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

Contracts to buy previously owned homes in the United States shrank 3 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, following an upwardly revised 4.4 percent drop in February which was the biggest decline since June of 2014. In March, sales went down in the Northeast (-8.1 percent), the Midwest (-6 percent) and the West (-2.2 percent) but rose in the South (0.3 percent). Compared to the previous month, pending home sales increased 0.4 percent, following a downwardly revised 2.8 percent rise in February and well below market expectations of a 1 percent gain. Pending Home Sales in the United States averaged 1.01 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
2018-02-28 03:00 PM Pending Home Sales YoY -3.8% 0.4% 0.4%
2018-03-28 02:00 PM Pending Home Sales YoY -4.1% -4% -0.2% 0.5%
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 -3% -2.1%
2018-06-27 02:00 PM Pending Home Sales YoY -2.78%
2018-07-30 02:00 PM Pending Home Sales YoY -2.94%


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1364.00 1377.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1287.00 1336.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 662.00 672.00 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 4.86 4.77 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -2.60 -2.70 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 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.00 -4.40 30.90 -24.30 2002 - 2018 percent Monthly
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