Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Residential Construction Report: May 2015

Today’s New Residential Construction Report showed mixed results with total permit activity increasing 11.8% since April while total starts declined 11.1% over the same period.

Single family housing permits, the most leading of indicators, increased 2.6% from April to 683K single family units (SAAR), and rose 9.1% above the level seen a year earlier but still remained well below levels seen at the peak in September 2005.