United States New Home Sales  1963-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Sales of new single-family houses in December 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000, up 10.8 percent from last month and higher than market expectations. Purchases increased in all four regions, led by a 31.6 percent jump in the Midwest and by 21 percent in the West. The supply of homes at the current sales rate dropped to 5.2 months from 5.6 months in the prior month. In 2015, new home sales increased 14.5 percent to 501,000. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 654.25 Thousand from 1963 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 1389 Thousand in July of 2005 and a record low of 270 Thousand in February of 2011. New Home Sales in the United States is reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.

United States New Home Sales
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
544.00 522.00 1389.00 270.00 1963 - 2015 Thousand Monthly
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A sale of the new house occurs with the signing of a sales contract or the acceptance of a deposit. The house can be in any stage of construction: not yet started, under construction, or already completed. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States New Home Sales - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States New Home Sales - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-12-23 03:00 PM Nov 490K 470K 505K 500K
2016-01-27 03:00 PM Dec 544K 491K 500K 510K
2016-01-27 03:00 PM Dec 10.8% 1.9% 2% 2%
2016-02-24 03:00 PM Jan 500K
2016-02-24 03:00 PM Jan
2016-03-23 02:00 PM Feb

US New Home Sales at 10-Month High


Sales of new single-family houses in December 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000, up 10.8 percent from last month and higher than market expectations. November sales were revised to 491,000 from 490,000. In 2015, new home sales increased 14.5 percent to 501,000.

Sales in the Midwest went up 31.6 percent, those in the Northeast rose 20.8 percent, sales in the west increased 21 percent and those in the South edged up 0.4 percent. 

The median sales price of new houses sold in December decreased to $288,900 from $297,000 in November and the average sales price declined to $346,400 from $364,200.

The stock of new houses for sale at the end of December was 237,000 (231,000 in November). This represents a supply of 5.2 months at the current sales rate, lower than 5.6 months in October and November. 

Year-on-year, new home sales grew 9.9 percent in December. 

Considering full 2015, an estimated 501,000 new homes were sold. This is 14.5 percent above the 2014 figure of 437,000.

US Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/27/2016 3:18:04 PM

United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1232.00 1161.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1149.00 1204.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 544.00 522.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 4.20 2.70 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5460.00 5480.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.10 -0.40 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.50 0.20 1.42 -1.72 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 60.00 61.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 3.97 4.02 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -2.60 8.80 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.80 63.70 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 182.86 182.83 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]




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