Strong January Housing Starts Surprise Analysts

Strong January Housing Starts Surprise Analysts

Housing starts rose sharply in January, a sign of steady and possibly even accelerated growth in the housing market in 2018. Builders began construction on a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3 million units were reported in January, compared to 1.2 million in...
5 Things to Watch in the March Housing Starts Report

5 Things to Watch in the March Housing Starts Report

By George Goss @GeorgeGoss4 Tomorrow the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development post the numbers for new residential construction in March. The median forecast of Bloomberg-surveyed economists is 1.17 million. The top-ranked...
Housing Starts Drop 3.8 Percent in January

Housing Starts Drop 3.8 Percent in January

By George Goss Economic uncertainty is taking a toll on the housing market, and economists and industry insiders blame a range of factors. New home starts declined in January by 3.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million from 1.14 million in...

Home Prices Are Going Up, But There’s A Catch

By Alessandra Malito Home prices are going to go up in the United States. They will be doing so slowly, though. Last month the results of the Case Shiller 20-City Composites study, which serves as a measure of U.S. home prices, were disappointing, with a decline of...