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    Author(s): Delton Alderman
    Date: 2020
    Source: Research Note FPL-RN-0374. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 6 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    August 2019 U.S. housing data indicated improvement in most categories; yet most indicators remain well less than their respective historical averages. Single-family starts, permits, and completions were all positive month-over-month. Total housing starts, permits, under construction, and completions were positive year-over-year. New single-family sales recorded impressive month-over-month and year-over-year gains. Notably, total private residential and single-family construction spending continued year-over-year declines.

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    Alderman, Delton. 2020. United States Housing Brief, August 2019. Research Note FPL-RN-0374. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 6 p.

    Keywords

    Housing permits, starts, under construction, completions, construction spending, new sales, existing sales, regional housing data, economic indicators

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