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January 19, 2012

According to the Commerce Department's tally, December's total housing starts were down from November, but single-family starts were at the highest rate in 21 months.

December housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 657,000, down 4.1% from the November pace of 685,000. But compared with last year, total starts are up 24.9%.