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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 Heat Up in July

July new home sales recorded the strongest monthly pace since October 2007, growing to a 654,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate. According to estimates from the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development, the elevated July rate marked a 12.4% gain over downwardly revised, but still strong, estimates for June. On a year-to-date basis, new home sales have improved… Read More ›

New Home Sales in June – Steady Progress

The US Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development in a joint release reported that newly constructed single family homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 592 thousand in June and revised May sales up to 572 thousand. This pace represents steady progress from housing bust lows below 300 thousand but is still well short of… Read More ›

New Home Sales Surge in April

Rising to the highest monthly pace since early 2008, new single-family home sales recorded strong gains in April, according to estimates from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Increasing 16.6% on a monthly basis and 23.8% year-over-year, the pace of new home sales came in at 619,000 on an annualized basis. Sales increased for all regions… Read More ›

New Home Sales: Slight Rise for FHA Share

NAHB analysis of the most recent Census estimates concerning sources of financing for new home sales reveals a slight uptick for the share of FHA-backed mortgages. According to data from the Census Bureau’s Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing and NAHB calculations, new home sales due to FHA-backed loans increased to a quarterly count of 23,000 and a market share of 17% for the… Read More ›

New Home Sales: Inventory Continues to Rise

The pace of new single-family home sales in March was effectively flat, as builders continue to add inventory. According to estimates from the Census Bureau and HUD, new home sales declined 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000 from an upwardly revised February pace. The March rate was 5.4% higher than a year ago.   Total inventory rose… Read More ›

New Homes Sales Post Slight Rebound

The February pace of new home sales was up 2% nationwide, according to estimates published by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 512,000, the February rate posted a slight improvement over the upwardly revised January estimate, which increased from a 494,000 annual rate to 502,000. Since 2011, new… Read More ›

Eye on the Economy: Starts and Sales Stumble

Home building data for January showed declines for new home sales and housing construction. Builder confidence also declined but remains in positive territory. NAHB’s forecast is for continued, modest growth for single-family construction and a slowing of the growth rate for multifamily development in 2016. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index measure of single-family builder sentiment declined three points in… Read More ›

New Home Sales Pause

Consumers signed contracts to purchase new homes at an annual rate of 494,000 in January. The monthly number is 9.2% below the December level but the December report was higher than expected. The two month average is 519,000, which is more in line with expectations and trend. Two regions increased and two declined with the West falling 32.1% to 110,000…. Read More ›