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Housing Production Shows Solid Start to 2020

Total housing starts decreased 3.6 percent in January from an upwardly revised December reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. Meanwhile, overall permits surged to a 13-year high.

Supply-Side Disruptions Push Single-Family Production Down in October

Overall housing starts decreased 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.52 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Supply-Side Challenges Threaten Housing Affordability

Housing affordability held steady at its lowest level in nearly a decade, as higher home prices offset lower mortgage rates to keep the affordability rate flat in the third quarter of 2021.

W&D Stock Index Outperforms Broader Market in October

The W&D Index increased 12.2 percent compared to a 5.7 percent increase in the S&P 500 and as a result the 39.1 percent return for the S&P 500 has slightly underperformed the W&D Index return of 39.3 percent over the 12 months.

Construction Needs 2.2 Million New Hires from 2022-2024 to Keep Up With Growth

A lack of skilled construction labor is a key limiting factor for improving housing inventory and affordability, according to a new report by the Home Builders Institute.

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Low Inventory Leads to Solid Gains in New Home Sales

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in September rose 14 percent to an 800,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate from a downwardly revised reading in August.

Single-Family Starts Flat in September, but up 20 Percent Year-to-Date

Single-family housing production held steady in September as strong demand helped to offset ongoing building material supply chain disruptions. Meanwhile, declines in multifamily production helped to push overall housing starts in September down 1.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1…