May Housing Starts Virtually Unchanged From Upwardly Revised April Number

The nation’s housing market continues to fire on all cylinders, according to May housing starts figures reported by the U.S. Commerce Department.

“While the overall starts number was essentially flat, both single-family starts and building permits chalked up significant gains last month,” said Bobby Rayburn, a home and apartment builder from Jackson, Miss., and president of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

“So far in this year’s second quarter, average new-hom

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