BUILDING PERMITS and HOUSING STARTS

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    NEW HOUSING STARTS NOW
    Economic Calendar: Financial Calendars - Yahoo! Finance
    JAN 2010 591K
    DEC 2009 575K
    NOV 2009 580K
    OCT 2009 527K
    SEP 2009 590K
    AUG 2009 598K
    JUL 2009 581K
    JUN 2009 587K


    NEW HOUSING STARTS BEFORE THE SHIT HIT THE FAN.
    MAR 2007 1518K
    FEB 2007 1525K


    BUILDING PERMITS NOW
    JAN 2010 622 K
    DEC 2009 653 K
    .........
    MAR 2008 927 K
    FEB 2008 978 K
    JAN 2008 1048 K


    BUILDING PERMITS BEFORE THE SHIT HIT THE FAN
    FEB 2006 2145 K
    JAN 2006 2217 K
    DEC 2005 2068K
     
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    I was getting worried about you and thought I might have to post some depressing stuff if you did not show up.
     
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    The building industry both residential and commercial is really hurting in this Depression.
     
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    Of course they are along with a lot of other businesses and individuals.
     
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    I personally think congress should cut their staff by the same percentage as the unemployment rate.
    And their office budgets as well.
    Share the pain or we will have no gain.
    We have learned virtually nothing so far in this great recession.
    And still think that more of the same that got us into this mess will fix things.
     
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    NEW HOUSING STARTS NOW
    Economic Calendar: Financial Calendars - Yahoo! Finance
    FEB 2010 575K
    JAN 2010 591K
    DEC 2009 575K

    NEW HOUSING STARTS BEFORE THE SHIT HIT THE FAN.
    MAR 2007 1518K
    FEB 2007 1525K


    BUILDING PERMITS NOW
    FEB 2010 612 K
    JAN 2010 622 K
    DEC 2009 653 K

    BUILDING PERMITS BEFORE THE SHIT HIT THE FAN
    FEB 2006 2145 K
    JAN 2006 2217 K
    DEC 2005 2068K
     
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    The collapse continues. In the case of housing and new building construction the collapse is equivalent to the depths of the Great Depression. So we will have to rename this Depression The Greatest Depression. With the strong increase in the past few months in Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims, we know it is getting worse regardless of the pretend Unemployment Numbers. Prepare for the worse. It is going to be a long hot summer with lots of campfires both inside the cities and without.
     
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    I agree with Warren Buffett on this

    Calculated Risk: Buffett on Housing
     
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    I don't expect to see housing construction or building construction return that fast. We are still seeing a tremendous loss of jobs and that is going to be catastrophic for any hope of economic recovery. We do not have a recovery in progress regardless of what Washington says. We have a collapse still in progress, as I predicted, "Like a Slow Motion falling house of cards." It is happening before our very eyes.
     
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    I agree.

    I live in Florida, where you can stack two pieces of wood together and blow stucco on the outside, and sell it as a summer home. For godsakes we aren’t selling homes in FLORIDA! WDF!
    Now there is very little work.
    Most of us (that could) chased the hurricanes and floods this past year.

    Locally, Home values have dropped.

    Contractors compete with rising material prices, as the dollar declines (I would suppose). , and customers still want contracted bids from you like it was ten years ago. If you wont do it cheap there are 33 others that will.

    Paint alone has increased 20%

    Hourly workers drag their feet on jobs just to try to keep working, can’t really hate ‘em for it either.

    I have NEVER seen nothin like this.
     
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