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Housing Starts

  • Apr. Housing Starts: 1.07K vs. 980K expected and 947K prior (revised).
  • Permits 1.08K vs. 1.02M expected and 1.00M prior (revised).
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  • Cheesehusker
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    Typo - 1.07M not K?
    16 May 2014, 08:32 AM Reply Like
  • AZ Desert Trader
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    I would hope so!
    16 May 2014, 08:36 AM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    No recession in sight...Housing Starts up 26% y-o-y
    16 May 2014, 08:32 AM Reply Like
  • quinnman
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    Growth last quarter will be revised to negative. Early numbers this quarter are weak. Industrial production negative yesterday. We are on verge of recession. What were housing starts the months before '07 recession?
    16 May 2014, 08:41 AM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    it is the direction of housing starts where you find predictiveness...
    16 May 2014, 09:18 AM Reply Like
  • june1234
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    While mtg apps for purchase continue to decline week after week. Whose buying all these homes?
    16 May 2014, 08:41 AM Reply Like
  • mrdirt
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    According to Wall Street Journal 43% of homebuyers are paying Cash.
    http://bit.ly/1gaFEPV

     

    and 10 countries racing to buy American homes.
    http://bit.ly/RI2KC4
    16 May 2014, 09:04 AM Reply Like
  • Johann Galt
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    It appears that the major jump was not in homes, but in rental property starts. Single family home starts rose 0.8%.
    16 May 2014, 09:09 AM Reply Like
  • frosty
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    the cash buyers are probably Blackstone and KKR.
    16 May 2014, 10:33 AM Reply Like
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