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Housing ‘Recovery’ Stumbles As Starts, Permits Plunge In April

After a big plunge in March (it’s the weather, stupid), Housing Starts were expected to rebound in April… but did not! Starts dropped 2.6% in April, after March’s 6.6% drop. Building Permits also tumbled 2.5% MoM – also multiple standard-deviations below expectations.


Single family permits dropped to 789K, the lowest since November (and multi-family is also at its lowest since Nov)


Starts drop for second month in a row to 1.172MM, lowest since November 2016…


Housing Starts are now lower than they were two years ago…


So this is probably transitory of course.


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