UBS asks:

What will be the seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) for new, privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in the US in July 2024?

Started Apr 24, 2024 02:00PM UTC
Closing Aug 01, 2024 07:01AM UTC

With mortgage rates remaining elevated as the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at multidecade highs, housing construction has remained well below 2021-22 levels (US News & World Report, Yahoo [Zacks], Investopedia - SAAR). The question will be suspended on 31 July 2024 and the outcome determined using Census Bureau data as first reported for July 2024 by the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) database, expected in August 2024 (FRED, - Survey of Construction Release Schedule). In July 2023, the number of units was 1,443 thousand, or 1.443 million.

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Possible Answer Crowd Forecast Change in last 24 hours Change in last week
Fewer than 1.3 million 16.90% -0.90% +0.20%
At least 1.3 million, but fewer than 1.4 million 47.80% -0.70% +5.40%
At least 1.4 million, but fewer than 1.5 million 25.90% +0.60% -0.90%
At least 1.5 million, but fewer than 1.6 million 9.30% +1.00% -3.70%
1.6 million or more 0.10% 0% -1.00%

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