Tag Archive for ‘single-family sales’

All-Cash New Home Sales Outnumber FHA-Backed for the First Time Since 2007

NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing published by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that new home sales financed through FHA numbered 11,000 and accounted for 7.5% of the total in Q3 2022–the smallest share since the fourth quarter of 2007.  The share has dropped by nearly two-thirds since the spring of 2020. In contrast, the share… Read More ›

Share of Smaller Lots Record High Amid Pandemic

Despite the pandemic-triggered suburban flight and presumed shifts in preferences towards more spacious living, a rising share of new for-sale homes were built on smaller lots. According to the latest Survey of Construction (SOC), more than two thirds of new single-family detached homes sold in 2021 were built on lots smaller than one-fifth of an acre. This is the highest… Read More ›

Large Revision for June New Home Sales

The news in today’s newly-built home sales report was found in the estimates for June, rather than July. Contracts for new, single-family home sales decreased in July by 12.8% to a 635,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate according to estimates from the joint release of HUD and the Census Bureau. However, that decline came off an significantly upwardly revised June estimate,… Read More ›