Housing starts cooled in February after robust January

B.C. housing starts cool after hot October. By Bryan Yu | January 2, 2018. Dovetailing with recent building permit data, B.C. housing starts pulled back in November after an October surge but remained robust. Urban-area starts slowed to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 45,300 units from a 53,900-unit pace in October.

U.S. Housing Starts Cooled in February After Robust January By Tony Seruga U.S. new-home construction cooled by more than expected in February on a reversal in the volatile multifamily category, while building remained on pace to contribute to economic growth this quarter, government figures showed Friday.

U.S. February Housing Starts Drop 22.5%, PPI Climbs 1.6% Housing starts fell 0.9% in May to 1,269 thousand after having jumped jumped 6.8% in April and 4.4% in March. Because these data are particularly volatile on a month-to-month basis, it is best to look at a 3-month moving average of starts (which is the series shown above).

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Housing starts slip, driven by multifamily housing Results on housing construction were far less favorable in February, as home starts fell 7% to a 1.24 million annualized pace. The volatile multi-family component of starts drove the decline during the month, reversing January’s 25.6% gain with an even larger 26.1% decline.

Mortgage rates inch up after five-week decline Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said that the average rate on the benchmark 30-year mortgage was 4.81 percent last week, up from 3.92 percent a year ago. The decline has left homebuilders with 336,000.

and Indianapolis, jumped the most between January and February among the 35 largest metropolitan areas across the country. And only two of these housing markets. The uptick at the start of the year.

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"Overall, the recent cooling of housing starts supports our view for a soft landing of the Canadian housing market in 2014 and 2015," he concluded. Regional housing starts in Ontario and the prairie provinces increased in January, after being impacted by harsh weather conditions in December.

Housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.326 million, up 9.7% compared with 1.209 million in December and up from 1.236 million in January 2017, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.. Most of the increase was attributable to starts of multifamily (five units or more per building) homes.

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The rebound in housing is a big deal. The manufacturing sector, which led the U.S. out of recession in 2009, cooled off considerably. as much as 20% of overall U.S. growth. After falling to a.

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