Contracts to buy previously owned homes in the US jumped surged 24.2 percent over a year earlier in August of 2020, following a 15.5 percent rise in July. On a monthly basis, pending home sales went up 8.8 percent, beating forecasts of a 3.4 percent gain. Each of the four major regions saw gains in both month-over-month and year-over-year pending home sales transactions. “Tremendously low mortgage rates – below 3% – have again helped pending home sales climb in August," said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. "Additionally, the Fed intends to hold short-term fed funds rates near 0% for the foreseeable future, which should in the absence of inflationary pressure keep mortgage rates low, and that will undoubtably aid homebuyers continuing to enter the marketplace."
Pending Home Sales in the United States averaged 0.79 percent from 2002 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 30.90 percent in October of 2009 and a record low of -33.80 percent in April of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020.
Pending Home Sales in the United States is expected to be 7.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Pending Home Sales in the United States to stand at 3.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Pending Home Sales is projected to trend around 1.70 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.