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

New US single-family home sales jumped 16.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 619,000 in April of 2016, much higher than an upwardly revised 531,000 in the previous month and compared to market expectations of 523,000. It is the highest reading since January of 2008 and the biggest gain since 1992. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 652.45 Thousand from 1963 until 2016, 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
619.00 519.00 1389.00 270.00 1963 - 2016 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-25 02:00 PM Mar 511K 519K 520K 525K
2016-05-24 02:00 PM Apr 619K 531K 523K 531K
2016-05-24 02:00 PM Apr 16.6% -1.3% 2.0%
2016-06-23 02:00 PM May 16.6%
2016-06-23 02:00 PM May 619K 531K
2016-07-26 02:00 PM Jun

US New Home Sales Up to 8-Year High


New US single-family home sales jumped 16.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 619,000 in April of 2016, much higher than an upwardly revised 531,000 in the previous month and compared to market expectations of 523,000. It is the highest reading since January of 2008 and the biggest gain since 1992.

Sales in the Northeast surged 52.8 percent to 55,000, those in the west increased 18.8 percent to 152,000 and sales in the South went up 15.8 percent to 352,000, offsetting a 4.8 percent fall in sales in the Midwest (to 60,000).

The median sales price of new houses sold in April increased to $321,100 from $297,900 in March and 9.7 percent higher than a year earlier. The average sales price also went up to $379,800 from $353,900 in the previous month and rose 13.5 percent year-on-year.

The stock of new houses for sale declined 0.4 percent to 243,000. This represents a supply of 4.7 months at the current sales rate, the lowest since February last year.

Year-on-year, new home sales grew 23.8 percent in April.

US Census Bureau |Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/24/2016 3:16:00 PM

United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1116.00 1076.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1172.00 1089.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 619.00 519.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 4.60 1.40 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5450.00 5360.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.30 1.00 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 58.00 58.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Housing Index 0.70 0.40 1.20 -1.72 percent [+]
Mortgage Rate 3.85 3.82 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 2.30 -1.60 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.50 63.80 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 184.50 182.79 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]




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