National new home metrics; March 2022

Building Permits
Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,873,000. This is 0.4 percent above the revised February rate of 1,865,000 and is 6.7 percent above the March 2021 rate of 1,755,000. Single‐family authorizations in March were at a rate of 1,147,000; this is 4.8 percent below the revised February figure of 1,205,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 672,000 in March.
Housing Starts
Privately‐owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,793,000. This is 0.3 percent (±12.3 percent)* above the revised February estimate of 1,788,000 and is 3.9 percent (±8.9 percent)* above the March 2021 rate of 1,725,000. Single‐family housing starts in March were at a rate of 1,200,000; this is 1.7 percent (±12.3 percent)* below the revised February figure of 1,221,000. The March rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 574,000.
Housing Completions
Privately‐owned housing completions in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,303,000. This is 4.5 percent (±11.3 percent)* below the revised February estimate of 1,365,000 and is 13.0 percent (±9.8 percent) below the March 2021 rate of 1,497,000. Single‐family housing completions in March were at a rate of 1,000,000; this is 6.4 percent (±10.7 percent)* below the revised February rate of 1,068,000. The March rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 292,000

About TARR Report

S.M.A. Publications was formed in 1997 with a mission of providing real estate information for practitioners within the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. The company produces the T.A.R.R. Reports which are published monthly, quarterly and annually, covering all aspects of the residential real estate market. The publisher, Stacey P. Anfindsen, has over 23 years of residential experience in the Triangle market. He is an active real estate appraiser, educator and consultant.
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