United States Existing Home Sales  1968-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Sales of previously owned houses in the United States shrank 1.7 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.35 million in August of 2017 from 5.44 million in July. It is a new low since August of 2016, compared to market expectations of a 0.3 percent rise. Sales of single family houses dropped 2.1 percent to 4.74 million after falling 0.8 percent in July while those of condos rose 1.7 percent to 0.61 million, following a 4.8 percent decline. The median house price fell to $253,500 from $258,100 and the months' worth of supply was steady at 4.2 percent. In addition, the number of houses available in the market fell to 1.88 million from 1.92 million in July. Sales fell in the West (-4.8 percent) and the South (-5.7 percent) after Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in the last week of August. Excluding Houston, existing home sales were unchanged. Existing Home Sales in the United States averaged 3909.71 Thousand from 1968 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7250 Thousand in September of 2005 and a record low of 1370 Thousand in March of 1970.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-24 02:00 PM Existing Home Sales 5.52M 5.62M 5.58M 5.6M
2017-08-24 02:00 PM Existing Home Sales 5.44M 5.51M 5.57M 5.55M
2017-09-20 02:00 PM Existing Home Sales 5.35M 5.44M 5.46M 5.45M
2017-10-20 02:00 PM Existing Home Sales 5.35M 5.29M
2017-11-21 03:00 PM Existing Home Sales 5.41M
2017-12-20 03:00 PM Existing Home Sales 5.42M


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1300.00 1230.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1180.00 1190.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 571.00 630.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -1.30 0.30 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5350.00 5440.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -0.60 -1.40 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.20 0.10 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 64.00 67.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.04 4.03 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -9.70 9.90 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.70 63.60 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 200.54 199.05 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]


United States Existing Home Sales

Existing Home Sales occurs when the mortgage is closed. Mortgage closing usually takes place 30-60 days after the sales contract is closed. . This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Existing Home Sales - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Existing Home Sales - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5350.00 5440.00 7250.00 1370.00 1968 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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Spain 32.05 Jul/17
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United States 5350.00 Aug/17