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

New Home Sales in the United States decreased to 482 Thousand in June from 517 Thousand in May of 2015. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 654.64 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
482.00 517.00 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 Tuesday, August 4, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-23 03:00 PM May 546K 534K (R) 525K 510K%
2015-07-24 03:00 PM Jun 482K 517K (R) 546K 544K
2015-07-24 03:00 PM Jun -6.8% -1.1% (R)
2015-08-25 03:00 PM Jul 482K 566.4K
2015-08-25 03:00 PM Jul -6.8%
2015-09-24 03:00 PM Aug 569.3K


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.

Figures for May were revised downwards to show new home sales fell 1.1 percent to 517 thousand from 546 thousand previously reported.

Sales in the West recorded the highest drop compared to the previous month (-17 percent), followed by the Midwest (-11.1 percent) and the South (-4.1 percent) while sales surged 28 percent in the Northeast.

The median sales price of new houses sold in June 2015 was $281,800; the average sales price was $328,700. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of June was 215,000. This represents a supply of 5.4 months at the current sales rate (4.5 in May).


U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/24/2015 3:23:48 PM


Recent Releases

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

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


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.40 0.40 1.42 -1.72 percent [+]
Building Permits 1337.00 1250.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1174.00 1069.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 482.00 517.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 8.20 10.40 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5490.00 5320.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.10 0.80 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 60.00 60.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.17 4.23 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 0.80 0.10 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 179.03 177.08 206.52 100.00 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 482.00 Jun/15 517.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]