August 2009 sales of new one-family houses in the United States were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 429,000, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
This is 0.7% above the revised July rate of 426,000, but is 3.4% below the August 2008 estimate of 444,000.
The median sales price of new houses sold in August 2009 was $195,200; the average sales price was $256,800. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of August was 262,000. This represents a supply of 7.3 months at the current sales rate.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development