August Housing Starts Down Marginally from 17-Year High; Building Permits Up

Indicating continuing strength in the nation’s housing market, home builders began work on new homes and apartments at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.82 million units in August, the Commerce Department reported. This marked a 3.8 percent decline from July’s revised number, which was the highest in 17 years.

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