A real estate agent is a good source for finding out the status of the local housing market. So is your statewide association of
Realtors, most of which are continuously compiling such statistics from local real estate boards.
For overall housing statistics, U.S. Housing Markets regularly publishes
quarterly reports on home building and home buying. Your local builders
association probably gets this report. If not, the housing research firm is
located in Canton, Mich.; call (800) 755-6269 for information; the firm also
maintains an Internet site. Finally, check with the U.S. Bureau of the
Census in Washington, D.C.; (301) 763-2422. The census bureau also maintains
a site on the Internet. The Chicago Title company also has published a
pamphlet, "Who's Buying Homes in America." Write Chicago Title and Trust
Family of Title Insurers, 171 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60601-3294.