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Daily Real Estate News  |  August 17, 2010  |   Housing Starts Rise in July
U.S. housing starts in July rose 1.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 546,000 units, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

This is lower than analysts had predicted and down 7 percent compared to July of last year. Starts of new single-family homes declined by 4.2 percent to 432,000, while starts of large apartment units rose 32.6 percent to 114,000.

New building permits fell 3.1 percent to an annual rate of 565,000 units, the lowest level since May 2009.

Source: Reuters News, Lucia Mutikani (08/17/2010)

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