Construction and Real Estate Survey

Construction and Real Estate Survey

Updated July 18, 2016

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


  • This poll was conducted July 5–13, 2016, and reflects activity in June 2016. Forty-two business contacts across the Sixth District participated in the poll: 20 homebuilders and 22 residential brokers.
  • The housing poll's 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.