Housing Starts

Housing starts track the number of new residential construction projects over a month. This indicator has implications for demand in construction spending/jobs, consumer wages, and complementary sectors such as durable household item sales. Along with building permits, housing starts is considered a leading economic indicator. Housing starts fell by -22.25% in March 2020 to an annualized rate of 1.22 million, …

S&P / Case-Shiller

The 20-city S&P/Case-Shiller index is a measure of existing home values across 20 metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. By comparing single family home prices in each district to the similar home prices over time, the index tracks how property values increase or decrease. Home values have a broad, significant impact on the economy, including the housing and consumer sectors. The …

Housing Starts

Housing starts track the number of new residential construction projects underway over the course of a month. This indicator has implications for demand in construction spending/jobs, consumer wages, and complimentary sectors such as durable household item sales. Along with building permits, housing starts is considered a leading economic indicator. Housing starts fell in September by 9.4% to an annualized rate …