The national figures for Housing Starts rose 2.3% from July 2012 to August 2012, 733,000 to 755,000 Starts nationally. Nationally the housing starts for 1-unit structures rose 5.5% from 507,000 to 535,000 starts.
The big gain was made in the Midwest Region that rose 20.7% from 111,000 to 134,000 Starts. The Midwest Region’s gains were helped a great deal by multi-unit starts. The 1 Unit Starts rose 15.6% from 77,000 to 89,000 Starts.
These figures come from HUD and US Census Bureau report published today.