New construction is gaining momentum this year and in Chicago, the housing market continues make headlines. Based on July 2013 home sales, building permits, housing starts, and home completions nationally were all areas of significant improvement in July.
According to the Census Bureau, building permits were up nationally 2.7% from June 0f 2013 and account for 943,000 for the year. That is a 12% uptick from July, 2012.
Housing starts showed nearly 6% growth from June to July this year and was the largest increase of the 3 categories with 21% from 2012.
Housing completions came in just under 2% from June to July and a 15% increase year over year. The main factor driving these numbers was due to multifamily projects.
McGraw-Hill, an analytics company based in New York City, provided data taken from 11 major housing markets in the U.S. and Chicago was near top of the chart. (click here to enable features)
Third place isn’t so bad Chi-Town.