US-New Home Sales
New Home Sales in the United States averaged 652.45 Thousand from 1963 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1,389 Thousand in July of 2005 and a record low of 270 Thousand in February of 2011.
Definition: A sale of the new house occurs with the signing of a sales contract or the acceptance of a deposit. The house can be in any stage of construction: not yet started, under construction, or already completed. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States New Home Sales - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.
The Long-Term Picture gives you a real Big Picture of the Great Depression in the years 2008 & 2009:
Freshest update on 24th May 2016, BEFORE the chart below was created: "New single-family home sales in US jumped 16.6% to 619,000 in April, much higher than an upwardly revised 531,000 in March and compared to market expectations of 523,000. It is the highest reading since January of 2008 and the biggest gain since 1992."