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Housing Starts

Looks Like Housing Recovery Is The Real Deal

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders started construction last month on the most homes and apartments since July 2008, more evidence that the housing reco...

Housing Is Really, Really Back, For Real

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.18.2012 | Business

Thing One: The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow: OK, OK, housing market, enough already, we get it: You're recovering. Like Little Orphan Annie warming the...

Local Construction Winners and Losers

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Confidence among builders jumped this month to the highest level in four years, and construction jobs are on the rise too. But housing markets are local. In some cities you hear the sweet sounds of hammers and backhoes, but others cities are silent.

Loren Berlin

Could Housing Market Rejoin The Living In 2012?

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

Just as housing was the first bubble to burst, sinking the American economy into crisis, a revived housing market could force some life back into the ...

As Demand For Rentals Rises, 2012 Will Be 'The Year Of The Landlord'

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

(MARGARET CHADBOURN, Reuters) - Brian Keith is busier than ever as the architecture firm he works for rushes to wrap up work on a 300-unit apartme...

Promising Sign For The Housing Market

Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Housing starts and permits for future construction jumped to a 1-1/2 year high in November as demand for rental apartments rose, sugg...

Battered Construction Industry Finally Has a Good Week

Jed Kolko | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

The construction industry has reasons to be a little more optimistic these days.

What Really Mattered in Real Estate: Week of October 17-21, 2011

Jed Kolko | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business
Jed Kolko

Up this week are two areas of housing investment -- new multi-family construction and remodeling -- and a look at how people's attitudes about housing are affected by personal experience.

Country Moving Toward 'Rentership Society': Is The American Dream In Trouble?

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

Home ownership, long a central pillar of the American dream, seems increasingly unattainable for growing numbers of households. Yet old views died...

Housing Starts Hit Six-Month High

Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lucia Mutikani) - Housing starts rose more than expected in June to touch a six-month high and permits for future construction unexpec...

Is the Economy Stupid?

Paul LaRosa | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Paul LaRosa

We -- meaning Wall Street and the government -- put a huge amount of importance on "housing starts." Instead of homes, shouldn't we be manufacturing something we actually need and/or use?

Home Building Sees Greatest Decline Since 2009

Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Housing starts and permits for future home construction fell in April as an overhang of homes on the market discourages builders from...

Construction Of New Homes Hits Lowest Rate In Nearly Three Decades

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Housing starts posted their biggest decline in 27 years in February while building permits dropped to their lowest level on record, su...

New Home Construction Falls To Lowest Level Since 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON: Groundbreaking on new U.S. home construction fell more than expected in December to its lowest in over a year, suggesting the battered hou...

New Home Construction Falls Slightly, Missing Expectations

AP | ALAN ZIBEL, AP Real Estate Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Construction of new homes and apartments dipped slightly last month, missing expectations, in a sign that the building industry's recove...

New Home Construction: May Up 17.2 percent

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes jumped in May by the largest amount in three months, an encouraging sign that the nation's deep housing r...