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Housing Starts/Permits Convincingly End Recent Slump

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Housing permits and starts both reversed their respective two-month slides in June, and both did so convincingly , far outpacing analysts’ expectations. Activity was especially strong in the Midwest. The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development said building permits were issued at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,254,000 units. This is a 7.4 percent jump from the May rate of 1,168,000. June permits were issued at a 5.1 percent higher pace than a year earlier. The permitting number left analysts in the dust. Those polled by Econoday had expected the number to come in between 1.170 million and 1.225 million, with a consensus of 1.206 million. Single family permits were issued at a rate of 811,000, a 4.1 percent month-over-month gain from the May estimate of…(read more)

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