National Housing Starts: Best Since 2008

2012 seasonally-adjusted U.S. new-housing starts were the highest since 2008, with 954,000 new housing starts.

That was up 36.9% from 2011’s 780,000 starts.

December 2012 numbers were up too.

Here’s how the four U.S. regions fared in December.

  • Midwest: +24.7%
  • Northeast: +21.4%
  • South: +3.8%
  • West: +18.7%

Even better, permits for future home construction increased to 903,000 ~ the largest number since 2008.

Source: FoxBusiness.com article

 

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