Housing Starts 2013 - Parr Lumber

Construction Industry is Looking Good – housing starts increased by 12.1%

Good news for the construction industry. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, single-family and multifamily housing starts increased by 12.1% to 954,000 units last month. This is the highest rate in more than four years. Single-family housing starts jumped by 8.1% to 616,000 units in December. Multifamily construction fared even better with an increase of 23.1% (338,000 units). In the West, single-family and multifamily housing starts increased by 18.7%. The Midwest saw the biggest gain with 24.7%, while the Northeast increased by 21.4%. The South experienced the smallest jump with only an improvement of 3.8%.

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It’s Brother Against Brother in Super Bowl 2013

For the first time ever, two brothers will be coaching against each other in the Super Bowl. In less than two weeks, the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans. The head coach of the Ravens is John Harbaugh. His younger brother, Jim, is the head coach of the 49ers. Amazing, right? I think the sibling rivalry will make this year’s Super Bowl even more interesting.

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