Posted January 26, 2022

U.S. New Home Sales Rise 11.9 Percent in December

Average sales price hits $457,300.

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for December 2021:

New Home Sales

Sales of new singlefamily houses in December 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 811,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 11.9 percent (±20.3 percent)* above the revised November rate of 725,000, but is 14.0 percent (±16.6 percent)* below the December 2020 estimate of 943,000.

An estimated 762,000 new homes were sold in 2021. This is 7.3 percent (±5.1 percent) below the 2020 figure of 822,000.

Sales Price

The median sales price of new houses sold in December 2021 was $377,700.

The average sales price was $457,300.

For Sale Inventory and Months’ Supply

The seasonallyadjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of December was 403,000. This represents a supply of 6.0 months at the current sales rate.