Thursday, June 01, 2006

Sacramento Housing Starts Down 55%

The California Building Industry Association reports that single-family housing starts in the Sacramento metro area dropped 55% in April compared with the prior year. By contrast, statewide housing starts dropped 25%.

pdf report here

13 comments:

Max said...

Hey Lander-

Thanks for linking to me BTW; now that this thing is getting interesting, it's more important than ever to link up so the buying public can get informed on the bubble and make solid, rational choices.

I've been doing some research on Sacramento flippers, and I've been looking for a way to add new home resells to my statistics. Interestingly, I've run into a few roadblocks with those who possess this data. Sacramento Builders' Exchange has refused to tell me where they get their data, even though they publish a weekly Notice of Completion Report. Do you know of any reliable sources of this data?

Max

Anonymous said...

It's all mined from tghe County Recoder's Office.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, "Recorders"

Max said...

Is the data online? Do you have a link?

Lander said...

Max-
I'm not sure where to find this data. Awhile back, I rummaged around Sacramento County's website, but didn't find anything useful. Perhaps I didn't look hard enough. I'll keep my eyes open.

Anonymous said...

It's available by paid subscription from the County Recorder.

Max said...

How much does it cost? Do you know anyone with a subscription?

Gee, why would a public agency charge money for public data?

Max

Anonymous said...

Or you can go there and spend the rest of your natural life mining it yourself for free :-)

Happy Renter said...

Anonymous,

There are a few anonymous responding that are intelligent enough to interact with. To those, please get a screen name.

Anonymous said...

I am all of the anons on this thread. :-)

Happy Renter said...

(I am all of the anons on this thread. :-)

And your only sometimes worth responding too.
Get a Screne name, @%#$%^&*!

Max said...

I'll keep my eyes open.

Thanks. I'll pursue the County Recorder angle, and see what I can find out. Maybe they don't charge too much...

Lander said...

I have no problem with anonymous posting, as long as the comment policy is followed. A screen name would be nice, though.