housing starts


: the number of new houses that people started to build
Housing starts declined in September.

Examples of housing starts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The number of housing starts, which measures the change in the number of new residential buildings that began construction, ticked up in July, showing that the market is still craving new construction. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, 17 Aug. 2023 To create the ranking, CNBC looked at price appreciation, housing starts, foreclosure rates, and affordability. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 25 July 2023 Additionally, tonnage continues to contract from year earlier levels as retail sales remain soft, manufacturing production continues to fall from a year ago, and housing starts contract from 2022 levels. John Magsam, Arkansas Online, 19 July 2023 The Dallas Fed reported that construction cycle times have improved and that housing starts are expected to increase in the second half of the year. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 17 July 2023 Data from the real estate market will also add to the economic picture when June housing starts are released Wednesday; the existing home sales report drops Thursday. Benzinga, Detroit Free Press, 15 July 2023 Wednesday: Consumer Price Index report and housing starts for June. Krystal Hur, CNN, 9 July 2023 Figures out last week showed that national housing starts unexpectedly surged in May, jumping by the most since 2016, as applications to build homes also increased. Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, 26 June 2023 Another risk is that the number of homes under construction could fall as backlogs ease and applications for permits lag the pace of housing starts. Augusta Saraiva, Fortune, 24 June 2023 See More

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“Housing starts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housing%20starts. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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