Housing Starts went up February 2012, which surpassed projections. Starts are up 28% over last year. Single-Family Housing Build jobs starting and Building Permits pulled, for upcoming building, also increased. They are at their highest levels since June 2008. Plus, Existing Home Sales have risen .8% in February over January to the annual rate of almost 5 million units. They are up over 10% from the February 2012 rate which was 4.52 million units.