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Quarterly Housing Starts by Intent

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Quarterly Housing Starts by Intent

Here is a graph I haven’t updated in some time. From the Census Bureau “Started and Completed by Purpose of Construction” through Q2 2018. This graph shows the NSA quarterly intent for four start categories since 1975: single family built for sale, owner built (includes contractor built for owner), starts built for rent, and...
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Thursday: Housing Starts, Unemployment Claims, Philly Fed Mfg

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Thursday: Housing Starts, Unemployment Claims, Philly Fed Mfg

Thursday:• At 8:30 AM ET, Housing Starts for July. The consensus is for 1.271 million SAAR, up from 1.173 million SAAR. • Also at 8:30 AM, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 215 thousand initial claims, up from 213 thousand the previous week. • Also at 8:30...
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Wednesday: Housing Starts, Industrial Production

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Wednesday: Housing Starts, Industrial Production

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 8:30 AM, Housing Starts for April. The consensus is for 1.325 million SAAR, up from 1.319 million SAAR in March. • At 9:15 AM, The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity...
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Tuesday: Housing Starts, Industrial Production

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Tuesday: Housing Starts, Industrial Production

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Back to Unchanged After Starting Higher Mortgage rates began the day at higher levels, as bond markets lost ground overnight. Bonds dictate rates, and “losing ground” means bond prices are falling. When bond prices fall, rates move higher.…As bonds improved, most lenders ended up releasing...
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Comments on February Housing Starts

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Comments on February Housing Starts

Earlier: Housing Starts decreased to 1.236 Million Annual Rate in February The housing starts report released this morning showed starts were down 7.0% in February compared to January, and starts were down 4.0% year-over-year compared to February 2017.   The decline in starts was due to the volatile multi-family sector.  Single family starts were...
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Tuesday: Housing Starts

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Tuesday: Housing Starts

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Rise Only Slightly Despite Weaker Market Cues Mortgage rates bounced modestly higher today, bringing the average lender back in line with last Wednesday’s levels. Bond markets (which underlie mortgage rate movement) suggested a slightly bigger bounce. We may not have seen such a bounce simply...
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Wednesday: Housing Starts, FOMC Minutes

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Wednesday: Housing Starts, FOMC Minutes

Two notes from Tim Duy at Fed Watch. First a few excerpts from: Retail Sales, Dudley, Wages 5.) But – and I think this is important – financial conditions continue to easy despite rate hikes: Now the reason why I think you’d want to continue to gradually remove monetary policy...
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Thursday: Housing Starts, Philly Fed Mfg, Q4 Household Debt and Credit

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Thursday: Housing Starts, Philly Fed Mfg, Q4 Household Debt and Credit

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Approach 3-Week Highs Mortgage rates rose for the 5th day in a row following a higher reading in this morning’s inflation data and an upbeat Retail Sales report. … Today’s increase brings mortgage rates close to their highest level in 3 weeks. You’d have to...
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Friday: Housing Starts

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Friday: Housing Starts

Friday:• At 8:30 AM,Housing Starts for May. Total housing starts increased to 1.172 million (SAAR) in April. Single family starts increased to 778 thousand SAAR in April. The consensus is for 1.160 million in May, down from the April rate. • At 10:00 AM, Regional and State Employment and Unemployment for May 2016 From...
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Tuesday: Housing Starts, CPI, Industrial Production

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Tuesday: Housing Starts, CPI, Industrial Production

Tuesday:• At 8:30 AM ET, Housing Starts for April. Total housing starts decreased to 1.089 million (SAAR) in March. Single family starts decreased to 764 thousand SAAR in March. The consensus for 1.135 million, up from the March rate. • Also at 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for May from the BLS. The...
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