21.01.2013 - Ladies and gentlemen, the U.S. housing market really is back
December housing starts came in at a seasonally adjusted on a annual rate of 954,000, an increase of over 12 per cent from November and up nearly 37 per cent from December of last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce said today. The figure was far higher than the consensus forecast of 890,000 starts and the strongest reading since mid-2008. It also represents the largest monthly jump since May 2006. Building permits for private residential construction were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 903,000, up a small tick from November, but nearly 29 per cent above December 2011...............................................Full Article: Source
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