This welcoming front porch is a nice covered area and outdoor living space. There is a nice brick paver flooring on this porch.

The Last Months of 2021 Saw Single-Family Permit Gains

This family room has custom built-ins that feature shelves and cabinets. The built-ins surround the fireplace on each side.The last months of 2021 saw a great gain in single-family permits in the housing industry. In the first ten months of the year, nationwide single-family permits totaled 948,321. Year-to-date (YTD) this shows a 17.3% increase from October 2020.

Each region had increases in single-family permits issued. The South reported the highest increase of 19.1%, next was the Northeast at 18.5%, the West at 15.6% and the Midwest came in with the smallest increase at 12.4%. Multifamily also saw an increase across all four regions. The West the most at 38.6%, Midwest 30.3%, the South at 23.8% and the Northeast at 15.5%.

At the local level, below are the top 10 metro areas that issued the highest number of single-family permits:

Metropolitan Statistical Area Single-family Permits: (Units #YTD, NSA)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 44,342
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 43,012
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 30,013
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 27,283
Austin-Round Rock, TX 20,895
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 16,613
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 16,310
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 15,006
Jacksonville, FL 13,809
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 13,766


For multifamily permits, below are the top 10 local areas that issued the highest number of permits:

Metropolitan Statistical Area Single-family Permits: (Units #YTD, NSA)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 34,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 22,782
Austin-Round Rock, TX 21,925
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellvue, WA 17,305
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anheim, CA 16,880
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 13,345
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,959
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,771
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 12,671
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 12,499

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