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ArchWeek Residential 2010.0616

Postby Kevin » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:18 pm

Dear Designers, Builders, and Dwellers,

ArchWeek Residential brings you housing news and analysis weekly from the editors of ArchitectureWeek.

Economists surveyed were apparently surprised by the declining residential construction numbers released today:

"Home construction plunged in May to its lowest level since December, as builders scaled back after a federal tax credit to lure buyers expired.

"While housing faltered, manufacturing continued to show signs of recovery. The Federal Reserve said that industrial production rose 1.2 percent in May. Factories -- the single biggest contributor to industrial activity -- increased production by a 0.9 percent, the third consecutive monthly increase.

"The gains were broad-based, though mining output edged down by 0.2 percent. Production at utilities increased by 4.8 percent as warm weather created more demand for electricity.

"In a third economic snapshot released Wednesday, the Labor Department said that declines in the cost of food and energy helped to drive down wholesale prices in May for a second consecutive month.

"The housing report showed that building permits declined in May, a sign that the construction industry would not fuel the economic recovery."

U.S. Housing Starts Declined 10% in May - New York Times, 2010.0616
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/17/busin ... 7econ.html

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