U.S. housing starts bounced back in May following a dip in April. Housing starts (single-family and multi-family combined) came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.572 million, a 3.6% increase over April and 50% above May 2020 when housing was still feeling the pandemic.
Single-family starts in May were at a rate of 1.098 million, a 4.2% increase over April and 50% over May a year ago. Multi-family in May was 465,000, up 4% from April and 53% over May 2020.
Housing building permits were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.681 million in May, 3% below April and 35% above May 2020. Single-family permits were at a rate of 1.13 million, down 1.6% from April. Multi-family permits in May were 494,000, down 7.7% from April.
After a downward slip in July, U.S. housing starts, riding a multi-family hike, increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.615 million in August, 3.9% above July and 17.4% over August a year ago, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new…
Anxious bidders for the Phase 2 contract that’s part of the federal 4 Forests Restoration Initiative (4FRI) seeking to treat and improve forest health conditions on more than 2.5 million acres across four Arizona national forests were told to wait a…
Binderholz is implementing Trimble Forestry’s LIMS and WeighWiz solutions for its newly acquired sawmill location in Live Oaks, Fla. LIMS is a widely used log accounting and contracting system. LIMS provides management control over all phases of timberland, woodland, yard and mill operations…
Officials with Idaho Forest Group announced at the end of August the closure of its St. Regis, Mont. sawmill in late November. The company had acquired the mill in 2017 from Tricon Timber. A post on IFG’s website from August 2019 noted the company had added a sprinkler system, replaced some older equipment and…
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