In February, 667,000 new homes were sold in the United States. Their number compared with January increased by 4.9%, the country's Department of Commerce reported. The February figure was the highest since March 2018 due to the increased availability of housing for a wider range of Americans due to lower mortgage rates. According to economists, in February a less significant growth was expected - up to 620 thousand houses. On average, the selling price of a new home was $315,300. The decrease in the indicator relative to the same month a year earlier was at the level of 3.6% In February, 340 thousand new buildings were put up for sale in the US market against 342 thousand in the previous month.