United States Pending Home Sales  2002-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Contracts to buy previously owned homes in the United States shrank 2.2 percent year-on-year in May of 2018, following a 2.1 percent drop in April. It is the fifth consecutive month of annual declines in pending home sales. Sales fell in the Northeast (-4.8 percent), the West (-4.1 percent) and the Midwest (-2.5 percent) but were flat in the South. On a month-over-month basis, sales went down 0.5 percent, after 1.3 percent drop in April and compared to market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. Pending Home Sales in the United States averaged 0.98 percent from 2002 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 30.90 percent in October of 2009 and a record low of -24.30 percent in April of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-30 02:00 PM Pending Home Sales YoY -3% -4.4% -0.1% -3.4%
2018-05-31 02:00 PM Pending Home Sales YoY -2.1% -2.8% -2.1%
2018-06-27 02:00 PM Pending Home Sales YoY -2.2% -2.1% -1.8%
2018-07-30 02:00 PM Pending Home Sales YoY -2.2% -1.5%
2018-08-29 02:00 PM Pending Home Sales YoY -1.1%
2018-09-27 02:00 PM Pending Home Sales YoY -1%


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1301.00 1364.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1350.00 1286.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 689.00 646.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -2.20 -2.10 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5430.00 5450.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.40 0.90 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.10 0.20 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 68.00 70.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.76 4.79 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 2.50 -0.50 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 210.17 208.50 210.17 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 64.20 64.20 69.20 62.90 percent [+]


United States Pending Home Sales

Pending Home Sales Index is based on sales of existing homes where the contract has been signed but the transaction has not been closed. The index is based on a large national sample, typically representing about 20 percent of transactions for existing-home sales. An index of 100 is equal to the average level of contract activity during 2001, which was the first year to be examined. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Pending Home Sales - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Pending Home Sales - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.20 -2.10 30.90 -24.30 2002 - 2018 percent Monthly
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United States -2.20 May/18


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