Here’s how housing starts and permits performed by region:
In the Northeast, total stars plummeted 49.3% as single-family starts tumbled 39.7%. Total permits slipped 0.7% as single-family permits decreased 6.3%.
In the Midwest, total starts were down 6.9% as single-family starts increased 9.9%. Overall permits rose 4.4% as single-family starts decreased 2.3%.
In the South, total starts were up 2.1% but single-family starts slipped 0.9%. Overall permits issued in the South declined 1.9% as single-family permits fell 2%.
In the West, total starts fell 11.3% with single-family starts dropping 9.9%. Total permits increased 13.3% with single-family permits edging up by 0.9%.
The full Monthly New Residential Construction report for July 2021 is available here.