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


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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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

Beautiful Politics but Ugly Policy: The Role of the Implied Guarantee Subsidy in FHLB Membership

Monday, July 27, 2020

In February of this year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), regulator of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the eleven...

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