St. Louis area new home construction activity continues to increase; St. Charles leading the way

dennis-norman-st-louis-realtor-This morning, the Commerce Department released its new home construction report showing that, on a national basis, all aspects of new home construction, permits, starts and completions, slipped slightly in November 2012 from the month before but were up from a year ago. The Home Builders Association’s new home report shows somewhat better results in St. Louis with permits in St. Louis county up almost 25 percent in November  from a year before, nearly a 47 percent increase in St. Charles County, a 1.4 percent increase in Jefferson County and modest decreases in Franklin and Warren County.  The city of St. Louis has been hit the hardest with over a 50 percent decline in new home construction from a year ago.


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