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

Sales of new single-family houses in the United States jumped 3.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 in June of 2016. It is the highest figure since February of 2008 and better than market expectations of 560,000 boosted by sales in the West and the Midwest. 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
592.00 572.00 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. New home sales account for about 10 percent of the US housing market. New single-family home sales are extremely volatile month-to-month and preliminary figures are subject to large revisions because they are mostly drawn from building permits data. 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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-23 02:00 PM May 551K 586K 560K 531K
2016-07-26 02:00 PM Jun 592K 572K 560K 550K
2016-07-26 02:00 PM Jun 3.5% -6% 1.6% 0.1%
2016-08-23 02:00 PM Jul 3.5%
2016-08-23 02:00 PM Jul 592K 520K
2016-09-26 02:00 PM Aug 515K

US New Home Sales Up to 8-1/2-Years High


Sales of new single-family houses in the United States jumped 3.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 in June of 2016. It is the highest figure since February of 2008 and better than market expectations of 560,000 boosted by sales in the West and the Midwest.

Sales in the West grew 10.9 percent to 152 thousand and those in the Midwest increased 10.4 percent to 85 thousand. In contrast, sales in the South edged down 0.3 percent to 321 thousand and those in the Northeast shrank 5.6 percent to 34 thousand. 

The median sales price of new houses sold in June increased to $306,700 from $288,800 in the previous month and 289,200 a year earlier. The average sales price also went up to $358,200 from a downwardly revised $351,400 in the previous month and $329,300 a year earlier. 

The stock of new houses for sale increased 1.2 percent to 244,000, the highest in three months. This represents a supply of 4.9 months at the current sales rate.

Year-on-year, new home sales jumped 25.4 percent. 

US Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/26/2016 3:26:46 PM

United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1153.00 1136.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1189.00 1135.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 592.00 572.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -0.20 4.60 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5570.00 5510.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -0.80 -1.80 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.20 0.30 1.20 -1.70 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 59.00 60.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 3.65 3.60 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -1.30 7.20 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.50 63.80 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 188.29 186.63 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]




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