U.S. Single-Family Housing Starts at Highest Peak Since 2008

Data show that housing starts are at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 728,000 units.

January 21, 2015
Single family home starts highest since 2008

According to Reuters, the number of U.S. single-family homes that broke ground rose in December to the highest level in more than six years.


The Commerce Department reports that the single-family housing start jumped by 7.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 728,000 units. The industry sees this as a hopeful sign for the sluggish housing market recovery, Reuters reports. Housing has lagged an acceleration in economic growth, as first-time buyers and young adults are sidelined from the housing market due to stringent lending practices and delayed household formation.


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