In a report, the U.S. Census Bureau said new home sales rose by 4.4% to a seasonally adjusted 377,000 units in November, compared to expectations for an increase to 378,000.
New home sales for October were revised down to 361,000 units from a previously reported 368,000.
Following the release of the data, the U.S. dollar remained lower against the euro, with EUR/USD adding 0.32% to trade at 1.3267.
Meanwhile, U.S. equity markets were lower after the open. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.1%, the S&P 500 index shed 0.1%, while the Nasdaq Composite index eased down 0.25%.
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