Housing Reports: What the Real Estate and Mortgage Numbers Mean for You

for sale sign outside brick home
for sale sign outside brick home

Many a savvy real estate consumer has had their head spun by the dizzying array of sometimes-contradictory housing market reports that come out on a seemingly constant basis. Sales are up, then down, and so are prices (both up and down) -- same for interest rates. Often, these data reports are published within days of each other, but to be fair, they are published by different entities using different data metrics and often reporting on different time frames.