The Housing Chronicles Blog: BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/20/12

Friday, July 20, 2012

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/20/12

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/20/12 on the Web.

In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:
  • June housing starts up by 6.9% from May and 23.6% above June of 2011
  • June building permits fall by 3.7% from May but still 19.3% above June of 2011
  • Empire State Manufacturing Survey reports modest expansion in July
  • Business shipments in May down by 0.1% from April but still up by 6.1% since May 2011
  • Mortgage applications jump 17% in latest survey
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