Warren County tops in single-family permits | News
WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Single family home permits were up 4.4 percent last year, compared to 2011, and Warren County led the pack with 532, reports the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati (HBA).
There were a total of 1,600 new home permits issued in the four-county area of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties from January through December 2012, compared to 1,533 issued in all of 2011.
Warren County registered the highest number of new single-family permits with 532, followed by Butler County with 394, Clermont County with 348 and Hamilton County with 326.
The city of Cincinnati led all local jurisdictions in overall permits (single-family, condos and apartments) with 560. Of that total, 490 were for downtown apartments.
The four-counties registered a combined total of 2,471 new housing permits last year-a 9.3% increase, which included 1,600 single-family, and 871 condos and apartments. That compares with only 2,261 total units last year. It was the highest number of overall permits issued in the last 5 years.
“We are finally seeing the long-anticipated rebound of new home construction in Greater Cincinnati. Activity is picking up in all price points and downtown Cincinnati has become ‘the place to live’ for young professionals and empty nesters,” said Dan Dressman, Executive Director.
The HBA of Greater Cincinnati represents all aspects of the residential housing industry in Butler, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties. Visit www.cincybuilders.com for more details.