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

New Home Sales in the United States increased to 458 Thousand in October of 2014 from 455 Thousand in September of 2014. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 656.70 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
458.00 455.00 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, December 20, 2014.


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.

In October of 2014, new home sales rose 0.7 percent over September and 1.8 percent year-on-year.

The median sales price of new houses sold in October 2014 was $305,000; the average sales price was $401,100. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of October was 212,000. This represents a supply of 5.6 months at the current sales rate.

Sales in the Midwest jumped 15.8 percent and those in the Northeast rose 7.1 percent. In contrast, sales in the West fell 2.7 percent and those in the South shrank 1.9 percent. 

U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/26/2014 3:28:43 PM


Recent Releases

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. Published on 2014-10-24

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


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-24 03:00 PM
New Home Sales  Aug
504K 427K (R) 430K 439.9K
2014-10-24 03:00 PM
New Home Sales  Sep
467K 466K (R) 470K 460.9K
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
458K 461K 454.1K
2015-01-27 03:00 PM
New Home Sales  Dec
469.5K
2015-02-25 03:00 PM
New Home Sales  Jan
455.5K


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.00 0.40 1.42 -1.72 percent [+]
Building Permits 1035.00 1092.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1028.00 1045.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 458.00 455.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 2.20 1.00 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5260.00 5180.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 1.10 -0.10 5.87 -4.77 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 57.00 58.00 78.00 8.00 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.06 4.08 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -3.30 -7.30 48.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 173.72 173.66 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]


New Home Sales Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 7497.00 Oct/14 7281.00 20768.00 5186.00 [+]
United States 458.00 Oct/14 455.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]