housing start


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housing start

n.
The beginning of construction of a dwelling. The number of housing starts during a particular period in a particular area is used as an indicator of economic health.
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Noun1.housing start - the act of starting to construct a house
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
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The rise in housing start last month reflected a 32.6% surge in groundbreaking activity in the volatile multifamily segment to an annual rate of 114,000 units.
Timmins, which recorded 26 new homes in 2004, had yet to record a new housing start through the first three months of this year.
* Recently hot housing markets will experience the sharpest percentage of housing start declines.
housing starts fell 4.0% in July, driven by a decline in the construction of apartment buildings.
housing starts remained soft throughout the first half of the year due to unusually wet and cold weather conditions across the U.S.
Notable economic data releases for this week include building permits, housing starts, existing home sales and Markit PMI data.
The California Index saw a strong downward revision in the housing starts component for December.
Urban housing starts in Saskatchewan rose 123.5 per cent in January 2018 when compared with January 2017, the highest percentage increase among the provinces according to Statistics Canada.
housing starts fell more than expected in August as building activity declined broadly after two consecutive months of solid increases, but a rebound in permits for single-family homes suggested demand for housing remained intact, the government reported Tuesday.
Census Bureau announced in a June that total housing starts in May slipped by 0.3 percent compared with the revised April estimate.
NEW housing starts increased by more than half in January compared to the same period last year.

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