This September has seen a gain in single-family permits. The first nine months of 2021 reported year-to-date (YTD) got up to 864,184. This is a 21.2% increase from the 713,286 reported in September 2020.
All four regions had a very strong increase year-to-date ending in September 2021. The South saw the largest increase of 22.8% while the Midwest reported the lowest at 16.1%. The Northeast reported 20.4% and the West 20.3%. For multifamily permits, the West reported 35.3, Midwest 26.7%, the South 24.5% and the Northeast 17.7%.
Of the four regions, 49 states and the District of Columbia reported an increase of single-family permits issued. The highest growth was in the District of Columbia with a 234.7% increase! Mississippi was the only state that saw a decline of 0.5% during September 2021.
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||40,255|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||39,161|
|Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA||24,928|
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||19,250|
|Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL||15,444|