Single-family home permits experienced double-digit increases in all of the four counties tracked by the HBA. Butler County experienced the biggest percentage gain in single-family residential permits at 38.2%, followed by Hamilton County’s 31% increase. Butler County issued a total of 217 single-family permits during this period compared to 157 last year.
Warren County continues to lead the region with a total of 300 single-family permits, a 14.5% increase, during the first four months of the year.
Hamilton County registered a 31% increase, with the city of Cincinnati producing 33 and Colerain Township generating 32 of the county’s 186 total permits for the period.
Clermont County has also continued its ascent, registering a 14.4% increase with 103 permits.
Altogether, there were a total of 806 single-family permits issued through April in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties compared to 651 in 2015, a 23.8% overall increase.
The top 10 markets for single-family home permits through April were:
1. Liberty Township (Butler Co.)---93
2. Hamilton Township (Warren Co.)---73
3. Clearcreek Township (Warren Co.)---53
4. City of Mason (Warren Co.)---39
5. West Chester Township (Butler Co.)---38
6. City of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.)---33
7. Colerain Township (Hamilton Co.)---32
8. Union Township (Clermont Co.)---31
Deerfield Township (Warren Co.)---31
9. Fairfield Township (Butler Co.)---28
10. Turtlecreek Township (Warren Co.)---25
“The summer of 2016 looks like it will be a record year for new home starts and sales. It should be our best year since the downturn,” said Dan Dressman, Executive Director.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati, established in 1934, represents residential construction interests in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties in southwest Ohio.