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Housing Starts  
Released On 12/19/2017 8:30:00 AM For Nov, 2017
PriorConsensusConsensus Range
Starts - Level - SAAR1.290 M1.240 M1.191 M to 1.290 M
Permits - Level - SAAR1.297 M1.270 M1.250 M to 1.310 M

Recent History Of This Indicator
Housing starts and permits had been flat most of the year but they did accelerate sharply in October, up 13.7 percent for starts to a 1.290 million annualized rate and up 7.4 percent for permits to 1.316 million. October's highlights included starts for single-family homes, up 5.3 percent to an 877,000 rate, and permits for multi-family homes which rose 15.9 percent to 466,000. Forecasters see give back in November with the consensus for starts at 1.240 million and permits at 1.270 million.

Definition
A housing start is registered at the start of construction of a new building intended primarily as a residential building. The start of construction is defined as the beginning of excavation of the foundation for the building.  Why Investors Care
 
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Monthly figures are often volatile housing starts fluctuate more than many indicators. It takes several months for total housing starts to establish a trend. Consequently, we have depicted total starts relative to a five month moving average.
Data Source: Haver Analytics
 
 

2017 Release Schedule
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