19,000 homes under construction sold in US for month of August

The number of new houses sold in the United States at the "Under Construction" phase in August was 19,000, according to figures released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Census surveys provide current national and regional data on sales of new single-family houses.

Included are current-month estimates and revisions for previous months, for new houses sold and for sale at the national level and by Census Region, and for average and median sales prices at the national level.

The results help provide an overview of the nation's current economic activity, and are used by manufacturers, insurance companies, and financial institutions to help ascertain supply and demand.

Houses Sold by Stage of Construction in August
Houses Sold
Not started
15,000
Under Construction
19,000
Completed
23,000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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