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

Sales of new single-family houses in the United States rose 4 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694 thousand in March 2018, easily beating market consensus of 625 thousand. New privately-owned houses sold in the West increased 28.3 percent and those sold in the South advanced 0.8 percent. The median sales price of new houses sold in March was USD 337,200. The average sales price was USD 369,900. Year-on-year, new home sales surged 8.8 percent. New Home Sales in the United States averaged 650.83 Thousand from 1963 until 2018, 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 Beat Forecasts


Sales of new single-family houses in the United States rose 4 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694 thousand in March 2018, easily beating market consensus of 625 thousand.

New privately-owned houses sold in the West soared 28.3 percent to 222 thousand, their highest level since December 2006, and those sold in the South advanced 0.8 percent to 371 thousand. By contrast, new home sales fell sharply in the Northeast (-54.8 percent to 19 thuosand) and in the Midwest (-2.4 percent to 82 thousand).

The median sales price of new houses sold in March was USD 337,200, above USD 321,700 in the same month of the previous year. The average sales price, however, fell to USD 369,900 in March from USD 384,400 a year ago. 

The stock of new houses for sale was unchanged at 301 thousand in March. This represents a supply of 5.2 months at the current sales rate.

Year-on-year, new home sales surged 8.8 percent.


US Census Bureau | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/24/2018 3:00:37 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-23 02:00 PM New Home Sales MoM -0.6% -4.7% 4.4% 5%
2018-04-24 02:00 PM New Home Sales MoM 4% 3.6% 1.9% -0.2%
2018-04-24 02:00 PM New Home Sales 0.694M 0.667M 0.63M 0.615M
2018-05-23 02:00 PM New Home Sales 0.694M 0.679M 0.685M
2018-05-23 02:00 PM New Home Sales MoM 4% -2% -1.3%
2018-06-25 02:00 PM New Home Sales


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1352.00 1377.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1287.00 1336.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 694.00 667.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -3.00 -4.40 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5600.00 5540.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -1.70 1.00 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.60 0.90 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 70.00 68.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.77 4.78 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -2.70 -0.40 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 206.67 205.16 206.67 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 64.20 64.20 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
694.00 667.00 1389.00 270.00 1963 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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new home sales by Country
Country Last
Australia 5418.00 Mar/18
France 30059.00 Mar/18
Spain 7.04 Mar/18
Turkey 50701.00 Mar/18
United States 694.00 Mar/18


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