United States New Home Sales 1963-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

New Home Sales in the United States decreased to 481 Thousand in March of 2015 from 543 Thousand in February of 2015. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 655.66 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.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
481.00 543.00 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 - United States New Home Sales - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - United States New Home Sales - was last refreshed on Monday, May 25, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-24 02:00 PM Feb 539K 500K (R) 470K 479.6K%
2015-04-23 03:00 PM Mar 481K 543K (R) 513K 520K%
2015-04-23 03:00 PM Mar -11.4% 5.6% (R)
2015-05-26 03:00 PM Apr 481K 510K 514.2K
2015-05-26 03:00 PM Apr -11.4%
2015-06-23 03:00 PM May 458.9K%


New Home Sales Fall Sharply


Sales of new single-family houses in the US shrank 11.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 units in March. It is the lowest figure in four months.

February's figure was revised up to 543,000 units from the previously reported 539,000 units.

In March, sales rose only in the Midwest by 5.9 percent and fell in the Northeast, South and West by 33.3 percent, 15.8 percent and 3.4 percent respectively. 

The median sales price of new houses sold in March 2015 was $277,400; the average sales price was $343,300. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of March was 213,000. This represents a supply of 5.3 months at the current sales rate.

U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/23/2015 3:11:34 PM


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US New Home Sales At 7-Year High
New U.S. single-family home sales surged 7.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000 units, the highest level since February 2008. Published on 2015-03-24

US New Home Sales Beat Expectations
Sales of new single-family houses were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 in January, much better than market forecasts. Although sales edged down 0.2 percent from a revised 482,000 in December, supply increased to its highest since 2010. Published on 2015-02-25


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.70 0.30 1.42 -1.72 percent [+]
Building Permits 1143.00 1038.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1135.00 944.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 481.00 543.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 11.10 12.00 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5040.00 5210.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -0.60 -0.10 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 54.00 56.00 78.00 8.00 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.04 3.85 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -1.50 -2.30 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 173.67 172.81 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]


New Home Sales Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 8076.00 Mar/15 7733.00 20768.00 5186.00 [+]
United States 481.00 Mar/15 543.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]