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US privately‚Äźowned housing starts in June rose 3.0% from May to seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,353,000, down 4.4% annually; building permits fell 3.1% year-over-year to 1,446,000, housing completions up 15.5% to 1,710,000: Dept. of Commerce

Statistics Canada reports 12.2% dip in building permits valued at $11.7B in May; launches Quality of Life Dashboard highlighting economic and social trends at municipal level

Value of Canada's building permits decreased 12.2% to C$11.7B in May, with British Columbia leading the monthly decline in residential and non-residential sectors; value of residential building permits decreased 16.3% to C$7.1B: Statistics Canada

Cape Coral tops US in multifamily housing permits with 27 units per 10,000 people; Austin ranks second despite a slowdown, obtaining 21 permits in 2024 compared to 40 during 2021-2023: Redfin

RBC: May housing starts were 8.1% below consensus, and housing permits also fell short; May marks first month of less than 1 million single-family home starts since October 2023, and homebuilder confidence fell in June following decrease in prior month

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