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Position yourself as a real estate expert.  This collection of resources – Web sites, reports and presentations – helps you stay on top of the real estate market.

Mahoning Valley Housing Report (MVHR)

Mahoning Valley Housing Report (MVHR)

Mahoning Valley Housing Report (MVHR)™

From RE/MAX Valley Real Estate, Boardman, Ohio. The best source for information about the Mahoning Valley (Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties). Statistics on median home prices, absorption rates, days on market and more.

RE/MAX National Housing Report

RE/MAX National Housing Report

The Associated Press -  RE/MAX Monthly Housing Report The RE/MAX National Housing Report is a 55-city report is released around the 25th of each month for the previous month. The RE/MAX National Housing Report seeks to be the most comprehensive housing report available.

See current data here

FHFA: House Price Index (HPI) & Monthly Interest Rate Survey (MIRS)

House Price Index (HPI).

House Pricing Index

The FHFA monthly index (formerly called the OFHEO Monthly House Price Index), is calculated using purchase prices of houses with mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. The index provides an indicator of house price conditions for the nation and each of the nine Census Divisions.

There is also a calculator estimates the value of your home based on the appreciation of the average home price  for your area.  ► See calculator.

Monthly Interest Rate Survey (MIRS) The survey provides monthly information on interest rates, terms, and house prices by property type  and by lender type, as well as information on 15- and 30-year fixed-rate loans.  In addition, the survey provides quarterly information on conventional loans by major metropolitan area and by FHL Bank district.

PMI Economic and Real Estate Trends (ERET)

PMI Economic and Real Estate Trends (ERET)

PMI Economic and Real Estate Trends (ERET)

This report contains the US Market Risk Index, and is published quarterly by PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. The Risk Index is a statistical model that measures geographic house price risk by predicting the probability that home prices in the nation's 381 largest metropolitan statistical areas  will be lower in two years.

University of Michigan's Index of Consumer Sentiment

University of Michigan's Index of Consumer Sentiment (MCSI) uses telephone surveys to gather information on consumer expectations regarding the overall economy, including housing. It is believed that if consumers are confident in their own finances, they are more apt to make large purchases, including houses, in the near future.

Conference Board: Index of Leading Indicators

Index of Leading Indicators is an index to estimate future economic activity. It is published by The Conference Board, which tracks ten key variables that are said to turn downward before a recession and upward before an expansion. Although, not right on every occasion, the index has proved valuable in  predicting recessions over the past 50 years.

 U.S. Economic Indicators
The Conference Board

Freddie Mac: Conventional Mortgage Home Price Index (CMHPI)

(CMHPI)(from Freddie Mac) provides a measure of typical price inflation or houses within the United States. Values are calculated quarterly at five levels of geographical aggregation: Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), state, Census division, and national.

S&P/Case-Shiller: Home Price Indices

S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices The Indices are calculated monthly using a three-month moving average and published with a two month lag. New index levels are released at 9am EST on the last Tuesday of every month.


A REALTOR® is a good source for finding out the status of your local housing market. Ask him/her for an estimate of the "absorption rate" for your market area to see how quickly your home could sell. See: Use "Absorption Rate" To Help Sell Your Home More Quickly

Ohio Association of REALTORS , is continuously compiling housing statistics from local real estate boards.

NAR: Pending Home Sales (PHSI) and Existing-Home Sales

Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)

 NAR Housing Indicators
National Association of REALTORS®

Released during the first week of each month by the National Association of REALTOR's   It is designed to be a leading indicator of housing activity. The PHSI Index tracks signed real estate contracts for existing single-family homes, condos and co-ops. Modeling for the PHSI looks at the monthly relationship between existing-home sale contracts and transaction closings over the last four years.

Existing Home Sales Series  Also from the National Association of REALTOR's The Existing Home Sales Series the premier measurement of the residential real estate market. On or about the 25th of each month, NAR releases statistics on sales and prices of existing single-family homes for the nation and the four regions. These figures include condos and co-ops, in addition to single-family homes.

NAHB: Housing Mkt. (HMI), Housing Opp. (HOI), and New Home Sales

The NAHB-Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI)

 NAHB Housing Indicators
National Association of Home Builders

A monthly survey of National Association of Home Builders members designed to take the pulse of the single-family housing market. The NAHB/Wells Fargo HMI gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as either good, fair, or poor. The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers from very high to very low. A seasonally adjusted index is calculated such that any number over 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good rather than poor.

NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).

The National Association of Home Builders tracks the affordability of housing through its Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). It maintains data from metro, regional, and national reports. You can also learn more about how the interest rate affects housing affordability.

Housing Affordability Index - 2nd Quarter 2011
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
Share of Homes Affordable for Median Income: 93.7%
Estimated Median Family Income: $54,9500
Median Sale Price: $78,000
National Rank (Lg. Metro) 1
National Rank (all Metros) 5
Regional Rank: 4

New Home Sales

New Home sales are actually a statistic released by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, but will be commented on each month by NAHB via news release here. offers more information regarding housing starts, statistics, and forecasts  from National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Mortgage Bankers Association: Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry.  MBA publishes its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey with a Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, and a Refinance Index.

RealtyTrac: U.S. Foreclosure Market Report (New and Trends Center) Here you will find the latest foreclosure trends along with the U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™.

Institute for Supply Management: ISM Report On Business® Manufacturing

ISM Report On Business® Manufacturing from the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM publishes the monthly Manufacturing report which is an indication economic activity in the manufacturing sector.

Economics and Statistics Administration: Economic

The Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) is the bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce where economic and social change is chronicled, understood, and explained. Many political and business decisions are based upon the economic and demographic information produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Census Bureau, and STAT-USA.

Inman News

Inman Real Estate News - RE/MAX Feed -  Informative up-to-date articles covering all phases and types of real estate. Updated daily.

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