但是另一方面，11月份政府发布允许建筑开工的许可证数量与之前的10月份相比增加了3.6%，这表明了未来几个月里新建房产开工 数量将会反弹。11月份政府发布允许建筑开工的许可证数量为近四年以来的最高 水平，这也再次证明了美国住宅市场正在以强劲势头持续反弹中，飓风桑迪也无法阻挡。
11月份，美国房产 私有住宅开工数量经过季节性调整之后达到861000套，比之前10月份888000套有所下降。这次住宅开工数量上的 调整比分析家们之前预期的872000套数量略有下降。
New housing starts fell 3% in November from the previous month as Superstorm Sandy kept builders from breaking ground in the Northeast, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.
But the number of building permits issued, a sign of future activity, rose 3.6% last month compared with October. It was the highest level in more than four years and an indication that the housing market is continuing its strong rebound despite Sandy's effects.
Compared with a year earlier, housing starts and building permits were up sharply.
Construction began on new privately owned residential homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 861,000 in November, down from a revised rate of 888,000 in October. The reading was below analysts' expectations of a drop to about an 872,000 annual pace.
Starts dropped 5.2% in the Northeast, which was hit hard by Sandy on Oct. 29-30. Starts also fell 19.2% in the West, but were up 3.3% in the Midwest and 2.9% in the South.