Housing Starts



March 31, 2014 - 946,000
February 28, 2014 - 907,000
November 29, 2013 - 1,090,000
July 31, 2013 - 896,000
Nationwide housing starts rose 5.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 units in July as multifamily construction rebounded from a dip in the previous month, according to figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, single-family construction recorded a modest decline from a rate that was upwardly revised for the previous month.
June 28, 2013 - 836,000
Nationwide housing starts declined 9.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 836,000 units in June as construction of multifamily buildings slowed following recent months of strong activity in that sector, according to figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the pace of single-family production held fairly even, with a decline of less than one percentage point.
May 31, 2013 - 914,000
Nationwide housing starts rose 6.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 914,000 units in May due primarily to increased production on the multifamily side, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.
March 29, 2013 - 1,040,000
The pace of housing starts in March tipped a milestone, posting an annual rate of 1.04 million units, an increase of 7 percent from February and up 47 percent from a year earlier. 
February 28, 2013 - 917,000
Nationwide housing production edged up 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 917,000 units in February, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. This slight upward movement represented gains in both the single-family and multi-family sectors, with single-family housing starts reaching their fastest pace since June of 2008.
January 31, 2013 - 890,000
Due to a double-digit dip on the typically volatile multifamily side, nationwide housing starts declined 8.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 890,000 units in January, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, issuance of permits for new-home construction rose 1.8 percent to 925,000 units - the quickest pace since mid-2008.
December 31, 2012 - 954,000
Gains in both single-family and multifamily housing production resulted in nationwide housing starts rising 12.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 954,000 units in December, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. 
September 28, 2012 - 872,000
According to Bloomberg.com, figures from the Commerce Department indicate housing starts reached an 872,000 annual rate in September, the most since July 2008. A Bloomberg survey of economists indicated a median estimate of 770,000. In the last year, work began on 34.8 percent more homes. This indicates the biggest year-over-year gain since April.
June 29, 2012 - 760,000
Nationwide housing production rose by 6.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 760,000 units in June, according to newly released figures from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the fastest pace of new-home construction since October of 2008.
May 31, 2012 - 708,000
Housing starts continued their upward climb from 2011 totals in May, showing a 28.5 percent increase from the same time last year, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Month to month, the seasonally adjusted rate of 708,000 starts marked a 4.8 percent decline from April 2012.
April 30, 2012 - 717,000
Housing starts in April were nearly 30 percent higher than the year before, with 717,000 new homes beginning construction (seasonally adjusted annual rate), according to data released today by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In addition to the 29.9 percent year-over-year increase, starts were up 2.6 percent from March totals. The balance between single-family and multifamily starts skewed heavily toward the latter in April: multifamily starts were up 75 percent year-over-year while the number of single-family starts rose 18.8 percent.
March 30, 2012 - 654,000
Single-family housing starts were up 10.3 percent year-over-year in March, according to the newest data from the Census Bureau, released Tuesday. In total, 654,000 starts were recorded for the month. Regional growth was greatest in the Northeast, where March housing starts were up 45.9 percent year-over-year.
February 29, 2012 - 698,000
February 2012 saw 698,000 housing starts, an almost-35 percent increase from February 2011, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Single-family starts were up 17.8 percent year-over-year. Those 698,000 privately owned housing starts include both single- and multi-family units. That rate is up 34.7 percent from February 2011, when privately owned starts were at 518,000. Month-over-month, that number is 1.1 percent lower than January totals (706,000).
December 30, 2011 - 470,000
Nationwide production of new single-family homes rose 4.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 470,000 units in December, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Commerce Department and reported by the National Association of Home Builders. This jump marks a third consecutive increase and the fastest pace of single-family housing starts since April of 2010.
October 31, 2011 - 430,000
Single-family housing starts rose 3.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 430,000 units in October, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department and reported by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). However, an 8.3 percent decline in multifamily starts kept the combined number for nationwide housing production virtually flat at 628,000 units in October.

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