United States New Home Sales 1963-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

New Home Sales in the United States increased to 504 Thousand in August of 2014 from 427 Thousand in July of 2014. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 657.40 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.

   
 
 

United States New Home Sales


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
504.00 427.00 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 Wednesday, October 22, 2014.


US New Home Sales Surge in August


Sales of new single-family houses increased 18 percent in August of 2014 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000. It is the highest reading since May of 2008.

The July rate was revised upwards to 427,000.

The median sales price of new houses sold in August 2014 was $275,600; the average sales price was $347,900. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of August was 203,000. This represents a supply of 4.8 months at the current sales rate.

Sales in the West rose the most in August over July (+50 percent), followed by the Northeast region (+29.2 percent) and the South (+7.8). Sales in the Midwest were flat.

Year-on-year, new home sales increased 33 percent. 

U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/24/2014 3:14:31 PM


Recent Releases

US New Home Sales Fall in July
Sales of new single-family houses fell for the second straight month by 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000 in July. However, the number of new houses for sale increased 4.1 percent to 205,000, the highest in four years. Published on 2014-08-25

US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in June
Sales of new single-family houses in June 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, down 8.1 percent from the previous month, the largest decline in a year. May's sales were revised downwards to 442,000 units from an initially reported 504,000 units. Published on 2014-07-24


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-06-24 03:00 PM United States
New Home Sales
May 2014 504K 425K (R) 450K 432K
2014-06-24 03:00 PM United States
New Home Sales MoM
May 2014 18.6% 3.7% (R)
2014-07-24 03:00 PM United States
New Home Sales
Jun 2014 406K 442K (R) 479K 461K
2014-08-25 03:00 PM United States
New Home Sales
Jul 2014 412K 422K (R) 430K 448.4K
2014-09-24 03:00 PM United States
New Home Sales
Aug 2014 504K 427K (R) 430K 439.9K


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.10 0.30 1.42 -1.72 Percent [+]
Building Permits 1018.00 1003.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1017.00 957.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 504.00 427.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -2.20 -2.10 30.00 -24.50 Percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5170.00 5050.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -0.80 1.20 5.87 -4.77 Percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 54.00 59.00 78.00 8.00 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.20 4.33 10.56 3.47 Percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 5.60 -0.20 48.10 -38.80 Percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 173.34 172.33 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]