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

New Home Sales in the United States increased to 481 Thousand in December of 2014 from 431 Thousand in November of 2014. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 656.03 Thousand from 1963 until 2014, 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


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
481.00 431.00 1389.00 270.00 1963 - 2014 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA
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 - United States New Home Sales - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - United States New Home Sales - was last refreshed on Saturday, January 31, 2015.


New Home Sales at 6-1/2-Year High


Sales of new single-family houses were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 in December, up 11.6 percent from a revised 431,000 in November. It is the highest figure since June of 2008 as sales in Northeast region surged 53.6 percent.

The median sales price of new houses sold in December 2014 was $298,100; the average sales price was $377,800. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of December was 219,000. This represents a supply of 5.5 months at the current sales rate.

Sales in the Northeast jumped 53.6 percent and those in the South increased 17.7 percent. Sales in the West grew 3.1 percent while those in the Midwest shrank 11.5 percent. 

Year-on-year, new home sales rose 8.8 percent in December. 

An estimated 435,000 new homes were sold in 2014. This is 1.2 percent above the 2013 figure of 429,000. 

U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/27/2015 3:28:25 PM


Recent Releases

New Home Sales Fall to 438K
Sales of new single-family houses were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 438,000 in November, down 1.6 percent from a revised 445,000 in October. It is the second consecutive fall and the lowest figure in four months. Published on 2014-12-23

New Home Sales Below Expectations
Sales of new single-family houses in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000, up from a downwardly revised 455,000 in the previous month, but missing market forecasts. The stock of new houses for sale rose 1.0 percent, the highest level since June of 2010. Published on 2014-11-26


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-26 03:00 PM
New Home Sales  Oct
458K 455K (R) 470K 469K
2014-12-23 03:00 PM
New Home Sales  Nov
438K 445K (R) 460K 454.1K
2015-01-27 03:00 PM
New Home Sales  Dec
481K 431K (R) 450K 460.8K
2015-02-25 03:00 PM
New Home Sales  Jan
481K 450.1K
2015-03-24 02:00 PM
New Home Sales  Feb
449.6K
2015-04-23 03:00 PM
New Home Sales  Mar
457.3K


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.80 0.40 1.42 -1.72 percent [+]
Building Permits 1058.00 1052.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1089.00 1043.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 481.00 431.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 6.10 4.10 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5040.00 4920.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -0.30 1.20 5.87 -4.77 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 57.00 58.00 78.00 8.00 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Rate 3.83 4.02 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -3.20 0.90 48.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 172.94 173.32 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]


New Home Sales Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 7662.00 Nov/14 7497.00 20768.00 5186.00 [+]
United States 481.00 Dec/14 431.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]