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


Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

Can America Finally Have a Stable Housing Finance System?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), a committee of federal financial regulators created by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and...

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Jared Schachner

Meyer Fellow

How Cognitive Skills Influence Inequality in Contemporary Housing Markets

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Which families gain access to neighborhood and school contexts most conducive to their children’s development? Race and class continue to...

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