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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 ›

New Home Sales: Solid August Follows Hot July

Sales of newly-built, single-family homes fell 7.6% on a monthly basis in August to a 609,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate according to estimates from the Census Bureau and HUD. However, the monthly change masks the fact that the August pace of new home sales was the second strongest since the end of the Great Recession. New home sales for August… Read More ›

New Home Sales: Financing Source Shares Hold Steady

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, FHA, and VA loans, as well as cash, held steady in the second quarter of 2016 while the number of new homes sold grew by 22%. According to data from the Census Bureau’s Quarterly Sales by Price… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales – Real Time Tracking

In normal times roughly 70% of new home purchases are trade-up buyers (i.e., they have an existing home to sell) so the strength of existing home sales affects the strength of new home sales. Two series published by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) gauging the strength of the existing home sales sector are: pending sales and sales. The pending… Read More ›