The monthly housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech and is intended to help gauge future business activity. The report summarizes monthly numbers relating to construction and remodeling activities for the U.S. economy. Examples include new housing starts, housing permits and completions, new and existing house sale, and construction spending. The report also presents other pertinent data as it relates to the economic outlook in the U.S. and globally, the forest products industry, and other relevant data and provides comments intended to allow the reader to make their own conclusions. All past housing reports are archived at: http://woodproducts.sbio.vt.edu/housing-report/.