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.

Reports & Papers

GSE Reform: None or Mostly Done?

August 05, 2019

Author: Don Layton

The State of the Nation's Housing 2019

June 25, 2019

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies

Defining Suburbs: How Definitions Shape the Suburban Landscape

February 20, 2019

Authors: Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, Shannon Rieger

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Data & Charts


Daniel McCue

Senior Research Associate

Headlines from the 2019 State of the Nation’s Housing Report

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

In the course of preparing our annual State of the Nation’s Housing report, we identify several especially noteworthy trends and...

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

GSE Reform: None or Mostly Done?

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Ever since the dust settled from the 2008 financial crisis, there has been focus in Washington on what to do...

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