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

New Home Sales in the United States increased to 507 Thousand in July from 481 Thousand in June of 2015. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 654.40 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
507.00 481.00 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. Content for - United States New Home Sales - was last refreshed on Friday, August 28, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-07-24 03:00 PM Jun 482K 517K(R) 546K 544K
2015-08-25 03:00 PM Jul 507K 481K 510K 521K
2015-08-25 03:00 PM Jul 5.4% -7.7% 5.8%
2015-09-24 03:00 PM Aug 5.4% 490.37%
2015-09-24 03:00 PM Aug 507K 490.37%
2015-10-24 03:00 PM Sep 501.19%


US New Home Sales Rebound


Sales of new single-family houses in the US rose 5.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 507,000 units in July, recovering from fall in June.

Figures for June were revised downwards to show new home sales fell at a faster 7.7 percent to 481 thousand from 482 thousand previously reported.

Sales in the Northeast went up for the third straight month and recorded the highest increase (23.1 percent), followed by the West (6.7 percent) and the South (5.8 percent) while sales in the Midwest shrank 6.9 percent. 

The median sales price of new houses sold in July 2015 was $285,900; the average sales price was $361,600. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of July was 218,000. This represents a supply of 5.2 months at the current sales rate (5.4 in May).

U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/25/2015 3:15:22 PM


Recent Releases

New Home Sales at 7-Month Low
Sales of new single-family houses in the US shrank 6.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 482,000 units in June. It is the lowest figure since November last year.
Published on 2015-07-24

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.
Published on 2015-06-23

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


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.20 0.50 1.42 -1.72 percent [+]
Building Permits 1130.00 1337.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1206.00 1204.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 507.00 481.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 7.40 8.20 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5590.00 5480.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.10 1.80 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 61.00 60.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.08 4.11 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 0.20 3.60 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 180.88 177.08 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.40 63.70 69.20 62.90 percent [+]


New Home Sales Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 7978.00 Jun/15 7946.00 20768.00 5186.00 [+]
United States 507.00 Jul/15 481.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]