Housing Starts Collapse By Most In 36 Years

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    Housing Starts Collapse By Most In 36 Years Carnage in homebuilder sentiment following a record collapse in homebuyer sentiment means it really should not be a total surprise to see Housing Starts crashed 22.3% MoM (the biggest drop since 1984). Building Permits also plunged, but by a lower amount, down 6.8% MoM. Source: Bloomberg Under the hood, Single-family starts fell to 856k from 1,037K SAAR, a 17.5 drop, while multifamily starts crashed 32.1% to just 347K, the lowest since July, from 511K in February. Permits were ugly too, although here multi-family units actually rose 5.2% to 423K, while it was single family that tumbled to 884K from 1,005K, a 12% drop. And this is before the more national lockdowns came into effect!     Tyler Durden Thu, 04/16/2020 – 08:41

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