United States Existing Home Sales  1968-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Sales of previously owned houses in the United States jumped 4.4 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5710 thousand in March of 2017 from a downwardly revised 5470 thousand in the previous month and beating market expectations of 5600 thousand. It is the highest value since February of 2007 due to a 4.3 percent rise in sales of single family houses (-3.4 percent in February 2017) and a 5 percent gain in condos (-7.7 percent). The average price went up 3.3 percent after being flat in the previous month and the months' worth of supply was steady at 3.8 percent. In addition, the number of houses available in the market increased to 1830 thousand from 1730 thousand. Existing Home Sales in the United States averaged 3896.31 Thousand from 1968 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7250 Thousand in September of 2005 and a record low of 1370 Thousand in March of 1970.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-22 02:00 PM Feb 5.48M 5.69M 5.57M 5.6M
2017-04-21 02:00 PM Mar 5.71M 5.47M 5.6M 5.5M
2017-04-21 02:00 PM Mar 4.4% -3.9% 2.5% 1.1%
2017-05-24 02:00 PM Apr 5.71M 5.7M
2017-05-24 02:00 PM Apr 4.4% 5.7M
2017-06-21 02:00 PM May 5.7M




United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1260.00 1216.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1215.00 1303.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 592.00 558.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 2.60 0.40 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5710.00 5470.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.80 -0.40 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.00 0.40 1.20 -1.70 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 68.00 71.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.22 4.28 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -1.80 1.50 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.70 63.50 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 192.81 192.41 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]


United States Existing Home Sales Notes

Existing Home Sales occurs when the mortgage is closed. Mortgage closing usually takes place 30-60 days after the sales contract is closed. . This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Existing Home Sales - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Existing Home Sales - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5710.00 5470.00 7250.00 1370.00 1968 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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Turkey 56253.00 Feb/17
United States 5710.00 Mar/17