According to the press release:
National Residential Remodeling
Residential remodels authorized by building permits in the United States in February were at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 3,299,000. This is 2 percent below the revised January rate of 3,360,000 and is 8 percent above the February 2012 estimate of 3,051,000.
Regional Residential Remodeling
Seasonally-adjusted annual rates of remodeling across the country in February 2013 are estimated as follows: Northeast, 446,000 (up 4% from January and up 4% from February 2012); South, 1,340,000 (up 2% from January and up 7% from February 2012); Midwest, 716,000 (down 17% from January and up 2% from February 2012); West, 846,000 (down 5% from January and up 12% from February 2012).