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New Home Sales Expand Moderately

Sales of new single-family homes rose 0.8 percent in June 2017 to 610,000 as reported jointly by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The June increase reflected a downward revision to the estimate of new home sales in May. If the May sales number remained at its initially reported level of 610,000, then sales would… Read More ›

May Gains for New Home Sales

Contracts for new home sales expanded by 2.9% in May to a 610,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to estimates from the joint data release of HUD and the Census Bureau. The report also noted a strong upward revision for the April rate of sales, increasing from a 569,000 annual pace to 593,000. The growth in sales continues along a positive trend for the… Read More ›

Decline for April Sales Masks 2017 Gains

Contracts for new single-family home sales fell more than expected in April, declining 11.4% to a 569,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate according to estimates from the joint data release of HUD and the Census Bureau. The decline occurred after solid, positive revisions for new home sales for the first three months of the year. All told, total new home sales for 2017 stand at 210,000, a 11.3%… Read More ›

New Home Sales Price History

The price distribution of new home sales has changed markedly over the last ten years. Indeed, new home prices have increased, due to market shifts and higher regulatory costs. The following analysis uses data from the Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. As shown in the following graph, the number of new homes sold… Read More ›

Conventional Mortgages Finance Most New Home Sales Since 2008

NAHB analysis of the most recent Census estimates concerning sources of financing for new home sales reveals that the share of mortgages financed through conventional products in the third quarter of 2016 rose to 74.1%–the highest level seen since 2008.  In contrast, cash sales accounted for the smallest portion they have since the second quarter of 2010.  The portions financed with FHA… Read More ›

Composition of New Home Sales Financing Shifts in Third Quarter

NAHB analysis of the most recent Census estimates concerning sources of financing for new home sales reveals that the composition of mortgages by financing method shifted over the third quarter of 2016. The share of new home sales financed with conventional loans expanded at the expense of FHA-insured and VA-backed mortgages. The shift to conventional mortgages indicates continued return to health in the… Read More ›