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U.S. Census Bureau: Monthly New Residential Sales, January 2024

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Special notice: Beginning with the April 2024 New Residential Sales release on May 23, 2024, the sales price range groups in Table 2, “New Privately-Owned Houses Sold, by Sales Price” will be updated to better reflect the current distribution of new home prices. New price groupings will also be introduced in our time series file “New Houses Sold and For Sale by Price Range”. Example tables will be provided on our website prior to release. Data between January 2020 and March 2024 will be re-calculated incorporating any additional data and revisions received since initial publication and re-released in the new price groupings. Data from 2002-2019 will be archived in a time series file with the former price groupings. In addition, data in the “Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing”, the price index for “Quarterly Single-Family Houses Sold” and all tables containing historical median and average sales price data will be revised between January 2020 and March 2024.

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for January 2024:

New Residential Sales: January 2024

New Home Sales

Sales of new single-family houses in January 2024 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 661,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 1.5 percent (±19.9 percent)* above the revised December rate of 651,000 and is 1.8 percent (±19.4 percent)* above the January 2023 estimate of 649,000.

Sales Price

The median sales price of new houses sold in January 2024 was $420,700. The average sales price was $534,300.

For Sale Inventory and Months’ Supply

The seasonally-adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of January was 456,000. This represents a supply of 8.3 months at the current sales rate.

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The February report is scheduled for release on March 25, 2024.  View the full schedule in the Economic Briefing Room: < >.  The full text and tables for this release can be found at < >.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau