United States New Home Sales  1963-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Sales of new single-family houses in the United States jumped 18.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667 thousand in September of 2017, beating market expectations of a 0.9 percent decline. It is the highest value since October of 2007 and the largest percentage gain since January of 1992. Sales rose in all four regions with those in the South surging 25.8 percent after a 1 percent fall in August which was partly the result of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 650.82 Thousand from 1963 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1389 Thousand in July of 2005 and a record low of 270 Thousand in February of 2011.

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US New Home Sales at Near 10-Year High


Sales of new single-family houses in the United States jumped 18.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667 thousand in September of 2017, beating market expectations of a 0.9 percent decline. It is the highest value since October of 2007 and the largest percentage gain since January of 1992. Sales rose in all four regions with those in the South surging 25.8 percent after a 1 percent fall in August which was partly the result of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Sales rose in the South (25.8 percent to 405 thousand), the West (2.9 percent to 141 thousand), the Midwest (10.6 percent to 73 thousand) and the the Northeast (33.3 percent to 48 thousand). 

The median sales price of new houses sold was $319,700, above $314,800 a year earlier. The average sales price was $385,200, also higher than $366,100 in September of 2016.

The stock of new houses for sale was flat at 279 thousand. This represents a supply of 5 months at the current sales rate.

Year-on-year, new home sales increased 17 percent. 

US Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/25/2017 2:13:46 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-26 02:00 PM New Home Sales MoM -3.4% -5.5% 3.3%
2017-10-25 02:00 PM New Home Sales 667K 561K 0.555M 550K
2017-10-25 02:00 PM New Home Sales MoM 18.9% -3.6% -0.9% -2%
2017-11-27 03:00 PM New Home Sales MoM 18.9% -0.9%
2017-11-27 03:00 PM New Home Sales 667K 625K
2017-12-22 03:00 PM New Home Sales MoM


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1297.00 1225.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1290.00 1135.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 667.00 561.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -3.50 -2.80 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5390.00 5350.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.30 0.10 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.70 0.40 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 70.00 68.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.18 4.18 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 3.10 0.00 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.90 63.70 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 202.87 202.02 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]


United States New Home Sales

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. New home sales account for about 10 percent of the US housing market. New single-family home sales are extremely volatile month-to-month and preliminary figures are subject to large revisions because they are mostly drawn from building permits data. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States New Home Sales - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States New Home Sales - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
667.00 561.00 1389.00 270.00 1963 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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new home sales by Country
Country Last
Australia 6841.00 Sep/17
France 30804.00 Jun/17
Spain 7.05 Sep/17
Turkey 70019.00 Sep/17
United States 667.00 Sep/17