New home sales in the US jumped 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 740K in August of 2021, following a big upward revision to 729K in July, and beating market forecasts of 714K. It is the highest reading in four months with sales jumping the most in the Northeast (26.1%), the South (6%) and the West (1.4%) while falling in the Midwest (-31.1%). The median sales price increased to $390,900 from $325,500 a year earlier. There were 378K new homes available for sales on the market, higher than 366K in July. Still, new home sales remain well below 977K in August of 2020 as high prices due to rising material costs continue to weigh on buyers' affordability source: U.S. Census Bureau

New Home Sales in the United States averaged 655.35 Thousand units from 1963 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 1389 Thousand units in July of 2005 and a record low of 270 Thousand units in February of 2011. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

New Home Sales in the United States is expected to be 740.00 Thousand units by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States New Home Sales is projected to trend around 700.00 Thousand units in 2022 and 590.00 Thousand units in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States New Home Sales

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
740.00 729.00 1389.00 270.00 1963 - 2021 Thousand units Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-08-24 02:00 PM New Home Sales MoM Jul 1% -2.6% -2.7% 1%
2021-08-24 02:00 PM New Home Sales Jul 0.708M 0.701M 0.7M 0.68M
2021-09-24 02:00 PM New Home Sales MoM Aug 1.5% 6.4% 0.5%
2021-09-24 02:00 PM New Home Sales Aug 0.74M 0.729M 0.714M 0.71M
2021-10-26 02:00 PM New Home Sales Sep 0.74M 0.74M
2021-10-26 02:00 PM New Home Sales MoM Sep 1.5% 0.4%
2021-11-24 03:00 PM New Home Sales Oct
2021-11-24 03:00 PM New Home Sales MoM Oct


News Stream
US New Home Sales Rise to 4-Month High
New home sales in the US jumped 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 740K in August of 2021, following a big upward revision to 729K in July, and beating market forecasts of 714K. It is the highest reading in four months with sales jumping the most in the Northeast (26.1%), the South (6%) and the West (1.4%) while falling in the Midwest (-31.1%). The median sales price increased to $390,900 from $325,500 a year earlier. There were 378K new homes available for sales on the market, higher than 366K in July. Still, new home sales remain well below 977K in August of 2020 as high prices due to rising material costs continue to weigh on buyers' affordability.
2021-09-24
US New Home Sales Rebound
New home sales in the US jumped 1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 708K in July of 2021, in line with forecasts of 700K, and following a downwardly revised 2.6% drop in the previous month. It was the first rise in 4 months with sales jumping the most in the West (14.4% to 215K) followed by the South (1.3% to 400K). Meanwhile, the sales fell in both the Northeast (-24.1% to 22K) and the Midwest (-20.2% to 71K). The median sales price increased to $390,500 from $329,800 a year earlier. There were 367 thousand new homes available for sales on the market, higher than 348 thousand in June. Still, new home sales remain well below 972K in July of 2020 as high prices due to rising material costs continue to weigh on buyers' affordability.
2021-08-24
US New Home Sales Fall for 3rd Month
Sales of new single family houses in the US were down 6.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 676K in June of 2021, the 3rd consecutive decline and the lowest level since April last year, as high prices due to rising material costs continue to weigh on buyers' affordability. Figures compare with market forecasts of 800K. Sales sank in the Norheast (-27.9%), the South (-7.8%) and the West (-5.1%) but rose in the Midwest (5.7%). The median sales price increased to $361,800 from $341,100 a year earlier. There were 353 thousand new home sales available on the market, higher than 330 thousand in May.
2021-07-26
US New Home Sales at 11-Month Low
Sales of new single family houses in the US sank 5.9 percent month-over-month to an annualized rate of 769 thousand in May of 2021, well below forecasts of 870 thousand. It is the lowest reading in a year as high prices due to rising material costs weigh on buyers' affordability. Sales sank 14.5% in the South and were flat in the Midwest. In contrast, increases were seen in the Northeast (33.3%) and the West (6.7%). The median sales price increased to $374,400 from $317,100 a year earlier. There were 330 thousand new home sales available on the market, higher than 315 thousand in April.
2021-06-23

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.