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Builders appear to be prepping for a huge spring . While the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development report that housing starts were down in January, typically the case in winter, housing permits were issued at what is probably a post housing crisis high. The seasonally adjusted rate of permitting during the month was at an annualized 1,881,000 units, a 10.4 percent jump from December’s rate of 1,704,000, itself a more than 4 percent monthly increase, up 22.5 percent from the 1,536,000 permits issued in January 2020. Analysts polled by Econoday didn’t come close with their estimates, which anticipated a slight monthly retreat. Predictions ranged from 1,600,000 to 1,715,000 with a consensus of a 1,670,000-permit rate. Single-family permits were estimated at 1,269…(read more)

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Published On: February 18, 2021 / Categories: Mortgage News /