Housing starts topped 1 million during March - first time since 2008
- Blog Post by: Jim Buchta
- April 16, 2013 - 11:50 AM
Housing starts across the country exceeded expectations during March, topping 1 million for the first time since mid-2008, according to a monthly from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Those starts, which get counted when a builder starts digging, were driven by apartment construction.
Multi-family units were up 30 percent compared with the previous month while single-family starts were down almost five percent, suggesting that rising construction costs and constraints on lot inventories have been a drag on builders.
Here's a link to the full report from the Commerce Department.
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