Housing Starts Archive

Housing Starts: Spring May Bring Tight Supply Conditions

Here is a look at the latest housing starts for November 2015. New home construction rose significantly in the latest month and is on track for most activity since 2007. Still, significantly more construction is needed to relieve the...

Latest Housing Starts (August 2015)

Homebuilders are not building enough. In August, housing starts fell for the second straight month. Without a robust addition of newly constructed homes, an inventory shortage will continue. Specifically, housing starts fell to 1.13 million units (annualized pace) in...

Latest Housing Starts (July 2015)

Homebuilders broke ground at the fastest pace in eight years. A fresh supply of new homes will therefore reach the market in upcoming months to help relieve the inventory tightness. There is no need to worry about an oversupply....

Latest Housing Starts

The latest data on housing starts suggests the construction of new apartments is now well above historical trends.  On the other side of the coin, the construction of condominiums and single-family homes continues to be well below historical trends. ...

Latest Housing Starts (April 2015)

New home construction is desperately needed to alleviate the on-going inventory shortage in much of the country.  Good news!  Housing starts rose decisively in April.  The growth in new home construction will further help expand employment in the construction...