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New Home Sales: March 2000
    
MARCH 2000 NEW HOUSING SALES AT ANNUAL RATE OF 966,000
                        
Sales of new one-family houses in March 2000 were at a seasonally adjusted
annual rate of 966,000 according to estimates released today by the U.S. 
Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This 
is 5 (+/-9) percent above the revised February rate of 924,000 and 10 (+/-10) 
percent above the revised March 1999 rate of 881,000.
The  median sales price of new houses sold in March 2000 was $165,000; the
mean sales price was $202,400. At the end of  March, the seasonally adjusted 
estimate of new houses for sale was 322,000.  This represents a supply of
4.1 months at the current sales rate.
Through March of this year, there were 245,000 houses sold compared with
231,000 sold during the same period last year. This is an increase of 
6 (+/-6) percent.
The price index of new one-family houses sold (Fisher Ideal Index) was 129.7 
for the first quarter of 2000, up 0.6 percent from the fourth quarter index 
of 128.9. The first quarter 1999 index was 127.2.
New Home Sales data for April 2000 will be released on May 31, 2000, 
at 10:00 A.M. EDT.
EXPLANATORY NOTES
These statistics are estimated from sample surveys. They are subject to
sampling variability as well as nonsampling error including bias and variance
from response, nonreporting, and undercoverage.  Estimated average relative
standard errors of the preliminary data are shown in the tables. Whenever
a statement such as "3 (+/-4) percent  above" appears  in the text, this 
indicates the range (from -1 percent to +7 percent) in which the actual percent
change is likely to have occurred. All ranges given for percent changes are 90-
percent confidence intervals and account only for sampling variability.
If a range contains zero, it is uncertain whether there was an increase or
decrease; that is, the change is not statistically significant.  The January 2000
issue of Current Construction Reports, C25/00-1,  includes explanations of
confidence intervals and sampling variability. Changes in seasonally
adjusted statistics often show irregular movement.  It takes 4 months to
establish a trend for new houses sold. Preliminary new home sales figures are
subject to revision due to the survey methodology and definitions used.  The
survey is primarily based on a sample of houses selected from building
permits.  Since a "sale" is defined as a deposit taken or sales agreement
signed, this can occur prior to a permit being issued.  An estimate of these
prior sales is included in the sales figure.  On average, the preliminary seasonally
adjusted estimate of total sales is revised +/-3 percent. Changes in sales price
data reflect changes in the distribution of houses by region, size, etc., as
well as changes in the prices of houses with identical characteristics.

TABLE 1A. NEW ONE-FAMILY HOUSES SOLD:  MARCH 2000                                         
                                                                                
                          United   North-     Mid-                              
Period                    States   east       west    South    West             
                                                                                
                                Seasonally adjusted annual rate                 
                                                                                
1999 -   March             881       74      154      390      263              
         April             930       80      173      411      266              
         May               896       71      173      417      236              
         June              948       68      172      437      272              
         July              936       84      174      430      248              
         August            914       89      190      385      249              
         September         848       77      153      381      237              
         October           906       71      198      385      253              
         November          895       64      184      396      251              
         December(r)       916       84      156      415      261              
                                                                                
2000 -   January(r)        930       81      147      430      272              
         February(r)       924       78      176      429      241              
                                                                                
         MARCH(p)          966       87      185      421      272              
                                                                                
      AVG. RSE(%)            4       19       12        6        7              
                                                                                
                                    Not seasonally adjusted                     
                                                                                
1998                       886       81      164      398      243              
1999(r)                    907       75      173      408      249              
                                                                                
AVG. RSE(%)                  2        6        7        3        4              
                                                                                
1999 First  3 months       231       19       40      108       65              
2000 First  3 months       245       20       43      112       70              
                                                                                
AVG. RSE(%)                  3        9        8        4        3              
                                                                                
1999 - March                86        6       16       38       26              
                                                                                
       December(r)          58        6        9       27       16              
2000 - January(r)           70        5        9       34       21              
       February(r)          81        7       15       38       21              
                                                                                
       MARCH(p)             94        8       19       40       27              
                                                                                
       AVG. RSE(%)           4       19       12        6        7              
                                                                                
Number of houses in thousands.                                                  
                                                                                
(p) Preliminary.   (r) Revised.                                                 
                                                                                
AVG. RSE(%): Annual - Avg. Relative Standard Error for the last two years.      
             YTD - Avg. Relative Standard Error for the current period          
                   and the same period last year.                               
             Monthly - Avg. Relative Standard Error for the latest              
                       six month period(January-June or July-December).         

TABLE 1B. NEW ONE-FAMILY HOUSES FOR SALE AT END OF PERIOD AND MONTHS SUPPLY AT            
CURRENT SALES RATE:  MARCH 2000                                                 
                                                                                
                         Seasonally                                             
                          adjusted             Not Seasonally adjusted          
                                                                                
                      Houses Months          Houses for sale         Months     
                        for  supply                                  supply     
Period                  sale   (1)                                     (1)      
                                                                                
                      United States  United North- Mid-  South  West            
                                     States east   west                         
                                                                                
1998                     (X)    (X)    300    28    63   142    68    (X)       
1999(r)                  (X)    (X)    326    28    67   158    72    (X)       
                                                                                
AVG. RSE(%)              (X)    (X)      3    10     6     4     6    (X)       
                                                                                
1999 -   March           298    4.1    296    25    60   145    67    3.4       
         April           301    3.9    299    25    59   148    67    3.4       
         May             305    4.1    302    25    60   149    68    3.6       
         June            305    4.0    307    26    60   150    71    3.6       
         July            306    4.0    305    26    61   147    72    3.8       
         August          307    4.1    305    26    62   148    70    3.8       
         September       311    4.5    313    25    62   153    72    4.7       
         October         314    4.2    316    26    64   155    70    4.6       
         November        317    4.3    319    28    65   155    70    5.1       
         December(r)     320    4.3    326    28    67   158    72    5.6       
                                                                                
2000 -   January(r)      322    4.2    322    27    66   158    70    4.6       
         February(r)     310    4.1    316    25    66   158    67    3.9       
                                                                                
         MARCH(p)        322    4.1    320    26    67   160    67    3.4       
                                                                                
      AVG. RSE(%)          3      5      3    11     7     5     4      5       
                                                                                
Number of houses in thousands.                                                  
                                                                                
(p) Preliminary.  (r) Revised.  (X) Not applicable.                             
                                                                                
AVG. RSE(%): Annual - Avg. Relative Standard Error for the last two years.      
             Monthly - Avg. Relative Standard Error for the latest six          
                       month period(January-June or July-December).             
                                                                                
(1) Ratio of houses for sale to houses sold.  Seasonally adjusted ratio         
    derived from unadjusted ratio.                                              
                                                                                

TABLE 2. MEDIAN AND AVERAGE SALES PRICE:  MARCH 2000                                     
                                                                                
Period                  Median       Average                                    
                                                                                
1998                   152,500       181,900                                    
1999(r)                160,000       195,800                                    
                                                                                
AVG. RSE(%)                  2             2                                    
                                                                                
1999 - March           155,000       189,400                                    
                                                                                
       December(r)     165,000       203,000                                    
2000 - January(r)      160,000       197,000                                    
       February(r)     160,000       199,700                                    
                                                                                
       MARCH(p)        165,000       202,400                                    
                                                                                
       AVG. RSE(%)           4             2                                    
                                                                                
In dollars.   Includes value of improved lot.                                      
                                                                                
(p) Preliminary.  (r) Revised.                             
                                                                                
AVG. RSE(%): Annual - Avg. Relative Standard Error for the last two years.      
             Monthly - Avg. Relative Standard Error for the latest six          
                       month period(January-June or July-December).             
Source:  Construction Reports, Series C25, New One-Family Houses Sold.  
         C25 Reports are available from the U.S. Government Printing Office.  
         Annual subscription:  $28.00.
Questions or comments regarding these data may be directed to Dale R. 
Jacobson, Residential Construction Branch, Manufacturing and Construction 
Division, U.S. Census Bureau.  Telephone: (301) 457-1321.
The following data will appear in Tables 3 through 13 of this month's Current
Construction Report.

TABLE 3. HOUSES SOLD AND FOR SALE, BY STAGE OF CONSTRUCTION
(THOUSANDS OF HOUSES. COMPONENTS MAY NOT ADD TO TOTAL BECAUSE OF ROUNDING)
                                        SOLD DURING PERIOD                     
                                                     UNDER 
                                                  CONSTRUC- 
                               TOTAL  COMPLETED        TION  NOT STARTED    
1995.................            667        238         223          205    
1996.................            757        275         254          228    
1997.................            804        236         295          273   
1998.................            886        228         334          324
1999\r...............            907        215         367          325   
MONTHLY DATA
1996:   JANUARY......             54         19          17           18    
        FEBRUARY.....             68         21          21           26    
        MARCH........             70         22          23           24    
        APRIL........             70         22          27           22    
        MAY..........             69         25          24           20    
        JUNE.........             65         24          21           20    
        JULY.........             66         27          21           18    
        AUGUST.......             73         26          27           20    
        SEPTEMBER....             62         23          22           17    
        OCTOBER......             56         21          19           15    
        NOVEMBER.....             54         20          17           17    
        DECEMBER.....             51         20          15           17    
1997:   JANUARY......             61         22          20           19    
        FEBRUARY.....             69         23          23           23    
        MARCH........             81         25          29           27    
        APRIL........             70         21          24           26    
        MAY..........             71         23          24           24    
        JUNE.........             71         19          30           22    
        JULY.........             69         20          26           22    
        AUGUST.......             72         19          28           25
        SEPTEMBER....             67         18          26           22
        OCTOBER......             62         18          24           20
        NOVEMBER.....             61         18          24           19
        DECEMBER.....             51         14          17           19
1998:   JANUARY......             64         18          22           25
        FEBRUARY.....             75         19          26           30
        MARCH........             81         20          30           31
        APRIL........             82         20          32           30
        MAY..........             82         17          34           31
        JUNE.........             83         21          31           31
        JULY.........             75         21          30           24
        AUGUST.......             75         19          32           25
        SEPTEMBER....             68         18          26           25
        OCTOBER......             69         19          28           22
        NOVEMBER.....             70         20          26           23
        DECEMBER.....             61         17          23           21
1999:   JANUARY......             67         14          27           26
        FEBRUARY.....             78         19          29           30
        MARCH........             86         19          35           31
        APRIL........             88         18          36           34
        MAY..........             83         19          34           30
        JUNE.........             86         21          34           31
        
        JULY.........             80         20          32           28
        AUGUST.......             81         21          32           28
        SEPTEMBER....             67         16          28           23      
        OCTOBER......             69         18          31           20      
        NOVEMBER.....             63         14          27           22      
        DECEMBER\r...             58         16          24           18       
2000:   JANUARY\r....             70         17          29           24      
        FEBRUARY\r...             81         20          33           28      
        MARCH\p......             94         24          39           31      
AVERAGE RELATIVE
STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL (PERCENT).....              2          4           3            5    
MONTHLY (PERCENT)....              4          7           5           11    
See footnotes at end of table.

TABLE 3. HOUSES SOLD AND FOR SALE, BY STAGE OF CONSTRUCTION - CONTINUED
(THOUSANDS OF HOUSES. COMPONENTS MAY NOT ADD TO TOTAL BECAUSE OF ROUNDING)
                                       FOR SALE AT END OF PERIOD
                                                     UNDER    
                                                  CONSTRUC-   
                               TOTAL  COMPLETED        TION  NOT STARTED 
1995.................            374        123         199           52
1996.................            326        101         185           40
1997.................            287         92         161           34
1998.................            300         72         185           43
1999/r...............            326         84         201           42
MONTHLY DATA
1996:   JANUARY......            370        122         196           51
        FEBRUARY.....            362        120         192           50
        MARCH........            362        120         189           53
        APRIL........            366        119         195           51
        MAY..........            360        114         195           52
        JUNE.........            355        113         193           48
        JULY.........            351        111         191           49
        AUGUST.......            342        106         192           44
        SEPTEMBER....            332        103         185           43
        OCTOBER......            332        103         186           43
        NOVEMBER.....            330        101         189           40
        DECEMBER.....            326        101         185           40
1997:   JANUARY......            309         97         174           38
        FEBRUARY.....            296         95         165           37
        MARCH........            284         91         158           35
        APRIL........            289         91         165           33
        MAY..........            286         90         163           33
        JUNE.........            288         89         163           36
        JULY.........            289         88         165           36
        AUGUST.......            284         87         163           34
        SEPTEMBER....            285         90         164           31
        OCTOBER......            287         91         163           33
        NOVEMBER.....            281         92         158           31
        DECEMBER.....            287         92         161           34
1998:   JANUARY......            282         86         161           35
        FEBRUARY.....            277         85         157           35
        MARCH........            281         81         164           36
        APRIL........            286         80         168           38
        MAY..........            284         81         166           37
        JUNE.........            287         77         173           37
        JULY.........            284         75         171           39
        AUGUST.......            283         74         172           37
        SEPTEMBER....            291         75         177           39
        OCTOBER......            296         77         181           39
        NOVEMBER.....            292         73         185           34
        DECEMBER.....            300         72         185           43
1999:   JANUARY......            294         72         182           39
        FEBRUARY.....            291         70         182           39
        MARCH........            296         71         187           38
        APRIL........            299         73         183           44
        MAY..........            302         76         186           40
        JUNE.........            307         76         181           50
        
        JULY.........            305         73         183           49
        AUGUST.......            305         71         188           46
        SEPTEMBER....            313         76         191           46
        OCTOBER......            316         76         197           43
        NOVEMBER.....            319         81         199           39
        DECEMBER\r...            326         84         201           42
2000:   JANUARY\r....            322         88         193           41
        FEBRUARY\r...            316         86         187           43
        MARCH\p......            320         85         183           51
AVERAGE RELATIVE
STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL (PERCENT).....              3          4           3            6
MONTHLY (PERCENT)....              3          5           3            5
p Preliminary.   r Revised.

TABLE 4. HOUSES SOLD BY SALES PRICE
(THOUSANDS OF HOUSES. COMPONENTS MAY NOT ADD TO TOTAL BECAUSE OF ROUNDING.)
                                      NUMBER OF HOUSES/1   
                                                           
     PERIOD                        80000 100000 120000 150000 200000
                            UNDER     TO     TO     TO     TO    AND
                     TOTAL  80000  99999 119999 149999 199999   OVER
1995................   667     58    101     99    144    127    138
1996................   757     59    104    101    159    160    175
1997................   804     51     93    103    173    177    207
1998................   886     41     91    112    183    208    251
1999\r..............   907     32     72    100    189    214    299        
MONTHLY DATA
1996:   JANUARY.....    54      4     10      8     11     10     11
        FEBRUARY....    68      6     10      9     14     14     15
        MARCH.......    70      6     10      9     15     14     15
        APRIL.......    70      5     11      8     14     16     15
        MAY.........    69      6      9     10     15     15     15
        JUNE........    65      5      8      9     14     14     15
        JULY........    66      4      8      9     14     15     15 
        AUGUST......    73      6     11     11     15     15     16 
        SEPTEMBER...    62      7      9      8     13     10     16 
        OCTOBER.....    56      4      7      7     12     12     13 
        NOVEMBER....    54      4      7      7     12     11     14 
        DECEMBER....    51      4      7      6     10     11     13 
1997:   JANUARY.....    61      3      8      8     13     13     15 
        FEBRUARY....    69      5      9      9     15     14     18 
        MARCH.......    81      7      9     12     15     19     20 
        APRIL.......    70      5      7      9     14     16     19 
        MAY.........    71      4      9      9     15     15     17 
        JUNE........    71      4      9      9     17     14     19 
        JULY........    69      4      8      9     15     15     18 
        AUGUST......    72      5      9     10     15     17     17
        SEPTEMBER...    67      4      8      8     14     15     17
        OCTOBER.....    62      3      7      9     14     13     15
        NOVEMBER....    61      4      8      7     13     13     16
        DECEMBER....    51      4      5      6     12     11     13
1998:   JANUARY.....    64      3      8      9     13     14     17
        FEBRUARY....    75      3      8     11     13     18     23
        MARCH.......    81      3      8     10     17     20     22
        APRIL.......    82      4      9     11     19     18     22
        MAY.........    82      4      9     11     15     20     23
        JUNE........    83      5     10     10     18     19     21
        JULY........    75      5      8     10     15     16     21
        AUGUST......    75      4      7      9     16     17     23
        SEPTEMBER...    68      2      7      8     14     18     18
        OCTOBER.....    69      3      7      9     13     16     21
        NOVEMBER....    70      3      6      9     16     17     19
        DECEMBER....    61      3      5      7     14     15     17
1999:   JANUARY.....    67      3      7      7     15     17     18
        FEBRUARY....    78      3      6     10     17     17     26
        MARCH.......    86      3      8     11     18     21     26
        APRIL.......    88      2     10      9     18     21     28
        MAY.........    83      3      7     10     19     18     26
        JUNE........    86      3      6     10     18     20     28
        
        JULY........    80      3      7     10     15     19     26
        AUGUST......    81      3      7      9     20     18     25
        SEPTEMBER...    67      2      6      7     14     17     22      
        OCTOBER.....    69      2      5      6     16     17     22      
        NOVEMBER....    63      3      3      7     13     15     24         
        DECEMBER\r..    58      2      3      7     11     15     20         
2000:   JANUARY\r...    70      3      5      7     16     16     23       
        FEBRUARY\r..    81      2      6      9     18     20     26         
        MARCH\p.....    94      3      8     11     18     19     35         
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL (PERCENT)....     2      7      5      6      5      5      5 
MONTHLY (PERCENT)...     4     24     16     13      8      8      7 
See footnotes at end of table.

TABLE 4. HOUSES SOLD BY SALES PRICE - CONTINUED
(COMPONENTS MAY NOT ADD TO TOTAL BECAUSE OF ROUNDING. PERCENTS COMPUTED FROM
 UNROUNDED FIGURES)
                                  PERCENT DISTRIBUTION/2
                                                                              
                                  
     PERIOD                  80000 100000 120000 150000 200000 
                      UNDER     TO     TO     TO     TO    AND 
                      80000  99999 119999 149999 199999   OVER 
1995................      9     15     15     22     19     21 
1996................      8     14     13     21     21     23 
1997................      6     12     13     21     22     26 
1998................      5     10     13     21     23     28
1999\r..............      4      8     11     21     24     33 
MONTHLY DATA
1996:   JANUARY.....      8     18     15     20     19     20  
        FEBRUARY....      9     14     14     20     20     22  
        MARCH.......      8     14     13     22     20     22  
        APRIL.......      7     16     11     21     23     22  
        MAY.........      9     12     14     22     22     21  
        JUNE........      8     13     14     22     22     22  
        JULY........      7     12     14     22     23     23  
        AUGUST......      8     14     15     21     20     21  
        SEPTEMBER...     11     15     12     20     17     26  
        OCTOBER.....      7     12     13     22     22     24  
        NOVEMBER....      7     14     12     22     20     25  
        DECEMBER....      7     13     13     20     22     26  
1997:   JANUARY.....      6     13     13     22     21     25  
        FEBRUARY....      7     13     13     21     20     26  
        MARCH.......      8     11     14     18     23     25  
        APRIL.......      7     10     13     20     23     28  
        MAY.........      6     13     13     22     22     24  
        JUNE........      5     12     12     24     20     27  
        JULY........      6     12     13     21     22     26  
        AUGUST......      6     13     14     21     24     23
        SEPTEMBER...      6     12     12     21     23     25
        OCTOBER.....      5     11     15     23     21     24
        NOVEMBER....      6     13     12     22     22     25
        DECEMBER....      7     10     11     23     23     25
1998:   JANUARY.....      4     12     14     21     22     27
        FEBRUARY....      4     10     15     17     23     31
        MARCH.......      4     10     12     21     25     27
        APRIL.......      5     11     13     23     22     26
        MAY.........      5     11     13     19     24     28
        JUNE........      6     12     12     22     22     26
        JULY........      6     10     14     20     21     28
        AUGUST......      5     10     12     21     22     30
        SEPTEMBER...      3     10     12     21     27     26
        OCTOBER.....      5     11     13     18     23     30
        NOVEMBER....      4      9     12     23     24     27
        DECEMBER....      6      8     11     23     24     28
1999:   JANUARY.....      4     11     11     23     25     27
        FEBRUARY....      4      7     13     21     21     33
        MARCH.......      3      9     13     21     24     30
        APRIL.......      3     11     11     20     23     32     
        MAY.........      4      8     13     23     21     31     
        JUNE........      4      7     12     21     23     33
        
        JULY........      4      9     13     18     24     32 
        AUGUST......      3      8     11     25     23     30 
        SEPTEMBER...      3      9     10     20     25     33   
        OCTOBER.....      4      8      8     24     25     32   
        NOVEMBER....      4      4     10     20     24     37   
        DECEMBER\r..      4      6     11     18     26     34   
2000:   JANUARY\r...      4      8     10     22     24     33   
        FEBRUARY\r..      3      7     11     23     24     32   
        MARCH\p.....      3      9     11     19     21     38   
AVERAGE RELATIVE
STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL (PERCENT)....      7      5      6      5      5      5  
MONTHLY (PERCENT)...     24     15     12      7      7      6  
See footnotes at end of table.

TABLE 4. HOUSES SOLD BY SALES PRICE - CONTINUED
         (IN DOLLARS)
                       MEDIAN   AVERAGE
     PERIOD             SALES     SALES
                        PRICE     PRICE
1995................  133,900   158,700
1996................  140,000   166,400
1997................  146,000   176,200
1998................  152,500   181,900
1999\r..............  160,000   195,800
MONTHLY DATA
1996:   JANUARY.....  131,900   155,300
        FEBRUARY....  139,400   163,700
        MARCH.......  137,000   162,100
        APRIL.......  140,000   170,000
        MAY.........  136,400   163,300
        JUNE........  140,000   166,500
        JULY........  144,200   168,400
        AUGUST......  137,000   159,700
        SEPTEMBER...  139,000   167,400
        OCTOBER.....  143,800   168,400
        NOVEMBER....  143,500   172,000
        DECEMBER....  144,900   171,800
1997:   JANUARY.....  145,000   171,900
        FEBRUARY....  143,000   171,100
        MARCH.......  148,000   172,700
        APRIL.......  150,000   179,500
        MAY.........  141,000   170,700
        JUNE........  145,000   179,400
        JULY........  145,900   175,500
        AUGUST......  144,000   170,700
        SEPTEMBER...  146,300   177,500
        OCTOBER.....  141,500   172,900
        NOVEMBER....  145,000   175,400
        DECEMBER....  145,900   175,800
1998:   JANUARY.....  148,000   178,600
        FEBRUARY....  156,000   181,600
        MARCH.......  152,700   178,500
        APRIL.......  148,000   176,700
        MAY.........  153,200   183,500
        JUNE........  148,000   175,900
        JULY........  149,900   179,800
        AUGUST......  154,900   186,500
        SEPTEMBER...  155,000   182,700
        OCTOBER.....  154,500   182,800
        NOVEMBER....  151,000   178,600
        DECEMBER....  152,500   183,300
1999:   JANUARY.....  152,500   182,800
        FEBRAURY....  159,900   191,400
        MARCH.......  155,000   189,400
        APRIL.......  160,000   191,400
        MAY.........  154,800   188,200
        JUNE........  158,300   193,400
        
        JULY......... 157,900   188,800
        AUGUST....... 154,900   193,300
        SEPTEMBER.... 162,000   194,400
        OCTOBER...... 160,000   200,300
        NOVEMBER..... 172,900   212,400
        DECEMBER\r..  165,000   203,000
2000:   JANUARY\r...  160,000   197,000
        FEBRUARY\r..  160,000   199,700
        MARCH\p.....  165,000   202,400
  
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL (PERCENT)....        2         2
MONTHLY (PERCENT)...        4         2
p Preliminary.   r Revised.
1 Houses for which sales price was not reported have been distributed 
  proportionally to those for which sales price was reported.
2 Total equals 100 percent.
Note:  The sales price includes the price of the developed lot.

TABLE 5. CURRENT SEASONAL FACTORS                                             
                            
                                
                                             NEW HOUSES SOLD          
                                     
       MONTH AND YEAR              UNITED            
                                   STATES                               
                                  IMPLICIT                                     
                                   FACTOR     North-    Mid-    South    West
                                               east     west    
                
1999:   DECEMBER\r............       76.2      84.8     68.5     79.3    73.3      
2000:   JANUARY\r.............       89.7      78.6    74.4      94.1    94.5       
        FEBRUARY\r............      105.7     109.0   105.2     105.4   105.5      
        MARCH\p...............      117.0     106.4   122.0     115.0   120.0       
                                                          MEDIAN MONTHS FROM 
                                                              START TO..  
       MONTH AND YEAR                        MONTHS  
                                     NEW     SUPPLY AT  
                                   HOUSES    CURRENT                  END OF   
                                  FOR SALE   SALES RATE     SALE      MONTH   
  
           
1999:   DECEMBER\r............       102.1      130.3      111.0      101.4
2000:   JANUARY\r.............        99.8      109.8      114.1      107.2
        FEBRUARY\r............       102.0       94.0      113.3      113.8
        MARCH\p...............        99.3       83.4      103.2      111.2
p Preliminary.  r Revised.

TABLE 6. MEDIAN NUMBER OF MONTHS ON SALES MARKET
(HOUSES NOT STARTED ARE EXCLUDED. MEDIANS ARE COMPUTED FROM UNROUNDED FIGURES)
                      HOUSES SOLD                  HOUSES FOR SALE
                                                                     MEASURED
                      MEASURED FROM            MEASURED FROM         FROM
                      MONTH OF START           MONTH OF START        MONTH OF
                                                                     COMPLETION
                 NOT                       NOT                       NOT
                 SEASONALLY   SEASONALLY   SEASONALLY   SEASONALLY   SEASONALLY
                 ADJUSTED     ADJUSTED     ADJUSTED     ADJUSTED     ADJUSTED
ANNUAL DATA
1995...............    4.3          (X)          5.3          (X)          5.5
1996...............    4.2          (X)          4.8          (X)          4.6
1997...............    3.7          (X)          4.9          (X)          4.3
1998...............    3.5          (X)          4.0          (X)          5.0
1999\r.............    3.3          (X)          4.2          (X)          4.6


MONTHLY DATA
1996:   JANUARY...... 4.7           4.0          5.5          5.2          5.7
        FEBRUARY....  4.5           4.0          5.7          5.0          5.7
        MARCH.......  4.4           4.3          5.8          5.3          5.5
        APRIL.......  4.2           4.1          5.6          5.3          5.7
        MAY.........  4.4           4.5          5.4          5.3          5.8
        JUNE........  4.3           4.8          4.9          5.2          5.4
        JULY........  4.2           4.4          4.5          4.9          4.9
        AUGUST......  3.4           3.6          4.4          4.8          5.0
        SEPTEMBER...  4.1           4.6          4.5          4.8          4.8
        OCTOBER.....  4.0           4.4          4.5          4.7          4.4
        NOVEMBER....  4.3           4.0          4.5          4.7          4.6
        DECEMBER....  4.4           4.2          4.8          4.8          4.6
1997:   JANUARY.....  4.8           4.2          5.1          4.9          4.9
        FEBRUARY....  4.5           4.1          5.3          4.8          4.8
        MARCH.......  3.9           3.8          5.4          4.9          4.8
        APRIL.......  4.1           4.2          5.2          4.8          4.6
        MAY.........  3.8           3.8          4.7          4.6          4.7
        JUNE........  2.7           3.0          4.4          4.7          4.6
        JULY........  3.4           3.7          4.3          4.7          4.6
        AUGUST......  3.1           3.4          4.4          4.8          4.2
        SEPTEMBER...  3.2           3.5          4.4          4.7          4.2
        OCTOBER.....  3.4           3.6          4.4          4.7          4.0
        NOVEMBER....  3.8           3.7          4.6          4.8          3.9
        DECEMBER....  3.8           3.6          4.9          4.9          4.3
1998:   JANUARY.....  4.3           3.6          5.1          4.8          4.9
        FEBRUARY....  4.2           3.8          5.3          4.8          5.3
        MARCH.......  3.6           3.6          5.1          4.6          5.8
        APRIL.......  3.9           3.8          4.5          4.2          5.9
        MAY.........  2.7           2.7          4.2          4.2          5.5
        JUNE........  3.2           3.5          3.8          4.1          5.3
        JULY........  3.5           3.6          3.9          4.3          5.1
        AUGUST......  3.1           3.4          4.0          4.3          5.2
        SEPTEMBER...  3.5           3.9          3.9          4.2          5.2
        OCTOBER.....  3.1           3.3          4.0          4.2          4.8
        NOVEMBER....  3.4           3.4          3.9          4.0          5.0
        DECEMBER....  3.8           3.6          4.0          4.0          5.0
1999:   JANUARY.....  3.3           2.8          4.3          4.0          5.1
        FEBRUARY....  4.0           3.6          4.4          4.0          5.1
        MARCH.......  3.1           3.1          4.4          3.9          5.0
        APRIL.......  3.6           3.4          4.2          4.0          4.8
        MAY.........  2.9           3.0          3.8          3.9          4.2
        JUNE......... 3.1           3.4          3.8          4.0          3.9
        JULY......... 3.2           3.3          3.9          4.2          4.2
        AUGUST....... 3.2           3.6          3.7          4.0          4.4
        SEPTEMBER.... 3.0           3.2          3.9          4.2          4.2
        OCTOBER...... 3.4           3.6          3.8          4.0          4.4
        NOVEMBER..... 3.1           3.0          4.0          4.1          4.5
        DECEMBER\r... 3.6           3.2          4.2          4.1          4.6
2000:   JANUARY\r.... 3.6           3.2          4.5          4.2          4.8
        FEBRUARY\r... 3.9           3.4          4.8          4.2          5.3
        MARCH\p...... 3.6           3.5          4.8          4.3          5.3
AVERAGE RELATIVE
STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL (PERCENT)....    3           (X)            5          (X)            7
MONTHLY (PERCENT)...   11            11            6            6           13
p Preliminary.  r Revised.   X Not applicable.

TABLE 7. HOUSES SOLD BY SALES PRICE
(COMPONENTS MAY NOT ADD TO TOTAL BECAUSE OF ROUNDING. VALUE OF IMPROVED LOT
 INCLUDED IN SALES PRICE. PERCENTS COMPUTED FROM UNROUNDED FIGURES)
                         60K  70K  80K   90K  100K  120K  150K  200K  250K
 PERIOD           UNDER   TO   TO   TO    TO    TO    TO    TO    TO   AND
          TOTAL     60K  70K  80K  90K  100K  120K  150K  200K  250K  OVER
                        NUMBER OF HOUSES (THOUSANDS)
ANNUAL DATA
1995....... 667      11   15   32   50    51    99   144   127    63    75
1996....... 757      11   15   33   47    57   101   159   160    79    96
1997....... 804      10   12   28   46    47   103   173   177    83   124
1998....... 886       7   12   22   39    52   112   183   208   104   147
1999\r..... 907       6    8   19   33    39   100   189   214   114   185
QUARTERLY DATA
1995
1ST QTR.... 154       4    4    9   12    13    22    33    29    14    15
2ND QTR.... 185       3    4    8   13    13    30    40    35    18    22
3RD QTR.... 182       3    4    9   15    16    27    39    32    17    20
4TH QTR.... 145       2    3    7   11    10    20    32    30    14    17
1996
1ST QTR.... 191       3    4   10   13    16    27    40    38    20    22
2ND QTR.... 204       3    4    9   13    15    26    43    45    19    25
3RD QTR.... 201       3    4    9   14    14    28    42    40    22    24
4TH QTR.... 161       2    3    6    8    12    21    34    35    18    22
1997
1ST QTR.... 211       2    4    8   13    13    29    43    46    23    30
2ND QTR.... 212       3    3    8   11    14    27    46    45    23    33
3RD QTR.... 207       2    4    7   13    13    27    44    47    22    30
4th QTR.... 173       3    2    6   10     9    22    40    38    16    28
1998
1ST QTR.... 220     (B)    3    5   10    14    30    44    52    25    37
2ND QTR.... 248       3    4    6   12    17    31    53    57    28    38
3RD QTR.... 218     (B)    2    6   10    12    28    44    51    25    37
4TH QTR.... 200       2    3    5    8    10    24    43    48    23    34
1999
1ST QTR.... 231     (B)    2    5    9    12    28    49    54    28    43
2ND QTR.... 256       2    2    5   11    12    30    54    58    32    51
3RD QTR.... 228     (B)    2    4    9    10    25    49    54    29    44
4TH QTR\r.. 191     (B)   (B)   5    5     6    19    39    48    25    41
2000
1ST QTR\p.. 245       2    2    4    9    11    26    52    55    30    55
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL.(%).   2      11    9    7    7     6     6     5     5     6     6
QTRLY..(%).   3      32   25   19   13    12     7     5     5     7     5
See footnotes at end of table.

TABLE 7. HOUSES SOLD BY SALES PRICE - CONTINUED
(COMPONENTS MAY NOT ADD TO TOTAL BECAUSE OF ROUNDING. VALUE OF IMPROVED LOT
 INCLUDED IN SALES PRICE. PERCENTS COMPUTED FROM UNROUNDED FIGURES)
                         60K  70K  80K   90K  100K  120K  150K  200K  250K
 PERIOD           UNDER   TO   TO   TO    TO    TO    TO    TO    TO   AND
          TOTAL     60K  70K  80K  90K  100K  120K  150K  200K  250K  OVER
                         
				PERCENT DISTRIBUTION
ANNUAL DATA
1995......  100       2    2    5    7     8    15    22    19     9    11
1996......  100       1    2    4    6     8    13    21    21    10    13
1997......  100       1    2    4    6     6    13    21    22    10    15
1998......  100       1    1    2    4     6    13    21    23    12    17
1999\r....  100       1    1    2    4     4    11    21    24    13    20
 
QUARTERLY DATA
1995
1ST QTR...  100       3    3    6    8     8   14     22    19     9    10
2ND QTR...  100       1    2    4    7     7   16     22    19    10    12
3RD QTR...  100       1    2    5    8     9   15     22    18     9    11
4TH QTR...  100       1    2    5    7     7   14     22    20     9    12
1996
1ST QTR...  100       1    2    5    7     9   14     21    20    10    11
2ND QTR...  100       2    2    4    6     7   13     21    22     9    12
3RD QTR...  100       2    2    4    7     7   14     21    20    11    12
4TH QTR...  100       1    2    4    5     8   13     21    22    11    14
1997
1ST QTR...  100       1    2    4    6     6   14     20    22    11    14
2ND QTR...  100       1    1    4    5     6   13     22    21    11    16
3RD QTR...  100       1    2    3    6     6   13     21    23    10    14
4TH QTR...  100       2    1    3    6     5   13     23    22     9    16
1998
1ST QTR...  100     (B)    1    2    4     6   14     20    24    11    17
2ND QTR...  100       1    2    2    5     7   13     21    23    11    15
3RD QTR...  100     (B)    1    3    5     5   13     20    24    12    17
4TH QTR...  100       1    1    2    4     5   12     21    24    12    17
1999
1ST QTR...  100     (B)    1    2    4     5   12     21    23    12    19
2ND QTR...  100       1    1    2    4     5   12     21    23    12    20
3RD QTR...  100     (B)    1    2    4     5   11     21    24    13    20
4TH QTR\r.. 100     (B)   (B)   3    3     3   10     21    25    13    21
2000
1ST QTR\p.. 100       1    1    2    3     4   11     21    23    12    22
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL.(%). (X)       9    7    6    5     5    5      5     4     5     5
QTRLY..(%). (X)      32   25   19   13    12    6      4     4     6     4
B Withheld because estimate did not meet publication standards on the basis
  of sample size.
p Preliminary.   r Revised.   X Not applicable.

TABLE 8. HOUSES SOLD BY SALES PRICE WITHIN REGION
 (THOUSANDS OF HOUSES. COMPONENTS MAY NOT ADD TO TOTAL BECAUSE OF ROUNDING.
  VALUE OF IMPROVED LOT INCLUDED IN SALES PRICE)
                    NORTHEAST         
                                       80,000   120,000   150,000   200,000 
PERIOD                TOTAL  UNDER       TO        TO        TO       AND 
                      SOLD   80,000   119,999   149,999   199,999     OVER 
ANNUAL DATA
1995................    55        2        8         9        13        23 
1996................    74        2        9        11        18        33 
1997................    78        2        8        11        20        36
1998................    81       (B)       8        12        19        41
1999\r..............    75       (B)       7        10        16        41     
QUARTERLY DATA
             1995
1ST QUARTER.........    13      (B)        2         3         3         5 
2ND QUARTER.........    17      (B)        2         3         4         7 
3RD QUARTER.........    12      (B)        2         2         2         6 
4TH QUARTER.........    14      (B)        2         2         3         6 
             1996
1ST QUARTER.........    12      (B)        2         2         3         5 
2ND QUARTER.........    18      (B)        2         2         4         9 
3RD QUARTER.........    23      (B)        3         3         6        10 
4TH QUARTER.........    17      (B)        2         2         4         9 
             1997
1ST QUARTER.........    23      (B)        2         3         5        12 
2ND QUARTER.........    21      (B)        3         3         5        10 
3RD QUARTER.........    18      (B)        2         3         6         7 
4TH QUARTER.........    16      (B)        2         2         4         8 
             1998
1ST QUARTER.........    20      (B)        2         3         5        10
2ND QUARTER.........    24      (B)        2         3         6        12
3RD QUARTER.........    20      (B)        2         2         4        11
4TH QUARTER.........    17      (B)      (B)         3         4         9
             1999
1ST QUARTER.........    18      (B)        2         4         4         9
2ND QUARTER.........    20      (B)        2         3         5        11
3RD QUARTER.........    22      (B)        3         3         4        12      
4TH QUARTER\r.......    16      (B)      (B)       (B)         4         9      
             2000
1ST QUARTER\p.......    20      (B)        2         3         4        11      
      
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL....(PERCENT).     6       25       17         9        10        13 
QUARTERLY.(PERCENT).    13       61       30        33        30        19  
See footnotes at end of table.

TABLE 8. HOUSES SOLD, BY SALES PRICE WITHIN REGION - CONTINUED
 (THOUSANDS OF HOUSES. COMPONENTS MAY NOT ADD TO TOTAL BECAUSE OF ROUNDING.
  VALUE OF IMPROVED LOT INCLUDED IN SALES PRICE)
         	     MIDWEST
                                      80,000   120,000   150,000   200,000
PERIOD               TOTAL    UNDER       TO        TO        TO       AND
                      SOLD   80,000  119,999   149,999   199,999      OVER
ANNUAL DATA
1995................   125        6        41        27        25        26
1996................   137        6        41        32        29        29
1997................   140        5        35        30        32        37
1998................   164        4        37        33        42        48
1999\r..............   173        4        32        38        42        58
QUARTERLY DATA
             1995
1ST QUARTER.........    28        2         9         7         6         5
2ND QUARTER.........    37        2        12         8         7         8
3RD QUARTER.........    33        2        12         7         6         7
4TH QUARTER.........    26      (B)         9         6         5         5
             1996
1ST QUARTER.........    35        2        11         8         6         8
2ND QUARTER.........    39        2        11        10         9         8
3RD QUARTER.........    35        2        12         9         7         6
4TH QUARTER.........    27      (B)         7         6         6         6
             1997
1ST QUARTER.........    32        2         9         6         8         7
2ND QUARTER.........    42      (B)        11         9         9        11
3RD QUARTER.........    34      (B)         8         7         8        10 
4TH QUARTER.........    31      (B)         7         8         7         8
             1998
1ST QUARTER.........    44      (B)         9         9        11        13
2ND QUARTER.........    46        2        11        10        12        12
3RD QUARTER.........    40      (B)         8         8        10        12
4TH QUARTER.........    35      (B)         9         6         9        10
             1999
1ST QUARTER.........    40      (B)        7         9        10        13
2ND QUARTER.........    52      (B)       12        12        12        15
3RD QUARTER.........    43      (B)        8         9        11        15
4TH QUARTER\r.......    37      (B)        5         9         9        13
             2000
1ST QUARTER\p.......    43        2        9         9         9        14
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL....(PERCENT).     7       12        14        15        13        14
QUARTERLY.(PERCENT).     7       36        21         9        14        11 
See footnotes at end of table.

TABLE 8. HOUSES SOLD, BY SALES PRICE WITHIN REGION - CONTINUED
 (THOUSANDS OF HOUSES. COMPONENTS MAY NOT ADD TO TOTAL BECAUSE OF ROUNDING.
  VALUE OF IMPROVED LOT INCLUDED IN SALES PRICE)
                     SOUTH                                                  
                                      80,000   120,000   150,000   200,000  
PERIOD               TOTAL    UNDER       TO        TO        TO       AND  
                      SOLD   80,000  119,999   149,999   199,999      OVER  
ANNUAL DATA
1995................   300       42       98        63        49        47  
1996................   337       44      108        69        61        55  
1997................   363       40      115        76        69        64 
1998................   398       33      118        82        80        85
1999\r..............   408       25      103        88        89       103     
QUARTERLY DATA
             1995
1ST QUARTER.........    72       13       24        14        11        10  
2ND QUARTER.........    76       11       25        17        12        12  
3RD QUARTER.........    84       11       30        17        13        13  
4TH QUARTER.........    65        8       20        14        13        10  
             1996
1ST QUARTER.........    87       12       29        16        17        14  
2ND QUARTER.........    89       12       29        18        17        13  
3RD QUARTER.........    89       14       29        19        14        14  
4TH QUARTER.........    74        9       23        17        14        12  
             1997
1ST QUARTER.........    99       11       33        20        19        16  
2ND QUARTER.........    92       11       27        20        18        16  
3RD QUARTER.........    95       10       33        19        18        16 
4TH QUARTER.........    79        8       24        18        15        13
             1998
1ST QUARTER.........    96        7       32        20        19        18
2ND QUARTER.........   110       11       35        21        21        21 
3RD QUARTER.........    99        8       30        20        21        20
4TH QUARTER.........    91        8       23        21        18        21
             1999
1ST QUARTER.........   107        7       31        22        22        26
2ND QUARTER.........   114        8       30        24        23        30
3RD QUARTER.........   102        6       27        23        22        24      
4TH QUARTER\r.......    85        6       17        20        22        21      
             2000
1ST QUARTER\p.......   112        6       27        28        25        26      
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL....(PERCENT).     3        6        7         9         9         7  
QUARTERLY.(PERCENT).     4       21        8         6         6         7  
                          
See footnotes at end of table.

TABLE 8. HOUSES SOLD, BY SALES PRICE WITHIN REGION - CONTINUED
 (THOUSANDS OF HOUSES. COMPONENTS MAY NOT ADD TO TOTAL BECAUSE OF ROUNDING.
  VALUE OF IMPROVED LOT INCLUDED IN SALES PRICE)
                     WEST
                                      80,000   120,000   150,000   200,000 
PERIOD               TOTAL    UNDER       TO        TO        TO       AND 
                      SOLD   80,000  119,999   149,999   199,999      OVER 
ANNUAL DATA
1995................   187        8        53        44        40        42
1996................   209        6        46        47        51        59
1997................   223        4        38        56        55        70
1998................   243        2        40        56        67        78
1999\r..............   249        2        31        53        66        97
QUARTERLY DATA
             1995
1ST QUARTER.........    41        2        12        10         9         8
2ND QUARTER.........    55        2        17        12        12        13
3RD QUARTER.........    53        2        14        13        11        12
4TH QUARTER.........    40        2        11        10         9         9
             1996
1ST QUARTER.........    58        2        14        14        13        15
2ND QUARTER.........    58        2        12        13        16        15
3RD QUARTER.........    53      (B)        12        12        13        16
4TH QUARTER.........    42      (B)         8        10        10        13
             1997
1ST QUARTER.........    58      (B)        10        14        14        18
2ND QUARTER.........    57      (B)        11        14        13        19
3RD QUARTER.........    60      (B)         9        16        16        18   
4TH QUARTER.........    47      (B)         8        11        11        15 
             1998
1ST QUARTER.........    61      (B)        11        13        16        21
2ND QUARTER.........    68      (B)        11        18        18        20
3RD QUARTER.........    59      (B)        10        13        16        19
4TH QUARTER.........    56      (B)         9        13        17        17
             1999
1ST QUARTER.........    65      (B)         9       15        17        23
2ND QUARTER.........    71      (B)         9       15        18        27
3RD QUARTER.........    61      (B)         6       14        17        23
4TH QUARTER\r.......    53      (B)         7        9        13        24
             2000
1ST QUARTER\p.......    70      (B)         8       12        17        32
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL....(PERCENT).     3       16         9         7         7         6
QUARTERLY.(PERCENT).     3       48        15        10         6         7
B Withheld because estimate did not meet publication standards on the basis
  of sample size.
p Preliminary.   r Revised.

TABLE 9. MEDIAN SALES PRICE OF HOUSES SOLD BY REGION
                            (IN DOLLARS)
       PERIOD            UNITED     NORTH-                                   
                         STATES       EAST    MIDWEST      SOUTH       WEST  
    ANNUAL DATA
1995................    133,900    180,000    134,000    124,500    141,000  
1996................    140,000    186,000    138,000    126,200    153,900  
1997................    146,000    190,000    149,900    129,600    160,000
1998................    152,500    200,000    157,500    135,800    163,500
1999\r..............    160,000    210,000    164,000    145,200    174,000    
QUARTERLY DATA
             1995
1ST QUARTER.........    130,000    179,900    130,000    118,000    139,400  
2ND QUARTER.........    133,900    179,900    136,000    124,500    140,000  
3RD QUARTER.........    132,000    179,900    131,000    121,000    143,000  
4TH QUARTER.........    138,000    183,500    135,000    127,000    143,000  
             1996
1ST QUARTER.........    137,000    179,000    135,200    125,500    148,200  
2ND QUARTER.........    139,900    199,700    138,200    125,000    155,900  
3RD QUARTER.........    140,000    181,000    134,900    123,900    154,800  
4TH QUARTER.........    144,100    200,000    145,000    127,900    160,000  
             1997
1ST QUARTER.........    145,000    204,400    144,900    127,100    159,900  
2ND QUARTER.........    145,800    189,000    148,500    129,900    160,000  
3RD QUARTER.........    145,000    180,000    150,000    127,000    159,000
4TH QUARTER.........    144,200    195,000    144,500    129,000    159,000
             1998
1ST QUARTER.........    152,200    196,000    160,000    131,000    163,400
2ND QUARTER.........    149,500    200,000    152,000    132,300    159,300
3RD QUARTER.........    153,000    212,000    159,000    137,300    166,400
4TH QUARTER.........    153,000    200,000    156,000    138,500    165,000
             1999
1ST QUARTER.........    156,900   195,000     165,000    142,800    168,600
2ND QUARTER.........    158,500   210,100     155,000    144,000    170,000
3RD QUARTER.........    159,400    205,400    163,900    142,000    173,000        
4TH QUARTER\r.......    165,000    212,000    165,700    149,900    189,000       
             2000
1ST QUARTER\p.......    162,000    220,000    155,000    145,000    193,000        
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL....(PERCENT).          2          7          4          2          2  
QUARTERLY.(PERCENT).          2         17          5          3          2 
See footnotes at end of table.

TABLE 9. AVERAGE SALES PRICE OF HOUSES SOLD BY REGION
                         (IN DOLLARS)
       PERIOD            UNITED     NORTH-                                     
                         STATES       EAST    MIDWEST      SOUTH       WEST    
    ANNUAL DATA
1995................    158,700    216,600    157,200    142,000    169,800
1996................    166,400    226,100    158,900    144,200    186,200
1997................    176,200    234,100    173,000    151,400    198,200
1998................    181,900    240,100    179,200    159,700    200,500
1999\r..............    195,800    249,200    187,000    173,500    222,000
 
QUARTERLY DATA
             1995
1ST QUARTER.........    153,500    217,100    153,100    135,900    164,600
2ND QUARTER.........    158,900    209,400    160,500    140,500    169,300
3RD QUARTER.........    157,700    217,100    152,500    140,800    173,600
4TH QUARTER.........    160,900    217,500    160,000    144,200    169,500
             1996
1ST QUARTER.........    161,100    217,500    160,200    143,800    177,200
2ND QUARTER.........    166,000    238,400    155,900    140,900    189,400
3RD QUARTER.........    164,000    211,600    153,500    141,000    187,900
4TH QUARTER.........    171,000    245,400    162,700    146,000    190,800
             1997
1ST QUARTER.........    172,200    235,900    164,400    147,700    193,800
2ND QUARTER.........    177,200    239,300    173,000    151,500    199,500
3RD QUARTER.........    174,700    229,800    173,200    150,600    195,800
4TH QUARTER.........    175,400    231,400    167,900    149,600    203,500
             1998
1ST QUARTER.........    180,000    235,000    181,100    157,000    197,200
2ND QUARTER.........    178,800    242,800    172,900    155,500    197,400
3RD QUARTER.........    184,300    251,600    182,100    157,500    207,900
4TH QUARTER.........    181,500    232,600    175,800    162,800    199,300
             1999
1ST QUARTER..........   189,100    227,900    183,600    166,900    217,500
2ND QUARTER..........   191,700    248,000    177,600    174,100    215,600
3RD QUATER...........   192,900    241,100    189,900    168,400    217,800
4TH QUARTER\r.......    205,300    278,700    192,100    175,300    241,900
             2000
1ST QUARTER\p.......    199,600    262,400    178,800    171,000    239,800
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL....(PERCENT).          2          7          4          3          3
QUARTERLY.(PERCENT).          2         10          3          2          3
p Preliminary.   r Revised.

TABLE 10. HOUSES SOLD BY TYPE OF FINANCING
 (COMPONENTS MAY NOT ADD TO TOTAL BECAUSE OF ROUNDING.
  PERCENTS COMPUTED FROM UNROUNDED FIGURES)
    NUMBER OF HOUSES (THOUSANDS)/1
                                   TYPE OF FINANCING                          
      
                                        VA               RURAL         
                    TOTAL      FHA   GUARAN-  CONVEN-    HOUS.         
                     SOLD   INSURED     TEED  TIONAL/2   SERV.     CASH
    ANNUAL DATA
1995................  667       79       50      490        9       39 
1996................  757       89       51      570        9       38 
1997................  804       90       47      616        6       46 
1998................  886       90       46      693        9       48
1999\r..............  907      112       40      705        6       43      
QUARTERLY DATA
             1995
1ST QUARTER.........  154       19       12      112        2        9 
2ND QUARTER.........  185       22       14      136        2       11 
3RD QUARTER.........  182       21       14      134        3       11 
4TH QUARTER.........  145       16       11      108      (B)        9 
             1996
1ST QUARTER.........  191       26       17      139        2        8 
2ND QUARTER.........  204       23       14      154        3       10 
3RD QUARTER.........  201       21       14      154        3       10 
4TH QUARTER.........  161       19        8      124      (B)        9 
             1997
1ST QUARTER.........  211       26       15      159      (B)       11 
2ND QUARTER.........  212       24       11      164        2       12 
3RD QUARTER.........  207       22       11      161      (B)       11   
4TH QUARTER.........  173       19       11      132        2       10 
             1998
1ST QUARTER.........  220       24       13      171        2       10
2ND QUARTER.........  248       25       14      192        3       13
3RD QUARTER.........  218       20       11      173        2       12
4TH QUARTER.........  200       22       10      157        2       10
             1999
1ST QUARTER.........  231       29       12      178        2       11
2ND QUARTER.........  256       35       12      195        2       13
3RD QUARTER.........  228       27       10      179        2       10      
4TH QUARTER\r.......  191       23        7      151      (B)        9      
             2000
1ST QUARTER\p.......  245       32       10      191      (B)       11     
AVERAGE RELATIVE  STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL....(PERCENT).    2        6        8        3       26        6 
QUARTERLY.(PERCENT).    3        9       21        3       35       11 
                    
See footnotes at end of table.

TABLE 10. HOUSES SOLD, BY TYPE OF FINANCING - CONTINUED
 (COMPONENTS MAY NOT ADD TO TOTAL BECAUSE OF ROUNDING.
  PERCENTS COMPUTED FROM UNROUNDED FIGURES)
    PERCENT DISTRIBUTION/1
		
                              TYPE OF FINANCING     
                                         VA             RURAL         
                               FHA  GUARAN-  CONVEN-    HOUS.         
                    TOTAL  INSURED     TEED  TIONAL/2   SERV.     CASH
    ANNUAL DATA
1995................  100       12         7      73        1        6
1996................  100       12         7      75        1        5
1997................  100       11         6      77        1        6
1998................  100       10         5      78        1        5
1999\r..............  100       12         4      78        1        5
QUARTERLY DATA
             1995
1ST QUARTER.........  100       12         8      73        2        6
2ND QUARTER.........  100       12         8      74        1        6
3RD QUARTER.........  100       11         8      74        2        6
4TH QUARTER.........  100       11         8      74      (B)        6
             1996
1ST QUARTER.........  100       14         9      73        1        4
2ND QUARTER.........  100       12         7      75        1        5
3RD QUARTER.........  100       10         7      76        1        5
4TH QUARTER.........  100       12         5      77      (B)        5
             1997
1ST QUARTER.........  100       12         7      75      (B)        5
2ND QUARTER.........  100       11         5      77        1        6
3RD QUARTER.........  100       11         5      78      (B)        6 
4TH QUARTER.........  100       11         6      76        1        6 
             1998
1ST QUARTER.........  100       11         6      78        1        5
2ND QUARTER.........  100       10         6      78        1        5
3RD QUARTER.........  100        9         5      79        1        5
4TH QUARTER.........  100       11         5      78        1        5
             1999
1ST QUARTER.........  100       12         5      77        1        5
2ND QUARTER.........  100       13         5      76        1        5
3RD QUATER..........  100       12         4      79        1        5
4TH QUARTER\r.......  100       12         4      79      (B)        5
             2000
1ST QUARTER\p.......  100       13         4      78      (B)        5
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL....(PERCENT).  (X)        6        10       3       28        6
QUARTERLY.(PERCENT).  (X)        8        21       3       35       11
B Withheld because estimate did not meet publication standards on the basis
  of sample size.
p Preliminary.   r Revised.   X Not applicable.
1 Houses not reporting type of financing have been distributed proportionally
  to those reporting type of financing.
2 Includes houses reporting other types of financing.

TABLE 11. MEDIAN SALES PRICE OF HOUSES SOLD BY TYPE OF FINANCING
                            (IN DOLLARS)
                                   TYPE OF FINANCING                          
    
                                         VA                RURAL         
                       TOTAL      FHA  GUARAN-  CONVEN-    HOUS.         
                      SOLD/1  INSURED     TEED  TIONAL/2   SERV.     CASH
    ANNUAL DATA
1995................ 133,900   95,900  107,000  148,500   71,000  127,000
1996................ 140,000   99,900  108,000  155,000   76,800  140,000
1997................ 146,000  106,000  116,000  160,800   84,900  143,900
1998................ 152,500  109,000  129,000  167,000   89,000  150,000
1999\r.............. 160,000  116,900  127,300  178,000   93,000  156,000  
QUARTERLY DATA
             1995
1ST QUARTER......... 130,000   96,900  102,000  145,000   56,000  120,500 
2ND QUARTER......... 133,900   95,000  107,000  150,000   77,200  130,000 
3RD QUARTER......... 132,000   93,900  107,500  145,000   75,500  124,600 
4TH QUARTER......... 138,000   98,500  110,900  150,000      (S)  130,300 
             1996
1ST QUARTER......... 137,000   97,000  104,000  151,300   73,000  147,000 
2ND QUARTER......... 139,900  100,000  113,900  153,900   80,600  130,000 
3RD QUARTER......... 140,000  100,000  105,000  151,900   75,100  135,000 
4TH QUARTER......... 144,100  104,700  108,600  155,800      (S)  146,400 
             1997
1ST QUARTER......... 145,000  100,000  115,000  162,700      (S)  138,000 
2ND QUARTER......... 145,800  108,500  112,000  160,000   92,000  142,000 
3RD QUARTER......... 145,000  100,000  124,000  159,000      (S)  145,900 
4TH QUARTER......... 144,200  109,900  116,900  159,900   88,800  143,500 
             1998
1ST QUARTER......... 152,200  106,000  126,600  167,500   86,900  146,000
2ND QUARTER......... 149,500  105,500  131,400  165,000   89,500  140,000
3RD QUARTER......... 153,000  111,000  133,800  165,000   92,700  165,000
4TH QUARTER......... 153,000  114,100  119,800  168,700   89,900  144,000
            1999
1ST QUARTER......... 156,900  116,700  124,000  174,000   86,900  149,000
2ND QUARTER......... 158,500  113,400  126,900  178,200  114,500  153,000
3RD QUARTER......... 159,400  117,100  135,000  172,500  101,500  167,900  
4TH QUARTER\r....... 165,000  116,700  137,500  181,000      (S)  165,000  
            2000
1ST QUARTER\p....... 162,000  119,000  135,000  183,900      (S)  149,000  
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL.....(PERCENT)       2        3        6        2       13        2 
QUARTERLY..(PERCENT)       2        4        4        1       13        3 
See footnotes at end of table.

TABLE 11. AVERAGE SALES PRICE OF HOUSES SOLD BY TYPE OF FINANCING
                                (IN DOLLARS)
                                   TYPE OF FINANCING                          
      
                                         VA                RURAL         
                       TOTAL      FHA  GUARAN-  CONVEN-    HOUS.         
                      SOLD/1  INSURED     TEED  TIONAL/2   SERV.    CASH
    ANNUAL DATA
1995................ 158,700  100,700  112,800  173,800   75,700  154,900
1996................ 166,400  105,700  112,600  182,100   84,100  169,600
1997................ 176,200  108,000  117,500  191,700   88,600  176,700
1998................ 181,900  111,100  130,000  195,100   92,800  198,800
1999\r.............. 195,800  119,400  131,100  212,600   99,600  198,700
QUARTERLY DATA
             1995
1ST QUARTER......... 153,500  100,700  111,600  169,300   59,000  143,700
2ND QUARTER......... 158,900   99,500  113,500  175,700   75,900  156,200
3RD QUARTER......... 157,700   99,600  112,900  172,100   84,200  151,900
4TH QUARTER......... 160,900  103,200  112,500  174,300      (S)  156,500
             1996
1ST QUARTER......... 161,100  102,900  112,100  177,600   80,800  166,700
2ND QUARTER......... 166,000  105,600  115,800  180,400   86,200  180,000
3RD QUARTER......... 164,000  106,700  109,800  178,800   86,500  155,100
4TH QUARTER......... 171,000  108,800  113,900  183,700      (S)  172,900
             1997
1ST QUARTER......... 172,200  104,600  116,700  189,800      (S)  170,300
2ND QUARTER......... 177,200  110,900  113,000  192,900   93,300  169,200
3RD QUARTER......... 174,700  105,100  122,900  188,100      (S)  188,900
4TH QUARTER......... 175,400  112,000  117,600  190,500   87,500  172,100
             1998
1ST QUARTER......... 180,000  109,300  130,300  195,000   86,700  183,600
2ND QUARTER......... 178,800  108,700  130,000  192,700   96,700  174,400
3RD QUARTER......... 184,300  111,100  133,800  193,900   91,700  244,800
4TH QUARTER......... 181,500  115,800  121,300  195,800   96,400  182,300
             1999
1ST QUARTER......... 189,100  119,100  126,200  205,900    85,700 188,500
2ND QUARTER......... 191,700  120,000  126,200  209,700   104,200 186,800
3RD QUARTER......... 192,900  118,100  134,300  206,600   113,700 209,700
4TH QUARTER\r....... 205,300  118,800  137,100  222,100      (S)  218,700
             2000
1ST QUARTER\p....... 199,600  119,000  140,900  216,100      (S)  210,100
AVERAGE RELATIVE STANDARD ERRORS
ANNUAL....(PERCENT).       2        2        2        2        7       4
QUARTERLY.(PERCENT).       2        2        5        2        6      11
p Preliminary.   r Revised.
S Withheld because estimate did not meet publication standards on the basis 
  of response rate, associated standard error, or a consistency review.
1 Includes houses not reporting type of financing.
2 Includes houses reporting other types of financing.

Table 12. Chain-Type Annual-Weighted Price Index (Fisher Ideal) of New 
          One-Family Houses Sold Including Value of Lot (1992=100.0.)
	    
Year  Annual   First    Second   Third    Fourth    
	         quarter  quarter  quarter  quarter   Northeast  Midwest  South    West
1979   59.5     56.2     59.2     60.1     62.6       47.1      64.4     63.6    59.6
1980   65.4     63.8     64.8     66.4     66.5       51.2      67.6     70.7    66.1
1981   70.3     69.3     70.2     70.3     71.3       56.0      72.3     76.3    70.1
1982   73.2     73.4     73.5     73.2     72.8       58.4      75.5     80.3    71.5
1983   75.3     74.6     74.8     76.0     75.8       61.7      75.0     82.6    73.8
1984   78.1     76.2     77.8     78.7     79.7       67.1      79.2     84.7    76.2
1985   80.1     79.9     79.8     79.6     81.2       73.6      78.5     86.6    77.2
1986   83.8     81.8     83.8     85.2     84.5       84.8      83.0     88.9    78.7
1987   88.7     86.8     88.3     89.8     90.1       96.8      88.6     91.8    82.6
1988   92.1     91.3     91.7     92.7     92.7       99.8      92.7     94.0    87.2
1989   95.8     94.5     96.4     96.3     95.9      102.1      94.8     97.0    92.9
1990   97.4     97.8     96.7     98.0     96.9       98.1      95.4     97.3    98.3
1991   98.6     97.2     99.3    100.0     97.8       96.2      97.8     98.9    99.2
1992  100.0     98.9     99.7    100.1    101.3      100.0     100.0    100.0   100.0
1993  104.5    101.9    105.3    105.9    104.8       98.0     107.0    104.7   103.8
1994  109.6    108.1    109.7    110.0    110.5      100.0     112.8    108.4   111.1
1995  112.5    111.2    112.4    112.8    113.7      103.0     116.5    111.7   113.2
1996  114.9    115.3    114.5    115.6    115.1      104.7     119.3    113.0   117.2 
1997  118.2    117.1    119.3    118.9    119.4      107.5     123.3    115.8   120.8  
1998  121.0    121.0    121.0    122.3    123.4      110.9     125.4    118.7   123.6  
1999  127.1    127.2    127.0    129.3    128.9      115.4     131.2    124.4   130.9  
2000           129.7\p
p Preliminary.

Table 12A.  Fixed Weighted Price Index (Laspeyres) of New One-Family Houses Sold,
            Including Value of Lot (1992=100.0.)  
            Index based on kinds of houses sold in 1992
Year  Annual   First    Second    Third    Fourth    
	         quarter  quarter   quarter  quarter   Northeast Midwest  South    West
1977   46.8     44.6     46.8     47.7     50.5       36.4      50.2     49.8    43.7
1978   53.7     51.3     53.2     55.4     57.1       39.8      57.6     55.4    52.2
1979   61.8     58.8     62.1     63.1     65.5       45.5      64.4     63.7    60.9
1980   68.1     66.7     67.7     69.4     69.8       50.0      67.4     71.2    68.2
1981   73.5     73.0     74.0     74.0     74.7       54.2      73.6     77.4    72.4
1982   75.2     76.4     76.0     75.3     74.7       56.2      75.8     79.8    73.3
1983   76.8     76.5     76.7     77.9     77.9       59.7      75.6     82.0    74.7
1984   79.9     78.6     80.3     81.1     81.9       64.8      80.1     84.7    77.4
1985   80.9     81.6     81.1     80.7     82.1       71.3      78.8     86.4    77.9
1986   84.1     82.7     84.7     86.0     85.2       81.8      83.2     89.0    79.9
1987   88.6     87.4     88.8     90.2     90.4       92.9      88.8     92.2    84.1
1988   91.9     91.7     92.1     93.1     93.0       95.2      92.8     94.3    88.6
1989   95.6     94.8     96.6     96.6     96.2       98.0      94.9     96.9    94.2
1990   97.4     98.2     97.2     98.6     97.5       96.0      95.7     97.2    98.8
1991   98.7     97.8     99.9    100.6     98.3       92.9      98.2     99.0    99.4
1992  100.0     99.3    100.1    100.3    101.0      100.0     100.0    100.0   100.0
1993  104.3    101.8    105.1    105.6    104.6       97.1     106.7    104.7   103.6  
1994  109.3    108.0    109.6    109.9    110.2       98.4     112.0    108.5   110.9  
1995  112.4    110.8    111.9    112.2    113.0      100.7     116.3    111.9   112.7  
1996  114.5    114.7    113.8    115.0    114.6      104.1     118.6    112.6   116.8  
1997  118.4    116.4    118.6    118.2    118.7      106.6     122.9    116.5   120.4  
1998  121.4    120.3    120.3    121.6    122.7      110.7     124.7    120.4   122.9  
1999  127.7    126.5    126.3    128.5    128.1      114.9     129.7    125.5   132.0  
2000           128.9/p
 
p Preliminary.

Table 13. verage Sales Price of Kinds of New One-Family Houses Sold in 1992
	      Compared With That of Houses Actually Sold Based on the
	      Laspeyres Price Index 
	                         (Prices in dollars)
Period                     Average sales price		
                           of kinds of houses
                             sold in 1992		  Average sales price	
                      (estimated from price index)      of houses actually sold
                         Price     Period-to-period     Price  Period-to-period
                                   percent change\1		    percent change
ANNUAL DATA
1977                     67,400          (X)           54,200            (X)
1978                     77,400         14.8           62,500           15.3
1979                     89,100         14.9           71,800           14.9
1980                     98,100         10.3           76,400            6.4
1981                    105,900          7.9           83,000            8.6
1982                    108,400          2.4           83,900            1.1
1983                    110,700          2.1           89,800            7.0
1984                    115,100          4.1           97,600            8.7
1985                    116,600          1.2          100,800            3.3
1986                    121,200          3.9          111,900           11.0
1987                    127,700          5.3          127,200           13.7
1988                    132,400          3.8          138,300            8.7
1989                    137,800          4.0          148,800            7.6
1990                    140,400          1.9          149,800            0.7
1991                    142,200          1.3          147,200           -1.7
1992                    144,100          1.4          144,100           -2.1
1993                    150,300          4.3          147,700            2.5
1994                    157,500          4.7          154,500            4.6
1995                    161,900          2.8          158,700            2.7  
1996                    165,100          2.0          166,400            4.9  
1997                    170,600          3.4          176,200            5.9
1998                    175,000          2.6          181,900            3.2
1999                    184,000          5.2          195,800/r          7.6/r  
QUARTERLY DATA
1977: First quarter      64,200          (X)           51,600            (X)
      Second quarter     67,400          5.0           54,300            5.2
      Third quarter      68,700          1.9           54,000           -0.6
      Fourth quarter     72,700          5.9           57,500            6.5
1978: First quarter      73,900          1.7           59,300            3.1
      Second quarter     76,700          3.8           61,600            3.9
      Third quarter      79,800          4.0           63,500            3.2
      Fourth quarter     82,200          3.1           66,400            4.4
1979: First quarter      84,800          3.1           68,300            2.9 
      Second quarter     89,500          5.6           72,400            6.0
      Third quarter      91,000          1.6           74,200            2.5
      Fourth quarter     94,600          3.8           72,700           -2.0
1980: First quarter      96,200          1.8           73,600            1.2 
      Second quarter     97,600          1.5           74,400            1.1
      Third quarter     100,100          2.5           77,500            4.2
      Fourth quarter    100,600          0.5           80,000            3.2
1981: First quarter     105,200          4.5           80,900            1.1
      Second quarter    106,600          1.3           84,300            4.2
      Third quarter     106,700          0.1           83,800           -0.6
      Fourth quarter    107,600          0.9           83,700           -0.1
1982: First quarter     110,000          2.2           81,200           -3.0
      Second quarter    109,500         -0.4           85,700            5.5
      Third quarter     108,600         -0.9           83,900           -2.1
      Fourth quarter    107,700         -0.8           84,600            0.8
1983: First quarter     110,200          2.3           86,700            2.5
      Second quarter    110,600          0.4           89,100            1.8
      Third quarter     112,300          1.6           92,500            3.8
      Fourth quarter    112,200         -0.1           90,800           -1.8 
1984: First quarter     113,200          0.9           94,700            4.3
      Second quarter    115,700          2.2           99,200            4.8
      Third quarter     116,900          1.0           98,500           -0.7 
      Fourth quarter    118,000          0.9           97,800           -0.7

Table 13. Average Sales Price of Kinds of New One-Family Houses Sold in 1992
	    Compared With That of Houses Actually Sold (In dollars) - continued
Period                     Average sales price		
                           of kinds of houses
                             sold in 1992		  Average sales price	
                      (estimated from price index)      of houses actually sold
                         Price     Period-to-period     Price  Period-to-period
                                   percent change\1	          percent change
 
1985: First quarter     117,600         -0.4           98,500            0.7
      Second quarter    116,900         -0.6          100,500            2.0
      Third quarter     116,300         -0.5          100,500            0.0
      Fourth quarter    118,300          1.7          103,800            3.3
1986: First quarter     119,100          0.7          106,300            2.3
      Second quarter    122,100          2.5          112,300            5.4
      Third quarter     123,900          1.4          114,400            2.1
      Fourth quarter    122,700         -0.9          115,600            1.0
1987: First quarter     125,900          2.6          120,800            4.5
      Second quarter    128,000          1.6          126,100            4.4
      Third quarter     129,900          1.5          129,900            3.0
      Fourth quarter    130,300          0.3          133,500            2.8
1988: First quarter     132,100          1.4          137,900            3.3
      Second quarter    132,700          0.5          134,800           -2.2
      Third quarter     134,100          1.0          141,500            5.0
      Fourth quarter    134,000         -0.1          140,400           -0.8
1989: First quarter     136,700          2.0          144,300            2.8
      Second quarter    139,100          1.8          146,800            1.7
      Third quarter     139,200          0.0          150,200            2.3
      Fourth quarter    138,600         -0.4          151,200            0.7
1990: First quarter     141,500          2.1          149,500           -1.1
      Second quarter    140,100         -1.0          151,200            1.1
      Third quarter     142,200          1.5          145,500           -3.8
      Fourth quarter    140,500         -1.1          150,100            3.2
1991: First quarter     140,900          0.2          151,100            0.7
      Second quarter    144,000          2.2          148,200           -1.9
      Third quarter     145,000          0.7          145,400           -1.9
      Fourth quarter    141,700         -2.3          144,400           -0.7
1992: First quarter     143,100          1.0          144,500            0.1
      Second quarter    144,200          0.8          145,300            0.6
      Third quarter     144,500          0.2          141,700           -2.5
      Fourth quarter    145,600          0.8          147,200            3.9
1993: First quarter     146,800          0.8          144,700           -1.7
      Second quarter    151,400          3.2          148,900            2.9
      Third quarter     152,100          0.5          148,000           -0.6 
      Fourth quarter    150,800         -0.9          148,300            0.2
1994: First quarter     155,700          3.3          153,600            3.6
      Second quarter    158,000          1.5          154,200            0.4
      Third quarter     158,300          0.2          152,800           -0.9
      Fourth quarter    158,800          0.3          156,100            2.2
1995: First quarter     159,600          0.5          153,500           -1.7
      Second quarter    161,300          1.1          158,900            3.5
      Third quarter     161,600          0.2          157,700           -0.8
      Fourth quarter    162,800          0.7          160,900            2.0 
1996: First quarter     165,200          1.5          161,100            0.1  
      Second quarter    164,000         -0.7          166,000            3.0
      Third quarter     165,800          1.1          164,000           -1.2 
      Fourth quarter    165,100         -0.4          171,000            4.3
1997: First quarter     167,800          1.6          172,200            0.7  
      Second quarter    170,800          1.8          177,200            2.9  
      Third quarter     170,300         -0.3          174,700           -1.4  
      Fourth quarter    171,100          0.5          175,400            0.4  
1998: First quarter     173,400          1.3          180,000            2.6  
      Second quarter    173,400          0.0          178,800           -0.7  
      Third quarter     175,200          1.1          184,300            3.1
      Fourth quarter    176,800          0.9          181,500           -1.5
1999: First quarter     182,300          3.1          189,100            4.2  
      Second quarter    182,000         -0.2          191,700            1.4
      Third quarter     185,200          1.8          192,900            0.6
      Fourth quarter    184,600         -0.3          205,300/r          6.4/r
2000: First quarter/p   185,800          0.6          199,600           -2.8  
 
p Preliminary.    r Revised.    X Not applicable.   
1 Derived from unrounded figures. 

Source:  Current Construction Reports, Series C25, New One-Family Houses Sold.
                                 

 

 

 
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