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Single-Family Starts Flat in September

Filed in Economics by on October 19, 2021 1 Comment
Single-Family Starts Flat in September

Single-family housing production held steady in September as strong demand helped to offset ongoing building material supply chain disruptions. Meanwhile, declines in multifamily production helped to push overall housing starts in September down 1.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.56 million, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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August Housing Starts Lifted by Multifamily Development

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on September 21, 2021 2 Comments
August Housing Starts Lifted by Multifamily Development

Strong multifamily production helped push overall housing starts up in August as single-family starts edged lower due to ongoing supply chain issues and labor challenges.

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Housing Starts Down in July on Supply Chain Challenges

Filed in Economics by on August 18, 2021 3 Comments
Housing Starts Down in July on Supply Chain Challenges

Supply chain and labor challenges helped to push overall housing starts down 7.0% percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.53 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Housing Starts Increase in June but Supply-Side Issues Linger

Filed in Economics, Trends by on July 20, 2021 5 Comments
Housing Starts Increase in June but Supply-Side Issues Linger

Overall housing starts increased 6.3% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.64 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Despite the increase in housing production, there is concern over weakening permit numbers for both the single-family and multifamily markets.

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Single-Family Starts Steady in May

Filed in Economics by on June 16, 2021 2 Comments
Single-Family Starts Steady in May

Overall housing starts increased 3.6% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units off of a downwardly revised April reading, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Construction Cools as Costs Climb

Filed in Economics, Material Costs by on May 18, 2021 7 Comments
Construction Cools as Costs Climb

Housing production fell in April due to the increased costs of building materials that have priced out potential home buyers. Overall housing starts decreased 9.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Housing Starts Spring Forward in March

Filed in Economics by on April 16, 2021 12 Comments
Housing Starts Spring Forward in March

Housing production rebounded in March as buyer demand remains solid due to low mortgage interest rates. Overall housing starts increased 19.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.74 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This was the fastest pace for combined single-family and multifamily construction since June 2006.

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Housing Production Weakens in February

Filed in Economics by on March 17, 2021 16 Comments
Housing Production Weakens in February

Housing production weakened in February as higher material costs and interest rates continue to affect the housing industry. Overall housing starts decreased 10.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Construction Headwinds Pick Up in January

Filed in Economics by on February 18, 2021 3 Comments
Construction Headwinds Pick Up in January

Housing production softened in January as rising lumber prices continue to affect the housing industry. Overall housing starts decreased 6.0% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.58 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Single-Family Starts Leveling Off at Strong Pace in November

Filed in Economics by on December 17, 2020 3 Comments
Single-Family Starts Leveling Off at Strong Pace in November

Single-family starts flattened in November as builders struggled to meet demand, while overall housing starts increased 1.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.55 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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