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

New Home Sales in the United States decreased to 481 Thousand in January of 2015 from 482 Thousand in December of 2014. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 655.70 Thousand from 1963 until 2015, 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
481.00 482.00 1389.00 270.00 1963 - 2015 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, March 4, 2015.


US New Home Sales Beat Expectations


Sales of new single-family houses were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 in January, much better than market forecasts. Although sales edged down 0.2 percent from a revised 482,000 in December, supply increased to its highest since 2010.

The median sales price of new houses sold in January 2015 was $294,300; the average sales price was $348,300. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of January was 218,000. This represents a supply of 5.4 months at the current sales rate.

Sales in the Northeast slumped 51.6 percent and those in the West dropped 0.8 percent. In contrast, sales in the Midwest rose 19.2 percent and those in the South went up 2.2 percent. 

Year-on-year, new home sales rose 5.3 percent in January.

U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/25/2015 3:15:31 PM


Recent Releases

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. Published on 2015-01-27

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


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 482K (R) 470K 450.1K
2015-03-24 02:00 PM
New Home Sales  Feb
481K 449.6K
2015-04-23 03:00 PM
New Home Sales  Mar
457.3K
2015-05-26 03:00 PM
New Home Sales  Apr
454.2K


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.80 0.70 1.42 -1.72 percent [+]
Building Permits 1060.00 1058.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1065.00 1087.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 481.00 482.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 8.40 6.10 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 4820.00 5070.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -1.10 0.80 5.87 -4.77 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 55.00 57.00 78.00 8.00 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Rate 3.99 3.79 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -3.50 1.30 48.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 173.02 172.94 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]


New Home Sales Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 7651.00 Jan/15 7516.00 20768.00 5186.00 [+]
United States 481.00 Jan/15 482.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]