October Hot Sheet

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Nationwide production and permitting of new homes rose sharply in September to their highest levels in more than four years, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

A 15 percent gain brought the pace of new housing construction to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 872,000 units, while an 11.6 percent gain brought the pace of permit issuance to 894,000 units. These were the strongest numbers seen in both categories since July of 2008 [keep reading].

Also in this issue:

  • 3Q Remodeling Market Index
  • UST September Residential Real Estate Index
  • Twin Cities Housing Activity to Date
  • TC Housing & Employment Statistics
  • Regional Statistics
  • Events Calendar