Starts rise 18.6% as housing market gains momentum in early 2019
Housing costs in California are rising faster than other states. Between January 2012 and January 2019, list prices for homes rose 85.4%. Here are three of the key conditions that sent prices soaring. Video and photo composite: Carlos Waters for The Wall Street Journal
By Harriet Torry
Home building in the U.S. rose robustly in January, a sign the housing market gained momentum in early 2019 as mortgage rates eased.
Housing starts rose 18.6% in January from…