Today, in the CalculatedRisk Real Estate Newsletter: July Housing Starts: Record Number of Multi-Family Housing Units Under Construction
Excerpt: The fourth graph shows housing starts under construction, Seasonally Adjusted (SA).
Red is single family units. Currently there are 678 thousand single family units (red) under construction (SA). This was down in July compared to June, and 153 thousand below the recent peak in May 2022. Single family units under construction peaked over a year ago since single family starts declined sharply.
Blue is for 2+ units. Currently there are 1,003 thousand multi-family units under construction. This breaks the record set in July 1973 of multi-family units being built for the baby-boom generation. For multi-family, construction delays are a significant factor. The completion of these units should help with rent pressure.
Combined, there are 1.681 million units under construction, just 29 thousand below the all-time record of 1.710 million set in October 2022.There is much more in the post. You can subscribe at https://calculatedrisk.substack.com/