Housing starts cooled in February after robust January

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, March 16. Residential starts fell 7% to a 1.24 million annualized rate after a 1.33 million pace in the prior month.

Residential starts fell 7% in February to a 1.24 million annualized rate (the estimate had been for 1.29 million starts) after a 1.33 million pace in the prior month. Single-family home starts rose 2.9%, a second straight monthly gain, but multifamily starts fell 26.1% after a similar jump in January, according to government figures released on March 16.

Housing Sales slumped 8.5% from one year ago, the lowest sales since 2015. Prices still rose another 2.8% to a median of $247,500 nationwide. The real story was the drop in lower priced homes as depicted in this graphic from NAR. With low mortgage rates, it’s believed sales will once again grow. 60,000 more homes were on the market.

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Housing starts fell 8.7% in the month of February, according to the latest report from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.

For January, that is. The trend in housing starts was 224,865 units in January 2018, compared to 226,346 units in December 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

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Highlights of Housing Starts (February) Residential starts fell 7% to a 1.24m annualized rate (est. 1.29m) after 1.33m pace in prior month Single-family home starts rose 2.9%, second straight gain.

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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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