Winter Catches Up with February Housing Starts

Housing starts fell in February for the second straight month, HUD and the Census Bureau reported yesterday, with winter weather largely the culprit.

2021 New Home Sales Off to Solid Start

The report said sales of new single-family houses in January rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 923,000, 4.3 percent higher than the revised December rate of 885,000 and 19.3 percent higher than a year ago (774,000).

Housing Starts Finish 2020 on Strong Note

Housing starts rose for the second straight month in December and finished the year at its strongest pace since 2006, HUD and the Census Bureau reported yesterday.

MBA Chart of the Week: Net Migration by Metropolitan Status

This week’s MBA Chart of the Week shows net migration by metropolitan status over the past five years. The green line shows that the net movement into nonmetropolitan areas has hovered around zero, growing by an average of 19,000 migrants (nationally). On the other hand, metropolitan areas absorbed more than 5.7 million migrants over this period.

MBA Chart of the Week: Net Migration by Metropolitan Status

This week’s MBA Chart of the Week shows net migration by metropolitan status over the past five years. The green line shows that the net movement into nonmetropolitan areas has hovered around zero, growing by an average of 19,000 migrants (nationally). On the other hand, metropolitan areas absorbed more than 5.7 million migrants over this period.