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

New Home Sales in the United States increased to 546 Thousand in May of 2015 from 534 Thousand in April of 2015. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 654.99 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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United States New Home Sales
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
546.00 534.00 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. Content for - United States New Home Sales - was last refreshed on Friday, July 3, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-26 03:00 PM Apr 517K 484K (R) 510K 514.2K%
2015-06-23 03:00 PM May 546K 534K (R) 525K 510K%
2015-06-23 03:00 PM May 2.2% 8.1% (R) 4.1%
2015-07-24 03:00 PM Jun 546K 554.2K
2015-07-24 03:00 PM Jun 2.2%
2015-08-25 03:00 PM Jul 566.4K


New Home Sales at 7-Year High


Sales of new single-family houses in the US increased 2.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 546,000 units in May. It is the highest figure since February of 2008, boosted by sales in the Northeast and the West.

The April figure was revised up to 534,000 units from the previously reported 517,000 units.

In May, sales in the Northeast jumped 87.5 percent and those in the West rose 13.1 percent. In contrast, sales in the Midwest fell 5.7 percent and those in the South shrank 4.3 percent. 

The median sales price of new houses sold in May 2015 was $282,800; the average sales price was $337,000. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of May was 206,000. This represents a supply of 4.5 months at the current sales rate (4.6 in April).

Year-on-year, new home sales were 19.5 percent above the May 2014 estimate of 457,000.

U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/23/2015 3:13:02 PM


Recent Releases

New Home Sales Beat Forecasts
Sales of new single-family houses in the US surged 6.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 517,000 units in April, boosted by sales in the South and the Midwest.
Published on 2015-05-26

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.
Published on 2015-04-23

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 0.30 0.30 1.42 -1.72 percent [+]
Building Permits 1275.00 1140.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1036.00 1165.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 546.00 534.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 10.40 14.00 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5350.00 5090.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.80 2.10 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 59.00 54.00 78.00 8.00 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.26 4.02 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -4.70 -7.60 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 177.01 175.20 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.70 64.00 69.20 62.90 percent [+]


New Home Sales Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 7946.00 May/15 8120.00 20768.00 5186.00 [+]
United States 546.00 May/15 534.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]