United States Pending Home Sales  2002-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Contracts to buy previously owned US homes fell by 0.4 percent year-on-year in November 2016 to their lowest level since February, following a 1.8 percent increase in October. Compared to the previous month, sales dropped 2.5 percent after rising by 0.1 percent and missing market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain, suggesting interest rates could be weighing on the housing market. Across the nation's four regions, contracts declined by 2.5 percent in the Midwest, by 6.7 percent in the West and by 1.2 percent in the South; but rose 0.6 percent in the Northeast. Pending Home Sales in the United States averaged 1.20 percent from 2002 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 30.90 percent in October of 2009 and a record low of -24.30 percent in April of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-27 02:00 PM Sep 2.4% -0.2% 0.6%
2016-11-30 03:00 PM Oct 1.8% 2.4% 1.80%
2016-12-28 03:00 PM Nov -0.4% 1.8% 1.6%
2017-01-30 03:00 PM Dec -0.4% -0.07%
2017-02-27 03:00 PM Jan 0.18%
2017-03-29 02:00 PM Feb 0.51%




United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1212.00 1260.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1090.00 1340.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 592.00 563.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -0.40 1.80 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5610.00 5570.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.90 0.60 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 70.00 63.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Housing Index 0.40 0.60 1.20 -1.70 percent [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.32 4.39 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 5.80 0.10 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.50 62.90 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 191.79 191.68 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]



United States Pending Home Sales Notes

Pending Home Sales Index is based on sales of existing homes where the contract has been signed but the transaction has not been closed. The index is based on a large national sample, typically representing about 20 percent of transactions for existing-home sales. An index of 100 is equal to the average level of contract activity during 2001, which was the first year to be examined. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Pending Home Sales - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Pending Home Sales - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.40 1.80 30.90 -24.30 2002 - 2016 percent Monthly
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United States -0.40 Nov/16