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

New Home Sales in the United States decreased to 412 Thousand in July of 2014 from 422 Thousand in June of 2014. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 657.60 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
412.00 422.00 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 Monday, September 22, 2014.


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.

The June rate was revised upwards to 422,000. 

The median sales price of new houses sold in July 2014 was $269,800; the average sales price was $339,100. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of July was 205,000. This represents a supply of 6.0 months at the current sales rate.

Sales in the Northeast dropped 30.8 percent from June; those in the West fell 15.2 percent and sales in the Midwest decreased 8.8 percent. In contrast, sales in the South rose 8.1 percent. 

Year-on-year, new home sales went up 12.3 percent in July.

U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/25/2014 3:19:53 PM


Recent Releases

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

US New Home Sales Up to 6-Year High
Sales of new single-family houses were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 in May, 18.6 percent above the revised April rate of 425,000. It is the highest level since May of 2008 and the biggest rise since January of 1992. Published on 2014-06-24


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 412K 430K 439.9K


Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.40 0.20 1.42 -1.72 Percent [+]
Building Permits 998.00 1057.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 956.00 1117.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 412.00 422.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -2.10 -7.30 30.00 -24.50 Percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5150.00 5030.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 1.80 -0.90 5.87 -4.77 Percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 59.00 55.00 78.00 8.00 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.36 4.25 10.56 3.47 Percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 7.90 0.20 48.10 -38.80 Percent [+]


New Home Sales Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 7054.00 Jul/14 7477.00 20768.00 5186.00 [+]
United States 412.00 Jul/14 422.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]





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