Morning Minute: NAR takes a closer look at U.S. building permit activity

Available housing inventory has tightened in recent years and new home construction will play a role in meeting that housing demand. Economists with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) took a closer look at building permits and compared activity levels in 2000, 2005 and 2015. Read the full analysis, “Building Permits and Inventory,” from NAR and see this interactive map NAR has created.

In other headlines:

Flood Insurance, Tax Reform Top Issues as Realtors® Head to Washington – National Association of REALTORS®

Citizenship applications soar, and that means more potential homeowners – HousingWire

U.S. housing starts fall to five-month low; building permits weak – Reuters

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