United States Housing Brief, August 2019
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Research Note FPL-RN-0374. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 6 p.
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.
KeywordsHousing permits starts under construction completions construction spending new sales existing sales regional housing data economic indicators
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.