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Tear-Down Starts Boast Year-Over-Year Increase

A recent estimate of single-family tear-down starts in 2016 calculated that the number has increased from 2015’s average. A tear-down start is defined by a home that was built on land that was once previously the sight of another structure. And while these figures are only estimates, the report finds that the increase in tear-down starts in indicative of the continued recovery of the single-family housing market.

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Builder Confidence Shaky as Labor, Lot Shortages Continue

Home builders are plagued with labor and lot shortages, and it’s causing their confidence in the single-family market to waver, according to new data released this week. Overall, builder confidence in the single-family residential market has dropped by two points in June. Single-family production fell 3.9 percent for the month of May, while multifamily construction dropped 9.7 percent. Overall, housing starts declined 5.5 percent across the nation.

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Ask the Economist: Robert Dietz, Ph.D.

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Robert Dietz, Ph.D., Chief Economist and SVP for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), discussed the challenges with home building, what high builder confidence means for the housing market, and how GDP and job growth will affect home sales. Editors note: this exclusive interview appeared in the February issue of DS News.

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