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Jon Talton

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January 21, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Housing starts still seeking new normal

The quick briefing today is that  housing starts rose 4.4 percent in December. Separate out single-family houses and they increased 7.2 percent from the previous month. Both numbers show the market continues to recover. But here’s the context: In other words, these may be the best numbers since 2008, but the crash was already well…


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