US new home sales for January 923K vs. 856K estimate


January 2021 new home sales

  • January new home sales increased to 923K vs. 856K estimate and 885K last month (revised from 842K). The forecast range was 750K to 940K
  • the gain was 4.3% vs. 1.6% estimate. Last month the gain was revised to +5.5% from +1.6%
  • median new home prices rose 5.3% year on year to $346,400. The average selling price came in at $408,800.
  • 21% of new homes sold in January cost more than 500,000 up from 16% in the prior month
  • houses for sale in January rose 2.7% MoM to 307,000
  • Month supply at 4.0 months in January vs. 4.1% in December
  • the 2020 high came in at 979K. The all-time high for new home sales was in July 2005 at 1389K. The all-time low was in February 2011 at 270 K
New home sales

Strong numbers for new home sales in January 2021

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