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Building Permits Surge In December; Signals A Strong Spring Housing Market

January 20, 2011

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According to the Census Bureau’s report, Housing Starts of single-family homes fell to 417,000 units on a seasonally-adjusted, annual basis. The figure marks a 9 percent drop-off from November, and is the lowest reading since May 2009.

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Housing Starts Rise In November, But With A High Margin Of Error

December 22, 2010

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The number of single-family Housing Starts increased in November, adding 30,000 units as compared to October.

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Housing Starts Data Much Better Than The Headlines Would Have You Believe

November 18, 2010

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Newspaper stories can be misleading sometimes — especially with respect to real estate. We saw a terrific example of this Wednesday.

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Housing Starts Jump In September, Buoyed By Homebuilder Confidence

October 20, 2010

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According to the Commerce Department, the number of single-family Housing Starts increased to 452,000 units in September, a 19,000 improvement over August.

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Housing Starts Rise In August, But By Less Than The Headlines Report

September 23, 2010

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The number of single-family Housing Starts rebounded in August, climbing 4 percent from July’s 14-month low.

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Single-Family Housing Starts Fade In July

August 18, 2010

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Sometimes, you need to look deeper than the headlines to get the news that matters. This basic truth’s latest example comes from the July Housing Starts data, as published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Housing Starts Ease 0.7 Percent In June — 7x Better Than The Headline Data

July 21, 2010

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Single-family Housing Starts eased lower last month, falling by 0.7 percent from May, or 3,000 units nationwide.

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Good News For Sellers : Housing Starts Fall To 1-Year Low In May 2010

June 17, 2010

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Single-family housing starts plummeted to a one-year low in May, just 30 days after soaring to a 20-month high. It’s no wonder home builders are confused.

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Housing Starts Data Hints That Housing Will Expand Even After The Tax Credit Expires

April 20, 2010

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A Housing Start is a new home on which construction has started and, over the last 6 months, home builders are averaging one half-million starts per month. This marks the highest 6-month average since 2008 and a reading one-fifth percent better from 12 months ago. Revisions to prior data have all been higher, too.

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Single-Family Housing Starts Hold Steady For The 8th Straight Month

March 18, 2010

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Single-family Housing Starts idled last month, dropping just 3,000 units from the month prior, or 0.2%. According to the Commerce Department’s report, February marked the 8th straight month in which Housing Starts straddled the half-million marker, dating back to June 2009.

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