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U.S. Commerce Department: Housing starts and building permits show significant increase in March

Apr 16, 2014
Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 115,000 for the Northeast, up 30.7 percent from February, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department. 

Nationally, housing starts were at an annual rate of 946,000, a 2.8-percent increase from the revised February total of 920,000. 

Building permits for the Northeast in March rose 33.3 percent to 136,000, while nationally, building permits fell 2.4 percent to 990,000. 

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