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Broad Declines for Home Construction in April

Filed in Economics by on May 19, 2020 4 Comments
Broad Declines for Home Construction in April

Reflecting the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, total housing starts decreased 30.2% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000 units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is the lowest starts rate since the first quarter of 2015. Meanwhile, the pace of total permits declined 20.8% to 1.07 million on an annualized basis.

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Housing Starts Down in March on Coronavirus Effects

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on April 16, 2020 6 Comments
Housing Starts Down in March on Coronavirus Effects

Reflecting the growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, total housing starts decreased 22.3% in March from a downwardly revised February reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. Meanwhile, overall permits declined 6.8% to 1.35 million.

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Single-Family Housing Starts Up in February, but Challenges Lie Ahead Due to Coronavirus

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on March 18, 2020 4 Comments
Single-Family Housing Starts Up in February, but Challenges Lie Ahead Due to Coronavirus

Housing starts were strong at the outset of 2020, as builders started production of homes to meet consumer demand at the beginning of the year. However, challenges lie ahead due to broad economic weakening stemming from the coronavirus crisis.

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Housing Production Shows Solid Start to 2020

Filed in Economics by on February 19, 2020 2 Comments
Housing Production Shows Solid Start to 2020

Total housing starts decreased 3.6% in January from an upwardly revised December reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. Meanwhile, overall permits surged to a 13-year high.

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Housing Starts Finish 2019 Strong

Filed in Economics by on January 17, 2020 2 Comments
Housing Starts Finish 2019 Strong

Total housing starts increased 16.9% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.61 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is a 13-year high for housing starts.

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A Decade of Home Building: The Long Recovery of the 2010s

Filed in Affordability, Economics, Housing Trends by on January 6, 2020 8 Comments
A Decade of Home Building: The Long Recovery of the 2010s

The 2010s was by far the lowest decade of single-family production in the last 60 years. During this 10-year period, single-family home construction totaled just 6.8 million units. By comparison, single-family starts ranged from 9.3 million units in the 1960s to 12.3 million in the 2000s.

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New Single-Family Homes are Getting Smaller

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on November 25, 2019 0 Comments
New Single-Family Homes are Getting Smaller

New single-family home size trended lower in the third quarter of 2019, a pattern from recent years that is likely to continue as builders add more entry-level homes into inventory and the custom market levels off, according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.

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Is Townhouse Construction Ready for a Resurgence?

Filed in Economics by on November 20, 2019 0 Comments
Is Townhouse Construction Ready for a Resurgence?

Townhouse construction was relatively flat in the third quarter of 2019 and may be nearing the end of a recent slowdown, according to an NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design.

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Single-Family Construction Continues to Make Steady Gains in October

Filed in Economics by on November 19, 2019 0 Comments
Single-Family Construction Continues to Make Steady Gains in October

Total housing starts increased 3.8 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.31 units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

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Single-Family Housing Starts Hold Firm in September

Filed in Economics by on October 17, 2019 0 Comments
Single-Family Housing Starts Hold Firm in September

Due a decline in multifamily housing starts, total housing starts fell 9.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.26 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

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