Items Tagged with 'Housing permits'


  • Housing starts fall to slowest pace since 2017 led by flood-ravaged Midwest

    Single-family starts decline while multifamily unchanged
    Housing starts in March fell to the slowest pace in almost two years, according to a report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Commerce. The decline was led by single-family starts while multifamily starts, a category including condominiums and apartments that tends to be more volatile, remained unchanged from the prior month.
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  • Home remodeling surges 30% in 5 years

    Housing construction leveling off?
    Home remodeling continues to increase in frequency as more Baby Boomers are electing to age in place and even Gen Xers opt to improve their current homes rather than trading up to newer ones. In fact, home remodeling has surged by about 30% in the past five years, according to the latest report from BuildFax.
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  • New home construction rises in 2017, closes year on positive note

    Housing starts, completions, and permits all increased over 2016
    From the looks of it, 2017 ended up being a pretty decent year for new home construction. On Thursday, the Census Bureau and HUD provided a look at the December data on new home construction, and the report shows that building permits, housing starts, and housing completions all increased in 2017.
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  • Single-family housing starts down in June

    Single-family construction and permits continue weakness
    Privately-owned housing starts in June were up 9.8%, but almost all of that was in multifamily as single-family starts were down almost 1%. Given the low inventories and surge in sales, it's confounding. Want to know more?
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  • Housing starts drop but permits see big surge in May

    Starts give back April gains but permits highest since 2007
    Housing starts fell in May after last month’s double-digit gain, but at the same time there was a big push in permits for future construction — a surge taking permits to near the highest they've been since late 2007. Here's what happened.
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  • New construction starts plummet 9.3% in June

    Summer construction boom fails to launch
    Residential construction starts and permits tumbled in June, with construction permits down 4.2% and new construction starts tumbling a whopping 9.3%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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