New Home Sales Cool in June on Higher Mortgage Rates

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in June fell 2.5% to 697,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate from a downwardly revised reading in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. However, new home sales are up 23.8% from a year ago.It takes 400 tons of aggregates to construct…

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Housing Starts Post Solid Gain in May

Limited existing inventory combined with solid demand and improving supply chains helped push single-family starts to an 11-month high in May. Overall housing starts in May increased 21.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.63 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. It takes 400 tons…

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