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United States New Home Sales

Last Release
Dec 31, 2022
Actual
616
Units In
Thousand units
Previous
602
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Feb 24, 2023
Time to Release
20 Days 5 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
1,389
Jul 2005
270
Feb 2011
655.57 Thousand units1963-2022U.S. Census Bureau
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.

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Sales of new single family houses in the US increased 2.3% month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annualised rate of 616K in December of 2022, the highest value in four months, compared to market forecasts of 617K. Sales soared in the Midwest (35.2% to 73K) and the South (6.5% to 392K) but fell in Northeast (-19.4% to 29K) and the West (-15.3% to 122K). The median price of new houses sold was $442,100 while the average sales price was $528,400. There were 461,000 houses left to sell, the same as in November corresponding to 9 months of supply at the current sales rate. Considering full 2022, an estimated 644K new homes were sold, 16.4% below the 2021 figure of 771K, and the lowest levels in four years, due to rising mortgage rates.

United States New Home Sales History

Last 12 readings

United States Housing Indicators

All United States indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Building Permits
1,337
Dec 2022
1,351
Nov 2022
513
Mar 2009
2,419
Dec 1972
ThousandMonthly1960-2022
Building Permits MoM
-1
Dec 2022
-10.6
Nov 2022
-24
Feb 1990
33.9
Jan 1967
%Monthly1960-2022
Case Shiller Home Price Index
303.86
Oct 2022
306.29
Sep 2022
100
Jan 2000
318.63
Jun 2022
PointsMonthly2000-2022
Case Shiller Home Price Index MoM
-0.8
Nov 2022
-0.8
Oct 2022
-2.8
Jan 2009
2.6
Apr 2013
%Monthly2000-2022
Case Shiller Home Price Index YoY
6.8
Nov 2022
8.6
Oct 2022
-19
Jan 2009
21.2
Mar 2022
%Monthly2001-2022
Construction Spending
-0.4
Dec 2022
0.2
Nov 2022
-4.8
Feb 1975
5.9
Apr 1978
%Monthly1964-2022
Existing Home Sales
4,020
Dec 2022
4,080
Nov 2022
1,370
Mar 1970
7,250
Sep 2005
ThousandMonthly1968-2022
Existing Home Sales MoM
-1.5
Dec 2022
-7.9
Nov 2022
-22.5
Jul 2010
22.5
Jul 2020
%Monthly1968-2022
Home Ownership Rate
66
Sep 2022
65.8
Jun 2022
62.9
Mar 1965
69.2
Jun 2004
%Quarterly1965-2022
House Price Index MoM
-0.1
Nov 2022
0
Oct 2022
-1.8
Nov 2008
2.1
Feb 2022
N/A1991-2022
House Price Index YoY
9.8
Oct 2022
11
Sep 2022
-10.6
Nov 2008
19.4
Feb 2022
N/A1992-2022
Housing Index
392.7
Oct 2022
392.3
Sep 2022
100
Jan 1991
398.1
May 2022
%Monthly1991-2022
Housing Starts
1,382
Dec 2022
1,401
Nov 2022
478
Apr 2009
2,494
Jan 1972
Thousand unitsMonthly1959-2022
Housing Starts MoM
-1.4
Dec 2022
-1.8
Nov 2022
-26.4
Mar 1984
29.3
Jul 1982
N/A1959-2022
MBA Mortgage Market Index
232.4
Jan 2023
255.3
Jan 2023
64.2
Oct 1990
1,856.7
May 2003
N/A1990-2023
MBA Mortgage Refinance Index
466.6
Jan 2023
502.3
Jan 2023
59
Dec 1994
9,977.8
May 2003
N/A1990-2023
MBA Purchase Index
184.3
Jan 2023
205.4
Jan 2023
53.5
Dec 1990
529.3
Jun 2005
N/A1990-2023
Mortgage Applications
-9
Jan 2023
7
Jan 2023
-40.5
Jan 1993
112.1
Nov 2008
%Weekly1990-2023
Mortgage Rate
6.19
Jan 2023
6.2
Jan 2023
2.85
Dec 2020
10.56
Apr 1990
%Weekly1990-2023
Nahb Housing Market Index
35
Jan 2023
31
Dec 2022
8
Jan 2009
90
Nov 2020
Monthly1985-2023
New Home Sales
616
Dec 2022
602
Nov 2022
270
Feb 2011
1,389
Jul 2005
Thousand unitsMonthly1963-2022
New Home Sales MoM
2.3
Dec 2022
0.7
Nov 2022
-33.6
May 2010
31.2
Apr 1963
N/A1963-2022
Pending Home Sales
-33.8
Dec 2022
-36.9
Nov 2022
-37.09
Oct 2022
51.7
Apr 2021
%Monthly2002-2022
Pending Home Sales MoM
2.5
Dec 2022
-2.6
Nov 2022
-30.3
May 2010
41.9
May 2020
%Monthly2001-2022
Single Family Home Prices
366,900
Dec 2022
370,700
Nov 2022
19,700
Jan 1968
416,000
Jun 2022
USDMonthly1968-2022

New Home Sales across North America

New Home Sales global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
United States
616
Dec 2022
602
Nov 2022
270
Feb 2011
1,389
Jul 2005
Thousand units Monthly1963-2022

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