United States New Home Sales  1963-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Sales of new single-family houses in the United States jumped 17.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 733 thousand in November of 2017 from a downwardly revised 624 thousand in October and beating market forecasts of 654 thousand. It was the strongest number since July of 2007. Sales rose in all four regions. 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 Highest Since July 2007


Sales of new single-family houses in the United States jumped 17.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 733 thousand in November of 2017 from a downwardly revised 624 thousand in October and beating market forecasts of 654 thousand. Sales rose in all four regions.

Sales surged in all four main regions: South (14.9 percent to 416 thousand); West (31.1 percent to 194 thousand); Midwest (6.9 percent to 77 thousand) and Northeast (9.5 percent to 46 thousand): 

The median sales price of new houses sold was $318,700, above $315,000 a year earlier. The average sales price was $377,100, also higher than $363,400 in November of 2016.

The stock of new houses for sale was flat at 283 thousand. This represents a supply of 4.6 months at the current sales rate.

Year-on-year, new home sales increased 26.6 percent. 


US Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
12/22/2017 3:25:53 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-27 03:00 PM New Home Sales 0.685M 0.645M 0.625M 0.61M
2017-12-22 03:00 PM New Home Sales 0.733M 0.624M 0.654M 0.65M
2017-12-22 03:00 PM New Home Sales MoM 17.5% -1.7% -4.7% -4%
2018-01-25 03:00 PM New Home Sales 0.733M 0.679M 0.69M
2018-01-25 03:00 PM New Home Sales MoM 17.5% -7.9% -8%
2018-02-26 03:00 PM New Home Sales


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1302.00 1303.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1192.00 1299.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 733.00 624.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 0.80 -0.60 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5810.00 5500.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.80 0.90 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 72.00 74.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Housing Index 0.50 0.50 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.33 4.23 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 4.10 8.30 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 203.84 203.44 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.90 63.70 69.20 62.90 percent [+]


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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
733.00 624.00 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 28230.00 Sep/17
Spain 7.48 Nov/17
Turkey 59354.00 Nov/17
United States 733.00 Nov/17


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