Home building up 29 percent in '13 says home builders group
Carriage Hill in Liberty Township. Courtesy of Carriage Hill
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Single family home permits were up 29 percent last year compared to 2012, the
Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati said Thursday.
There were a total of 2,058 new home permits issued in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties last year compared to 1,596 issued in 2012.
Warren County had the highest number of new permits
with 756, followed by Butler County with 533, Hamilton County with 424 and
Clermont County with 345.
The four counties had a combined total of 2,286 new
housing permits last year, which included 2,058 single-family and 228 condos
Liberty Township in Butler County led all local jurisdictions with 237
"Pent-up demand, historically low interest rates and an
overall stabilization of housing values has firmed up consumer confidence in
the market," said Dan Dressman, the association's executive director.