New U.S. Home Sales down 0.7% June to July 2011
Aug 24, 2011
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Sales of new single-family houses in July 2011 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 298,000 according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development.

This is 0.7% below the revised June rate of 300,000, but is 6.8% above the July 2010 estimate of 279,000.

The median sales price of new houses sold in July 2011 was $222,000; the average sales price was $272,300. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of July was 165,000. This represents a supply of 6.6 months at the current sales rate.

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