Housing Activity: Residential Structures (Thousands of Units, SAAR)

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                     BY TYPE OF UNIT
        HOUSING STARTS          BUILDING PERMITS
               Single-  Multi-         Single-  Multi-
        Total  Family   Family  Total  Family   Family

SEP-05  2,158  1,848    310     2,240  1,865    375
OCT-05  2,046  1,759    287     2,131  1,798    333
NOV-05  2,131  1,833    298     2,191  1,797    394
DEC-05  2,002  1,664    338     2,107  1,726    381
JAN-06  2,265  1,841    424     2,195  1,767    428
FEB-06  2,132  1,847    285     2,147  1,711    436
MAR-06  1,972  1,651    321     2,085  1,638    447
APR-06  1,832  1,580    252     1,973  1,569    404
MAY-06  1,953  1,638    315     1,946  1,572    374
JUN-06  1,833  1,522    311     1,869  1,471    398
JUL-06  1,772  1,527    245     1,763  1,410    353
AUG-06  1,665  1,400    265     1,727  1,358    369
SEP-06  NA     NA       NA      NA     NA       NA

                                BY REGION
        HOUSING STARTS                   BUILDING PERMITS
        Northeast  Midwest  South  West  Northeast  Midwest  South  West

SEP-05  195        377      1,014  572   211        351      1,062  611
OCT-05  170        336      1,029  511   198        353      1,041  534
NOV-05  197        385        995  554   210        351      1,065  560
DEC-05  167        295      1,104  436   209        319      1,062  513
JAN-06  241        369      1,136  519   210        384      1,071  530
FEB-06  186        326      1,038  582   205        358      1,019  565
MAR-06  166        294      1,023  489   208        335      1,039  503
APR-06  178        338        881  435   186        293        993  501
MAY-06  198        294        950  511   163        312        969  502
JUN-06  168        298        910  457   175        308        918  468
JUL-06  147        304        887  434   163        295        890  415
AUG-06  155        267        833  410   169        277        883  398
SEP-06  NA         NA       NA     NA    NA         NA       NA     NA

                             HOME SALES
             EXISTING HOMES                 NEW HOMES
                                Units
        Units Sold  Median      Sold     Median      Months' Supply
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