Unexpectedly Intriguing!
30 November 2021

The market for new homes in the U.S. shrank in October 2021. The initial estimate of the market cap itself for the month is $28.31 billion, which is 0.9% less than one year ago, and 6.0% below December 2020's peak of $30.12 billion.

Trailing Twelve Month Average New Homes Sales Market Capitalization, January 1976-October 2021

The market for new homes in the U.S. has shrunk in both real and nominal terms.

Meanwhile, the annualized number of new homes being sold in the U.S. has nearly dropped to levels last seen in December 2019.

Trailing Twelve Month Average U.S. New Homes Sales, January 1976-October 2021

The shrinking new home market represents a source of headwinds for the U.S. economy in 2021. We'll follow up with a look at the affordability trends for new homes later this week.

References

U.S. Census Bureau. New Residential Sales Historical Data. Houses Sold. [Excel Spreadsheet]. Accessed 24 November 2021. 

U.S. Census Bureau. New Residential Sales Historical Data. Median and Average Sale Price of Houses Sold. [Excel Spreadsheet]. Accessed 24 November 2021. 

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