The U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday that new home sales in the U.S. improved to a 610,000 annualized rate in June, but supply rose only slightly. That’s 0.8% (±12.1%) higher than the revised May rate of 605,000 and 9.1% (±14.4%) higher than the June 2016 estimate of 559,000.
The seasonally-adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of June was 272,000. This represents a supply of 5.4 months at the current sales rate.
The median sales price of new houses sold in June 2017 was $310,800, while average sales price was $379,500.