Multifamily construction permits were at 412,000 which was a 21.5% increase from June, when starts and permits dipped slightly. Overall, building permits were up 8.1% over June’s permit numbers, and single-family home building permits were up 3.9% over July, 2013. Meanwhile, housing affordability went down slightly in the 2nd quarter.
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Home ownership, which has already dropped 2.7 percent since the start of the current housing crisis, is expected to decline another 1 to 2 percentage points if the current slow recovery continues.
Housing construction activity was mixed in May as starts fell by 0.9 percent while permits for future construction rose 0.3 percent. Total housing starts dropped to a 1.269 million annual rate.
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A decline in multifamily starts pushed overall housing production down 7.0 percent in February. “However, builders must manage rising construction costs to keep home prices competitive.” “Some.
The recent jump in housing starts was mainly driven by a surge in multifamily construction. At least that’s what the latest U.S. Residential mortgage market update by Deloitte is claiming. Tight.
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Multifamily Drop Pushes Total Housing Starts Down as Single-Family Makes Gains. Multifamily weakness pushed overall permit issuance down 5.7 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3 million units. Multifamily permits fell 14.8 percent to 426,000 while single-family permits were essentially unchanged, edging down 0.6 percent to 872,000.
Housing starts rose in February largely as a result of increasing multi-family starts in Ontario and the Prairies, according the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts was 181,900 units in February, up from 170,600 units in January 2011.
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The top 10 metropolitan areas for multifamily housing construction starts increased for the most part in 2018, with only two markets displaying decreased activity compared to the same interval in.
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Multifamily decline pushes housing starts down Wednesday, October 17, 2018 [Washington] Led by a drop in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 5.3 percent in Sept. to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce.