Sales of new US single-family homes jumped 20.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1021 thousand in March of 2021, following an upwardly revised 846 thousand in February and beating market forecasts of 886 thousand. It is the highest reading since August of 2006, after a big drop in activity in the prior month amid adverse weather conditions in Texas and some parts of the South. Sales in the South recorded the biggest increase (40.2 percent o 694 thousand), followed by the Midwest (30.7 percent to 132 thousand) and the Northeast (20 percent to 48 thousand). In contrast, sales in the West sank 30 percent to 147 thousand. The median sales price increased to $330,800 from $328,200 a year earlier. There were 307 thousand new home sales available on the market, the same as in the previous month, but was down 7 percent from a year ago. source: U.S. Census Bureau

New Home Sales in the United States averaged 654.95 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 May of 2021.

New Home Sales in the United States is expected to be 840.00 Thousand units by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate New Home Sales in the United States to stand at 800.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States New Home Sales is projected to trend around 650.00 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
1021.00 846.00 1389.00 270.00 1963 - 2021 Thousand units Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-23 02:00 PM New Home Sales MoM Feb -18.2% 3.2% -6.5% -5%
2021-03-23 02:00 PM New Home Sales Feb 0.775M 0.948M 0.875M 0.89M
2021-04-23 02:00 PM New Home Sales MoM Mar 20.7% -16.2% 12% 14.8%
2021-04-23 02:00 PM New Home Sales Mar 1.021M 0.846M 0.886M 0.89M
2021-05-25 02:00 PM New Home Sales Apr
2021-05-25 02:00 PM New Home Sales MoM Apr
2021-06-23 02:00 PM New Home Sales May
2021-06-23 02:00 PM New Home Sales MoM May


News Stream
US New Home Sales Highest since 2006
Sales of new US single-family homes jumped 20.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1021 thousand in March of 2021, following an upwardly revised 846 thousand in February and beating market forecasts of 886 thousand. It is the highest reading since August of 2006, after a big drop in activity in the prior month amid adverse weather conditions in Texas and some parts of the South. Sales in the South recorded the biggest increase (40.2 percent o 694 thousand), followed by the Midwest (30.7 percent to 132 thousand) and the Northeast (20 percent to 48 thousand). In contrast, sales in the West sank 30 percent to 147 thousand. The median sales price increased to $330,800 from $328,200 a year earlier. There were 307 thousand new home sales available on the market, the same as in the previous month, but was down 7 percent from a year ago.
2021-04-23
US New Home Sales Fall to 9-Month Low
Sales of new US single-family homes sank 18.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 775 thousand in February of 2021, following an upwardly revised 948 thousand in January and well below market forecasts of 875 thousand. It is the lowest reading in 9 months amid adverse weather conditions during the month. In February, new home sales plunged 37.5 to 85 thousand in the Midwest, 16.4% to 194 thousand in the West, 14.7 percent to 458 thousand in the South and 11.6 percent in the Northeast. The median sales price increased to $349,400 from $331,800 a year earlier.
2021-03-23
US New Home Sales Rise More than Forecast
Sales of new US single-family homes rose 4.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 923 thousand in January, from December's 885 thousand and compared with market expectations of 855 thousand continued to be supported by record low interest rates and increasing demand from people moving away from big cities due to the coronavirus crisis. In January, new home sales were up in the South (3.0 percent to 549 thousand), the West (6.8 percent to 236 thousand) and the Midwest (12.6 percent to 107 thousand), but declined in the Northeast (-13.9 percent to 31 thousand).
2021-02-24
US New Home Sales Rise Less than Expected
New home sales in the US increased 1.6 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 842 thousand in December of 2020, below forecasts of 865 thousand. Sales increased in the Midwest (30.6 percent to 94 thousand) and the West (8.8 percent to 234 thousand) but fell in the Northeast (-6.1 percent to 31 thousand) and the South (-5.1 percent to 483 thousand). The median sales price was $355,900, higher than $329,500 a year earlier. Considering full 2020 , 811,000 new homes were sold, 18.8 percent higher than 683,000 in 2019, supported by record low interest rates and increasing demand from people moving away from big cities due to the coronavirus crisis.
2021-01-28

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.