Single-family home permits were up over 18% in the four-county area of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties through May. Butler County experienced the biggest percentage gain--a 25.1% increase. Liberty Township led all local jurisdictions with 115 new home permits. The county issued a total of 264 single-family permits during this period, compared to 211 last year.
Hamilton County registered a 20.7% increase, with 233 total permits, compared to 119 in 2015.
Warren County continues to lead the region with a total of 394 single-family permits, posting a 13.9% increase, through May.
Clermont County also continued to demonstrate momentum, registering a 13.4% increase, with 135 permits.
Altogether, there were a total of 1,026 single-family permits issued through May in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties, compared to 869 in 2015, a 18.1% overall increase.
The top 10 markets for single-family home permits through May were:
1. Liberty Township (Butler Co.)---115
2. Hamilton Township (Warren Co.)---99
3. Clearcreek Township (Warren Co.)---64
4. City of Mason (Warren Co.)---54
5. West Chester Township (Butler Co.)---46
6. City of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.)---43
7. Deerfield Township (Warren Co.)---39
8. Union Township (Clermont Co.)---38
9. Colerain Township (Hamilton Co.)--34
10. Fairfield Township (Butler Co.)---32
Turtlecreek Township (Warren Co.)---32
“Builders are building and buyers are buying which is the perfect combination. However, shortages of buildable lots and skilled construction workers is slowing down the overall process. It’s taking longer to get from the starting point to the finish line,” 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.