Construction and Real Estate Survey

Updated June 20, 2017

The Atlanta Fed conducts a monthly survey of residential brokers and homebuilders in an effort to detect emerging real estate trends prior to the release of official statistics. See below for a detailed summary of the most recent results.

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Archived summaries and charts of past surveys from May 2010 to March 2014 are also available.

Residential Real Estate

Residential Construction

Commercial Construction


  • The monthly Residential Real Estate and Residential Construction polls were conducted June 5–14, 2017, and reflect activity in May 2017. Thirty-six business contacts across the Sixth District participated in the polls: 15 homebuilders and 21 residential brokers.
  • The quarterly Commercial Construction poll was conducted April 10–19, 2017, and reflects activity in the first quarter of 2017. Eighteen business contacts across the Sixth District participated in the poll. Results reflect the collective views of business contacts working as general contractors, subcontractors, developers, financiers, and building material suppliers.
  • The diffusion indexes are calculated as the percentage of total respondents reporting increases minus the percentage reporting declines. Positive values in the index tend to indicate increased activity, and negative values tend to indicate decreased activity.