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


Elizabeth La Jeunesse

Senior Research Analyst

Our Shrinking Supply of Low-Cost Rental Units

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Between 1990 and 2016, the number of rental units in the U.S. priced below $800 per month (in real terms)...

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Daniel McCue

Senior Research Associate

Digging Deeper: Ten Striking Findings from Our Latest State of the Nation’s Housing Report

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

This year marked 30 years since the Joint Center released its first report in 1988 and this year’s report –...

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