys. Special topic publications, white papers and sponsored research on topics including home buying trends, home buyer demographic and regional surveys, and related economic and household wealth issues.
Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace. The site includes Zillow's living database of more than 110 million U.S. homes - including homes for sale, homes for rent and homes not currently on the market, as well as Zestimate home values, Rent Zestimates and other home-related information.
American Fact Finder - US Census
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys, including the American Community and Housing surveys, the Economic Census and annual Commodity Flow Survey.
American Housing Survey (AHS) - US Census
The AHS is sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The survey is the most comprehensive national housing survey in the United States.
This database provides demographic and business information for over 24 million US businesses and 206 million consumers.
Social Explorer contains data from the first Census in 1790 to the present day. Using their data, the user can generate maps of population or specific demographic variables by location, as well as reports.
SimplyAnalytics is a web-based mapping application that allows you to create thematic maps and reports using demographic, business and marketing data. Data can be downloaded for use with other software such as Excel and GIS. Examples of data included are Census data, Consumer Expenditure Survey and Nielsen Retail Market Power.
Technical notes: Users need to create their own account with @umich.edu email address in order to be able to save work.
Real Estate Associations - Residential
National Association of Realtors
The National Association of REALTORS® is America's largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members, including NAR's institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Mortgage Professional America (MPA)
Mortgage Professional America (MPA) is the mortgage & finance industry’s source of news, opinion and analysis. MPA provides latest breaking news, cutting-edge opinion that keeps mortgage & finance professionals up to date on their industry.
BiggerPockets is the web’s largest real estate hub with millions of pages of content… for free. It's also a networking site and a marketplace, where real-life real estate deal-making happens on a daily basis. It also has a collection of tools designed to help you make the best real estate investment decisions with ease.
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