Housing Starts Disappoint Dramatically, Fall Year-Over-Year

housing starts disappoint dramatically fall year over year

After Housing Starts collapsed 12.9% in June, July rebounded just 0.9% (dramatically missing expectations of a 7.4% bounce) as Permits rose 1.5% MoM.

Housing Starts Disappoint Dramatically, Fall Year-Over-Year

A second month in a row with a massive miss to economists’ expectations…

Housing Starts Disappoint Dramatically, Fall Year-Over-Year

Single-family starts remain very soft and multi-family starts barely rebounded at all from June’s crash…

Housing Starts Disappoint Dramatically, Fall Year-Over-Year

And housing starts are now down YoY for ehe 2nd month in a row…

Housing Starts Disappoint Dramatically, Fall Year-Over-Year

Permits rebounded very modestly in both single- and multi-family units…

Housing Starts Disappoint Dramatically, Fall Year-Over-Year

Two of four regions posted a gain in starts, with the South increasing 10.4 percent and the Midwest climbing by 11.6 percent; the Northeast declined 4 percent and the West plunged 19.6 percent, the biggest drop since January 2017

Finally we note that US homebuilder stocks have been tracking fundamentals dramatically lower all years…

Housing Starts Disappoint Dramatically, Fall Year-Over-Year

Time for some more rate-hikes…
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