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U.S. homebuilding rose more than expected in March amid a rebound in the construction of multifamily housing units, but weakness in the single-family segment suggested an acute shortage of homes for sale will likely persist.Housing starts rose 1.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.319 million units, the Commerce Department said. Data for February was revised up to show groundbreaking declining to a 1.295 million-unit pace instead of the previously reported 1.236 million units.Single-family homebuilding, which accounts for the largest share of the housing market, fell 3.7 percent to a rate of 867,000 units in March.
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