Privately-owned housing starts in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,288,000. This is 3% above the revised January estimate of 1,251,000 and is 6.2% above the Feb. 2016 rate of 1,213,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts in February were at a rate of 872,000, 6.5% above the revised January figure of 819,000. “The growth in the single-family arena is very encouraging, but may be partly attributable to unusually warm weather ...

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