US Housing Starts + 18.6% on Single-Family Homes

US Housing Starts + 18.6% on Single-Family Homes

US housing starts spiked 18.6% in January, as builders ramped up construction of single-family houses to the fastest pace in 8 months. The Commerce Department said Friday that January ground breakings occurred at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23-M. Home construction rebounded sharply from December, when the annual rate was just 1.04-M. The lion’s share of […]

US Housing Starts Fell to 2-Yr Lows in December

US Housing Starts Fell to 2-Yr Lows in December

$SPY, $USD US homebuilding fell to a more than 2-year lows in December as construction of both single and multi-family housing declined, the latest indication that the economy lost momentum in the fourth quarter. Other details of the report from the Commerce Department on Tuesday were also downbeat and suggested that the housing market could remain sluggish […]

US Housing Starts Rise, Large Scale Multi-family Development Continues

US Housing Starts Rise, Large Scale Multi-family Development Continues

US Housing Starts Rise, Large Scale Multi-family Development Continues US home-building rose in October on continuing multi-family housing projects, but construction of single-family homes fell for a 2nd month running, suggesting the housing market has softened as mortgage rates rise. Other details of the report published by the Commerce Department on Tuesday were also soft. Building permits declined […]

The Trump Effect: Atlanta Fed Keeps GDP Forecast at 4.4%

The Trump Effect: Atlanta Fed Keeps GDP Forecast at 4.4%

The Trump Effect: Atlanta Fed Keeps GDP Forecast at 4.4% $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wednesday, the S&P 500 finished with a gainer of 0.1%, driven by financial shares, which rallied on another rise in interest rates. The blue-chip DJIA outperformed, adding 0.6%, the NAS Comp  lagged, closing lower by 0.1%, and the small-cap Russell […]

US Home Construction +9.7% in January

US Home Construction +9.7% in January

US Home Construction +9.7% in January Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7% last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale. The US Commerce Department says housing starts came in at an annual pace of 1.33-M in January, up from 1.21-M in December […]

Surprise: July US Housing Starts, Permits Decline Sharply

Surprise: July US Housing Starts, Permits Decline Sharply

Surprise: July US Housing Starts, Permits Decline Sharply US home-building fell in July amid broad declines in single and multi-family home construction, suggesting the housing market is still struggling to rebound after slumping in Q-2. Housing starts declined 4.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16-M units, the US Commerce Department said Wednesday. June’s […]

US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing

US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing

US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $636.7 billion, new construction starts in May increased 5% from April, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Much of the growth came from the nonbuilding construction sector (public works and electric utilities), which was lifted […]

US Housing Starts Missed Expectations in May

US Housing Starts Missed Expectations in May

US Housing Starts Missed Expectations in May US housing starts missed in May as the construction of multi-family housing units dropped, but gains in building permits signaled a possible rebound that would support economic growth in Q-2. Groundbreaking fell 0.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.16-M units, the US Commerce Department said Friday. […]