Housing Starts Perk Up in November

A surprising uptick in new home construction may pave the way for stabilization in 2007, but the market still shows signs of weakness

After months of sharp declines, housing starts exhibited faint signs of revival last month. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's report on Dec. 19, total starts edged up 6.7% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.59 million units.

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