In June, starts jumped by 9.8 percent from May. Starts were 26.6 percent higher than in June 2014.
Housing permits were also up strongly – 30 percent over the year.
“While permits growth leveled off some in 2014, last month’s reading is encouraging,” Happ said. “Even with a weak beginning to 2015, both readings are solidly ahead of 2014 through June.”