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

New Home Sales in the United States increased to 467 Thousand in September of 2014 from 466 Thousand in August of 2014. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 657.04 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
467.00 466.00 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 Sunday, October 26, 2014.


US New Home Sales Rise 0.2% in September


Sales of new single-family houses were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000 in September 2014. It is the highest figure in six years, but the August rate was revised down by 38,000 to an annual 466,000.

In September of 2014, new home sales rose 0.2 percent over August and 17 percent year-on-year. 

The median sales price of new houses sold in September 2014 was $259,000; the average sales price was $313,200. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of September was 207,000. This represents a supply of 5.3 months at the current sales rate. 

Sales in the Midwest rose the most in September over August (+12.3 percent), followed by the South region (+2.0 percent). Sales in the Northeast were flat and those in the West contracted 8.9 percent. 

U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/24/2014 3:16:15 PM


Recent Releases

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. Published on 2014-09-24

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


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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
2014-10-24 03:00 PM United States
New Home Sales
Sep 2014 467K 466K (R) 470K 460.9K
2014-11-26 03:00 PM United States
New Home Sales
Oct 2014 467K 465.9K


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.50 0.20 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 467.00 466.00 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 4.10 4.33 10.56 3.47 Percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 11.60 -0.20 48.10 -38.80 Percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 173.34 172.33 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]