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NAHB: Housing Starts Collapse in February

Housing Starts Collapse 17 Percent in February

Steepest Drop In 8 Years – Starts Pancake at 18 Month Lows

Abandoned house collapse.Nationwide housing starts dropped 17 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000 units in February, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. ZeroHedge called it, “…the single biggest monthly decline in absolute terms since January 2007.” The severity of the collapse surprised everybody except the eternal optimists at  the National Association of Home Builders who spun it like this: Continue reading

  1. March 13. K9 Veterans Day. A Salute To Out Four-legged Military Heroes,

    +-*March 13, 1942 marked the creation of the official K9 Corps, and so the day was set aside to honor America’s fearless four-legged warriors. We remember you… we salute you. Continue reading

  2. Saving Daylight cigar store poster. Is It Time To Make Daylight Savings Time Permanent?

    +-*Research has found, rates of heart attacks, traffic accidents, and workplace injuries tend to increase when change to Daylight Saving Time. Is it time move our clocks forward one hour and leave them there forever. Continue reading

  3. Antique Car Trouble Soft Home Sales Start the New Year

    +-*January RE/MAX Housing Report: Slow Start for Home Sales in 2015. Sputtering Home Sales. 2014 Deja Vu? Continue reading

  4. NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index in February. Housing and Residential Construction Off to Slow Start

    +-*January data disappointing. Housing and residential onstruction off to a slow start in 2015. Can pent-up demand and keep the housing market moving forward? Continue reading

  5. Downhill slide after fall Existing-Home Sales in Downhill January Skid

    +-*Existing-home sales declined in January to 9 month low. Available inventory remains subdued. Continue reading

  6. The Carolina Reaper. The Six Spiciest Chile Peppers on the Planet

    +-*The Six Super-Spiciest Chile Peppers on Earth. Eat These and “die!” Continue reading

  7. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Hemlock Pest Found in Jackson County

    +-*Officials Uncover Hemlock Pest “Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA)” in Jackson County. A small Asian aphid threatens the health of the hemlock in the eastern United States. Continue reading

  8. Behold the housing recovery. Housing Recovery? Oops!

    +-*Weekly Mortgage Purchase Apps drop again. Down 66% From 2004. “2015 is going to be a big year for housing!” meme may need revision. Continue reading

  9. On the rise. Mortgage Rates Up Again

    +-*Mortgage rates rose for the second straight week as 10-year T-note yields surged. Continue reading