A total of 2,709 single-family permits were issued through November in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties compared to 2,370 in 2016, a 14.3 percent overall increase, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Warren County continues to have the most overall number of permits, with a total of 1,196 single-family permits from January through November, a 22.7 percent increase from last year.
Hamilton Twp. in Warren County continues to lead the region with a total of 277 single-family permits through November.
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Butler County’s Liberty Twp. was close behind, reporting 259 permits during this period, resulting in a slight overall county uptick of 1.5 percent.
The top 10 markets for single-family home permits through November were:
- Hamilton Twp. (Warren County): 277
- Liberty Twp. (Butler County): 259
- Mason (Warren): 158
- Deerfield Twp. (Warren): 148
- Clearcreek Twp. (Warren): 130
- Batavia Twp. (Clermont County): 125
- Turtlecreek Twp. (Warren): 116
- Cincinnati (Hamilton County): 94
- West Chester Twp. (Butler): 85
- South Lebanon (Warren): 80
“It’s a good time to be in the housing business, whether you’re a buyer, seller or builder,” said HBA Executive Director Dan Dressman. “The existing home inventory is low, current home values have returned and new homes remain affordable for a large percentage of potential buyers in the Greater Cincinnati region.”