Groundbreaking to build new U.S. homes rose in February and new permits for construction rose to the highest level since 2008, a sign the nation’s housing market recovery is gathering steam.
The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that starts at building sites for homes rose 0.8 percent last month to a 917,000-unit annual rate. That was in line with analysts’ expectations of a 915,000-unit rate.
Starts for single-family units, which comprised about two thirds of the total, edged up 0.5 percent to their highest level since June 2008.
via CNBC 
This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds.