Housing starts cooled in February after robust January

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That’s how The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) described the state of the housing. February, while new home sales "cooled," reports WSJ. Rounding out the quarter on which Pulte reported.

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Growth in US home prices continued to cool. slow” after sales of existing single-family homes peaked in February 2018. “Home sales drifted down over the last year except for a one-month pop in.

OTTAWA, March 14 (Reuters) – Canadian home prices dipped in February after two consecutive months. Ontario government last year to try to cool the market. The retreat in Toronto prices, which had.

Housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.326 million, up 9.7% compared with 1.209 million in December and up from 1.236 million in January 2017, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.. Most of the increase was attributable to starts of multifamily (five units or more per building) homes.

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The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., said the annual pace of housing starts slowed in January, dropping less than was expected for the start of the year. The federal housing agency said the seasonally adjusted annual rate came in at 207,968 units for the first month of the year compared with 213,630 in December.

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 · Despite the drop on housing starts and permits, housing completions actually rose slightly, coming in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,303,000, which is 4.5 percent above the January estimate and 1.1 percent above February 2018. John Pataky, executive vice president at TIAA Bank said the report brings the market back down a peg.

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For January, that is. The trend in housing starts was 224,865 units in January 2018, compared to 226,346 units in December 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (saar) of housing starts.

“Several other labor market indicators have also cooled. to February after rising 6.4 percent in January. House prices are being driven by an acute shortage of properties available for sale..

Impac’s shift to non-QM helps to reduce fourth-quarter loss Earnings swung to a loss at Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc., and the company’s chief is out. Retail lending led a plunge in originations even as non-QM business soared. The Irvine, California-based company revealed in its fourth-quarter 2017 earnings report that it suffered a $28 million loss before taxes.