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

Contracts to buy previously owned US homes went up 0.3 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 0.4 percent drop in November. Compared to the previous month, sales increased 1.6 percent after slumping by 2.5 percent in November and beating market expectations of 1.1 percent. Across main four regions, contracts rose in the West (5 percent) and South (2.4 percent) but fell in the Northeast (-1.6 percent) and the Midwest (-0.8 percent). 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)
2016-11-30 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 0.3% -0.4% -0.3%
2017-02-27 03:00 PM Jan 0.3% 0.2%
2017-03-29 02:00 PM Feb 0.51%
2017-04-27 02:00 PM Mar 0.61%




United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1285.00 1228.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1246.00 1279.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 555.00 535.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 0.30 -0.40 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5690.00 5510.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -0.20 0.90 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.40 0.70 1.20 -1.70 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 65.00 67.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.36 4.32 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -2.00 -3.70 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.70 63.50 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 192.14 191.77 206.52 100.00 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 -0.40 30.90 -24.30 2002 - 2016 percent Monthly
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