Government, Business

Housing Starts Sank 5.3% in September

Construction site David Zalubowski/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction fell 5.3% in September, a sign that recent hurricanes and rising mortgage rates may be weighing on the market.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
October 17, 2018

US New Home Sales Climb 6.7% in May

House for sale Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7% in May, with purchases in the South accounting for all of the monthly gains.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
June 25, 2018

Housing Starts Top Forecasts on Multifamily Construction

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

New-home construction rose by more than forecast in March on a rebound in multifamily starts, giving a boost to first-quarter economic growth, government figures showed April 17.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2018
Government, Business

Optimism Among Builders Slides for Fourth Consecutive Month

Construction Worker Getty Images

NEW YORK — Homebuilder confidence slid for the fourth consecutive month with steadily rising mortgage rates and sky-high home prices putting ownership out of reach for more Americans.

Associated Press
April 16, 2018

Housing Starts Cooled in February After Robust January


U.S. new-home construction cooled by more than expected in February on a reversal in the volatile multifamily category, while building remained on pace to contribute to economic growth this quarter, government figures showed March 16.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2018

US Home Prices Surge 6.2%, Outpacing Wage Growth

Home for Sale Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

U.S. home prices climbed a robust 6.2 percent from a year ago, amid strong demand from would-be buyers and a shrinking supply of properties for sale.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
December 26, 2017

Housing Starts Steady, Permits Rise Ahead of Hurricanes

A house stands surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey in this aerial photograph taken above Angleton, Texas, U.S., on Aug. 30, 2017. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Steady U.S. new-home construction in August together with a jump in permits indicate the housing market was moving ahead before a likely temporary hit from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, government figures showed Sept. 19.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
September 19, 2017

Homebuilder Sentiment Declines to an Eight-Month Low

Construction worker Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Sentiment among American homebuilders deteriorated to an eight-month low in July on concerns about higher material costs, according to July 18 data from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
July 18, 2017

Drops in US Housing Starts, Permits Show Sector Weakness

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Unexpected declines in U.S. new-home construction and building permits in April indicate the market is off to a weak start this quarter, government data showed May 16.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2017

Housing Starts Climbed to Four-Month High in February

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Beginning construction of U.S. houses climbed to a four-month high in February, led by the strongest pace of single-family homebuilding in nearly a decade.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2017