Sales of previously owned houses in the US slumped 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million in September of 2018, following a revised 0.2 percent drop in August and much worse than market expectations of a 0.7 percent decline to 5.3 million. It is the smallest number since November of 2015 as lower number of properties for sale has pushed up prices. The median house price fell to $258,100 from $265,600 in August but increased from $247,600 a year earlier. The months' worth of supply edged up to 4.4 from 4.3. In addition, the number of houses available in the market declined to 1.88 million from 1.91 million. Year-on-year, existing home sales dropped 4.1 percent. Existing Home Sales in the United States averaged 3942.20 Thousand from 1968 until 2018, 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
2018-08-22 02:00 PM Existing Home Sales 5.34M 5.38M 5.4M 5.4M
2018-09-20 02:00 PM Existing Home Sales 5.34M 5.34M 5.35M 5.36M
2018-10-19 02:00 PM Existing Home Sales 5.15M 5.33M 5.3M 5.31M
2018-11-21 03:00 PM Existing Home Sales 5.15M 5.23M 5.1M
2018-12-20 03:00 PM Existing Home Sales


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1241.00 1249.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1201.00 1268.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand units [+]
New Home Sales 553.00 585.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -1.00 -2.40 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5150.00 5330.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.00 0.80 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.30 0.40 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 68.00 67.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 5.15 5.11 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -4.00 -2.50 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 213.72 213.77 213.77 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 64.40 64.30 69.20 62.90 percent [+]


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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5150.00 5330.00 7250.00 1370.00 1968 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Turkey 55792.00 Aug/18
United States 5150.00 Sep/18


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