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U.S. Commerce Department: Housing starts fall for Northeast while building permits rise

Sep 18, 2013
Privately-owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 101,000 for the Northeast, down 8.2 percent from the revised July total of 110,000, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department. 

Nationally, housing starts were at an annual rate of 891,000, a 0.9-percent increase from the revised July total of 883,000.

Building permits for the Northeast in August rose 10.6 percent to 125,000, while nationally, building permits fell 3.8 percent to 918,000.

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