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US housing starts dip but remain at solid pace

U.S. homebuilders began work at a slower pace in January than in December, though activity was the third-highest since 2008. The steady pace of construction is a sign of continued strengthening in residential real estate.


Housing starts and existing home sales both rose in August

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The rebound in the U.S. housing market accelerated in August as residential construction starts increased 2.3% and sales of existing homes rose 7.8%, according to new figures released Wednesday.


Housing starts a bright spot for cooling economy

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Groundbreaking on new homes rose in June to its fastest pace in over three years, lending a helping hand to an economy that has shown worrisome signs of cooling. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that housing starts rose 6.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 760,000 units. That was the highest rate since October 2008.


Housing starts hit 1.5 year high in November

Housing starts and permits for future construction jumped to a 1-1/2 year high in November as demand for rental apartments rose, suggesting the housing market was starting to recover.


Housing starts see biggest drop since 1984

Housing starts see biggest drop since 1984

Housing starts posted their biggest decline in 27 years in February while building permits dropped to their lowest level on record, suggesting the beleaguered real estate sector has yet to rebound from its deepest slump in modern history.


Housing Starts Stumble After Stimulus

Extending the homebuyer tax credit won't avoid a possible double-dip, only delay it.


Housing starts hit highest level since Nov. 2008

U.S. housing starts rose more than expected in March to their highest level since November 2008 and permits to build new homes scaled a 17- month high.


Housing starts take surprise drop in December

Construction of new homes dipped unexpectedly last month in the U.S. as bad weather hit much of the country.


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