After Strong Summer, August Housing Starts Underwhelm

Housing starts—one of the bright spots in a red-hot summer housing market—faltered in August, HUD and the Census Bureau reported yesterday, although most of the decline took place in multifamily.

Housing Starts Post Healthy June Gain

July has been a good month for the housing industry thus far; HUD and the Census Bureau kept the momentum going Friday with a positive report on housing starts.

May Housing Starts Post Modest Increase

HUD and the Census Bureau yesterday reported May housing starts improved by 4.3 percent, stopping a two-month freefall in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Calm Before the Storm? February Housing Starts Dip 1.5%, Pre-Coronavirus

HUD and the Census Bureau reported privately owned housing starts in February fell slightly to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.599 million—a not discouraging number, analysts said, ahead of the yet-to-be-seen impact of the coronavirus pandemic.