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Housing Starts Come On Like Gangbusters

U.S. housing starts, both single-family and multi-family, came in hot in May at a combined seasonally adjusted rate of 1.631 million, a 21.7% increase above April. Single-family starts in May were at a rate of 997,000 an 18.5% increase over April, and multi-family was 624,000, an increase of 28% over April, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report.

Single-family and multi-family starts had consecutively declined the previous two months.

Building permits were at a rate of 1.491 million, 5.2% above April, with single-family permits at 897,000, an increase of 4.8%, and multi-family at 542,000, up 7.8%

Housing completions were at a rate of 1.518 million, 9.5% above April, with single-family completions at 1.009 million, 3.9% above April, and multi-family at 493,000, up 24%.

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