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U.S. Commerce Department: Housing starts increase more than 40 percent for Northeast in July

Aug 26, 2013
Privately-owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 115,000 for the Northeast, up 40.2 percent from the revised June total of 82,000, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department. 

Nationally, housing starts were at an annual rate of 896,000, a 5.9 percent increase from the revised June total of 846,000. 

Building permits for the Northeast in July rose 1 percent to 106,000, while nationally, building permits rose 2.7 percent to 943,000.

To read the entire U.S. Commerce Department press release, click here.
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