Chesco housing agency goes smoke-free
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Overall, housing starts came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000, still 19% above last year’s levels. Building permits — an indicator of future construction — declined 3.8% from July but remained 11% above the level of a year ago. Single-family permit levels were at their highest level since May, 2008, with all regions up. They rose to an annual rate of 627,000 and were 3% above July levels.
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U.S. housing starts edge up in August from July
(Sam Hodgson / Bloomberg / December 21, 2012) Also By Alejandro Lazo September 18, 2013, 8:55 a.m. New housing starts were nearly flat in August compared with July, suggesting builders may be taking a breather as the housing recovery matures. Housing starts last month reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000 units last month, up 0.9% from July.
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Chester County’s has just 1,200 residents, and only half of them live in the six buildings that it owns outright and that are covered by the ban. Gravett, the executive director, said he would work with the company that owns the rest to expand the policy to everyone. Only verbal warnings have been given so far, he said. The policy calls for two sets of written warnings, followed by possible eviction. It is included as an addendum to the lease, which in most cases runs month to month. No one has refused to move in, and prices in Chester County – rents average more than $1,000 a month on the open market, Gravett said, vs.
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