Texas Swimming Pool Construction Review – August 2021

A review of new permits on record with HBW for swimming pool construction in Texas during the month of August 2021

Based on HBW’s latest construction data reports, there were approximately 1,125 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value in excess of $61.7 million added to the HBW database for Texas last month.  Out of the four metro areas reviewed (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio), the greatest volume of new swimming pool construction could be found in Dallas (473 permits), while the highest average value of new pool construction could be found in Austin (average value: $73,546).

Here is a closer look at the total permits, average value of construction, leading counties and top ranked pool builders in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio during the month of August:

Dallas

Total Permits: 473

Average Value of Construction: $45,371

Leading Counties (based on total permits): Tarrant (158 permits); Collin (139 permits)

Top Pool Builders (based on total permits):

Builder Total Permits
1-Puryear Custom Pools 26
2-Gold Medal Pools 23
3-Prestige Pool 22

Houston

Total Permits: 431

Average Value of Construction: $65,035

Leading Counties (based on total permits): Harris (258 permits); Brazoria (54 permits)

Top Pool Builders (based on total permits):

Builder Total Permits
1-Anthony & Sylvan Pools 32
2-Cypress Custom Pools 25
3-Platinum Pools 22

Austin

Total Permits: 111

Average Value of Construction: $73,546

Leading Counties (based on total permits): Travis (66 permits);Williamson (37 permits)

Top Pool Builders (based on total permits):

Builder Total Permits
1-Cody Pools 11
2-Denali Pools 10
3-Anthony & Sylvan Pools 7

San Antonio

Total Permits: 111

Average Value of Construction: $36,891

Leading County (based on total permits): Bexar (90 permits)

Top Pool Builders (based on total permits):

Builder Total Permits
1-Cody Pools 17
2-Keith Zars Pools 15
3-Blue Haven Pools 8

To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

Texas Top Home Builders – August 2021

A review of leading home builders in Texas based on total new permits on record with HBW for the month of August 2021

In HBW’s monthly review of its construction data reports, more than 8,800 new permits with a total construction value of $2.3 billion were reported for the four major metro areas of Texas last month.  In addition to providing permit totals and construction values for each region, HBW’s construction data reports also offer insight into the contractors that are actively pulling permits each month.

For the purpose of this post, we are focusing on the top ranked contractors for each of the four metro areas of Texas (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin).  Builder ranking is based on the total number of new residential permits on record with HBW for the month of August. 

Statewide, there are two home builders that have continued to rank high on the charts and take the lead with a greater volume of housing starts.  Both D.R. Horton and Lennar Homes are ranked as the leading home builders in Texas month after month, and in August they held nearly 20 percent of all new residential construction activity, having 910 and 789 new permits on record respectively.

Here is a look at the five leading contractors by area, their total permits and average value of new home construction projects on record with HBW last month:

Houston

Builder Total Permits  Average Value
1-D.R. Horton 559  $      153,592.00
2-Lennar Homes 410  $      188,635.00
3-Camillo Properties 182  $      118,747.00
4-K Hovnanian Homes 180  $      150,591.00
5-Pulte Homes 161  $      284,070.00

Dallas

Builder Total Permits  Average Value
1-Lennar Homes 164  $      226,173.00
2-Pulte Homes 139  $      245,332.00
3-D.R. Horton 119  $      313,389.00
4-Highland Homes 114  $      374,360.00
5-Trophy Signature Homes 83  $      276,037.00

San Antonio

Builder Total Permits   Average Value 
1-Rausch Coleman Homes 147  $       153,636.00
2-KB Homes 125  $       228,082.00
3-Lennar Homes 110  $       184,193.00
4-D.R. Horton 94  $       194,707.00
5-Perry Homes 62  $       295,270.00

Austin

Builder Total Permits  Average Value
1-D.R. Horton 138  $      207,584.00
2-Lennar Homes 105  $      155,863.00
3-Meritage Homes 92  $      243,619.00
4-Taylor Morrison Homes 61  $      391,345.00
5-Pulte Homes 59  $      383,578.00

To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

Texas Residential Construction Report – August 2021

A review of permit data for new home construction in Texas during the month of August 2021

Based on HBW’s latest construction data reports, there were more than 8,800 new residential construction permits with a total value of approximately $2.3 billion added to the HBW database for the Lone Star State last month; this reflects close to a 15 percent month-over-month increase in new home construction. 

Out of the four major metro areas reviewed, Houston carried the greatest volume of new residential construction activity (4,141 permits), while the highest average value of new home construction could be found in Dallas (average value: $320,468).

Here is a closer look at the total permits, average value of new construction projects and leading counties for new home construction in the four major metro regions of Texas last month:

Houston

As previously noted, the Houston area carried the greatest volume of housing starts out of the four Texas regions reviewed, having 4,141 new permits with a total construction value in excess of $925.6 million.  The average value of new home construction in Houston landed on the lower end of the spectrum (average value: $223,528) in comparison to other Texas areas reviewed, and nearly half of all new permits originated from Harris County where there were 2,013 new permits on record with HBW for the one-month period.

Dallas

Dallas ranked #2 for new home construction last month, having 2,318 new permits with a total value of nearly $743 million.  The average value of new residential construction projects was highest in Dallas (average value: $320,468) in comparison to other Texas regions reviewed, and the bulk of new permitting activity took place in the two counties of Collin (942 permits) and Tarrant (672 permits).

San Antonio

Last month, there were approximately 1,240 housing starts with a total construction value of $274 million in the San Antonio area.  The average value of new home construction was lowest in San Antonio (average value: $221,096) in comparison to other areas reviewed, and more than half of all new residential construction took place in Bexar County (700 permits).

Austin

In Austin, there were more than 1,100 new residential construction permits with a total value of nearly $337 million added to the HBW database last month.  The average value of new home construction was $304,237, and just about 85 percent of all new home construction activity took place in the counties of Williamson (503 permits) and Travis (439 permits).

To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Email Marketing Campaign

Tips for making the most out of your email marketing efforts

Email marketing can be a great way to build relationships with new and existing clients; that being stated, anyone who has ever run even the most basic of email marketing campaigns knows that optimal open and click rates can be challenging to achieve if you don’t have a strategic plan in place.

The truth is that there is not one simple answer for achieving a successful email marketing campaign, but there are a few key components that can help get you there.  Here are five things that you can do now to amp up your email marketing efforts:

  1. Get Aligned – It is likely that at this point email is not the only tool that you have in your marketing toolbox.  What other campaigns are you running right now?  Are you aligning your message and promotions across all touchpoints?  From social media and blogs to your email and website, your message should be aligned, consistent and clear.
  2. Know Your Target – Who are you trying to reach?  Does your list represent your target audience, or are you casting too wide of a “net”?  The answer will be in your market research, as well as how and from where you attain your list of contacts.  You will want to have a clear understanding of your target customers’ profile, geographic location and the products and services that will be of most interest to them.  When acquiring leads from a third-party such as HBW, segmenting your list is made easy as reports offer the ability to target your prospects with custom searches based on location, property value, permitting status, property history and more.
  3. Get Creative with Subjects – The subject line of your email has more power than you know.  Think about it – The subject line is the first thing that the recipient sees (along with the sender’s name).  If you are sending out too many emails with the same subject line, you will not only increase the likelihood of being ignored, but you may also see a spike in “unsubscribes”.  Aside from a regular newsletter or monthly update, your emails should get creative with the subject line in a way that compels the reader to want to learn more.
  4. Make It Easy – Design your email in a way that directs the reader to exactly where you want them to go.  What is your call to action?  Is it clear and visible?  Keep in mind that the human attention span is considered to now be shorter than that of a goldfish (8 seconds to be exact), so if you want to have the reader click on a link or “order now”, make sure the message and link are visible and near the top of the email.
  5. Share the Message – Most third-party email marketing service providers will offer a link so that the message you create can be viewed online.  Don’t let it go to waste; use the link in other communications and share it across all social media platforms.

In addition to the above listed tips, don’t forget to track your progress.  Stay on top of your list of contacts to identify those who have subscribed/unsubscribed or bounced back, as well as follow up with those who “click” or express interest in your products.  Every email you send is another chance to make a connection with your audience, so make the most of it!

For more information on construction business marketing tips, stay connected with the HBW Blog.  To get ahead of construction activity and gain access to the latest permitting data in Florida, Texas, Georgia, Alabama and Oklahoma, contact HBW for more information on construction data reports and industry leads.

HBW Report: Florida Swimming Pool Construction – July 2021

A review of permit data for new swimming pool construction in Florida during the month of July 2021

Based on HBW’s latest construction data reports, there were more than 3,250 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value of nearly $165 million in the Sunshine State during the month of July.  Out of the five regions reviewed (Southwest, Southeast, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville), the greatest volume of new swimming pool construction took place in the Southwest (1,329 permits), while the highest average value of new projects could be found in Jacksonville (average value: $64,699).

Here is a closer look at the total permits, average value of construction, leading counties and builders for new swimming pool construction in Florida during the month of July 2021:

Southwest

New pool swimming construction activity was highest in the southwestern region of Florida.  In July, the area had 1,329 pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $65 million.  The average value of new construction was $48,714, and the county with the greatest volume of new permits was Lee (445 permits).

Out of the nearly 180 contractors with new permits on record in the southwestern region of Florida for the month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
1-Aragon Pools & Spas 190
2-Pinnacle USA 140
3-Coast to Coast Pools 78

Southeast

In July, there were 728 new swimming pool permits with a total construction value of approximately $33.7 million added to the HBW database for the southeastern region of Florida.  The average value of new construction was lowest in the area in comparison to other regions reviewed (average value: $46,275), and more than half of all new permits originated from the two counties of Palm Beach (263 permits) and Miami-Dade (207 permits).

Out of the nearly 220 active contractors in the area during the month of July, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits for the one-month period:

Builder Total Permits
1-Swimming Pool Contractors 40
2-Crystal Pools 24
3-Sunsational Pools & Spa 22

Tampa

In July, there were 510 new pool permits with a total construction value of approximately $27.7 million on record with HBW for the Tampa area.  The average value of new pool construction was $54,255, and more than half of all construction activity took place in the two counties of Polk and Pasco where there were 142 and 125 new permits on record respectively.

Out of the more than 115 pool builders with new construction on record for the month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
1-T&D Pool Construction 29
2-Tropical Escapes Pool & Spa Construction 27
3-Gulfstream Pools & Spas 24

Orlando

In Orlando, there were 432 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value in excess of $22.5 million during the month of July.  The average value of new construction was $52,093, and more than half of all new permits originated from the counties of Orange (179 permits) and Brevard (86 permits).

Out of the 100 contractors with new swimming pool construction activity on record with HBW for the month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
1-American Pools & Spas 25
2-Holland Pools 24
3-Dreamscapes Pools & Spas 21

Jacksonville

In Jacksonville, there were 252 new pool swimming permits with a total construction value in excess of $16.3 million during the month of July.  The average value of new construction was highest in Jacksonville (average value: $64,699) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and more than half of all new construction activity took place in St. Johns County (129 permits).

Out of the nearly 80 contractors with new permits on record in the area, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits during the one-month period:

Builder Total Permits
1-Pools by John Clarkson 12
2-Waldhauer & Son 12
3-Builder’s Source 11

For more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

Top Florida Home Builders – July 2021

A review of the leading Florida home builders based on total new residential construction permits on record with HBW for the month of July 2021

Earlier this week, we reviewed the latest residential construction permit reports for Florida and learned that there have been more than 9,370 new permits with a total construction value in excess of $2.5 billion added to the HBW database during the month of July 2021.  When looking into the reports further, we are able to identify the leading home builders driving new construction in each of the five major regions of Florida (Southwest, Tampa, Orlando, Southeast, Jacksonville), as well as across the state.

Statewide, there have and continue to be two major players in the residential construction market – Both D.R. Horton and Lennar Homes are responsible for nearly 25 percent of all new residential construction activity on record last month, having 1,163 and 1,091 new permits respectively.

Here is an overview of the top home builders in each of the five major regions of Florida during the month of July 2021:

Southwest

Last month, there were more than 370 contractors with new residential construction permits on record in the southwestern region of Florida, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits added to the HBW database during the one-month period:

Builder Total Permits
1-D.R. Horton 336
2-Lennar Homes 244
3-Pulte Homes 207
4-Taylor Morrison 146
5-Neal Communities of SW FL 99

Tampa

Last month, there were approximately 240 home builders with new permits on record in the Tampa area, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits during the one-month period:

Builder Total Permits
1-D.R. Horton 332
2-Lennar Homes 311
3-The Villages of Lake Sumter 179
4-Highland Homes 111
5-Pulte Homes 95

Orlando

In Orlando, there were more than 190 home builders with new permits added to the HBW database last month, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
1-D.R. Horton 261
2-Cottage Builder 179
3-Lennar Homes 152
4-Taylor Morrison 105
5-Meritage Homes 88

Southeast

In the southeastern region of Florida, there were nearly 150 home builders with new permits on record with HBW last month, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
1-Lennar Homes 216
2-GL Building Corp 119
3-Pulte Homes 103
4-Holiday Builders 83
5-Kolter Signature Homes 56

Jacksonville

Last month, there were nearly 150 home builders with new permits on record in the Jacksonville area, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits during the one-month period:

Builder Total Permits
1-D.R. Horton 185
2-Lennar Homes 168
3-Dream Finders Construction Inc 153
4-Richmond American Homes 99
5-KB Homes 92

To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

Florida Residential Construction Review – July 2021

An overview of permit data for new residential construction in Florida during the month of July 2021

Based on the latest HBW reports, there were more than 9,370 new residential construction permits with a total construction value in excess of $2.5 billion added to the HBW database for Florida during the month of July 2021.  Out of the five regions included in the reports (Southwest, Tampa, Southeast, Orlando, Jacksonville), the greatest concentration of new permitting activity could be found in the southwestern region of the state (2,586 permits), while the highest average value of new permits could be found in Southeast (average value: $298,984).

Here is a closer look at the total permits, average value of projects and leading counties for new home construction in Florida during the month of July 2021:

Southwest

As previously noted, the southwest region of Florida carried the highest volume of new residential construction permits last month, having 2,586 new permits with a total construction value in excess of $658 million.  The average value of new construction projects landed on the lower end of the spectrum (average value: $254,524) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and just about 60 percent of all new permits originated from the two counties of Lee (1,055 permits) and Manatee (510 permits).

Tampa

Last month, Tampa ranked #2 for new home construction, having 2,352 new permits with a total value of nearly $631 million on record with HBW.  The average value of new residential construction was $268,280, and approximately 75 percent of all new permitting activity originated from the two counties of Polk and Pasco where there were 912 and 844 new permits respectively for the one-month period.

Orlando

In Orlando, there were nearly 1,875 new residential construction permits with a total value of approximately $556 million on record with HBW for the month of July. The average value of new home construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum in the Orlando area (average value: $296,709) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and approximately half of all new permits originated from the two counties of Brevard (451 permits) and Volusia (416 permits).

Jacksonville

Last month, there were more than 1,475 new residential construction permits with a total value of approximately $359.4 million added to the HBW database for the Jacksonville area.  In comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, the average value of new home construction was lowest in Jacksonville (average value: $243,478), and 70 percent of all new permits originated from the two counties of St. Johns (574 permits) and Duval (458 permits).

Southeast

In the southeastern region of Florida, there were approximately 1,085 new residential construction permits with a total value of $324 million on record last month.  As previously noted, the average value of new home construction was highest in the southeast (average value: $298,984) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and more than half of all new permits originated from St. Lucie County (565 permits).

To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

Texas Swimming Pool Construction Report – July 2021

A review of permit data for new swimming pool construction in Texas during the month of July 2021

Based on HBW’s latest construction data reports, there were 900 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value in excess of $48 million added to the HBW database for Texas last month, reflecting a 5 percent month-over-month decrease in new pool construction.  Out of the four major metropolitan areas included in the reports (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio), the greatest volume of pool starts could be found in Dallas (404 permits), while the highest average value of construction could be found in Austin (average value: $73,860).

Here is a closer look at the total permits, average value of construction and leading pool builders driving new construction in each of the four metro areas of Texas during the month of July 2021:

Dallas

Last month, Dallas carried the greatest volume of new swimming pool permits in comparison to other Texas regions reviewed, having 404 new permits with a total construction value in excess of $18 million on record for the one-month period.  The average value of new pool construction was approximately $45,000, and more than half of all new permits originated from the two counties of Collin (124 permits) and Tarrant (107 permits).

Out of the nearly 160 contractors with new swimming pool construction activity on record in the Dallas area last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
1-Puryear Custom Pools 17
2-Foley Custom Pools 16
3-Riverbend Pools 15

Houston

Houston ranked #2 for new pool construction, having 314 new permits with a total value of nearly $20.7 million on record last month.  The average value of construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum in Houston (average value: $65,845) in comparison to other Texas areas reviewed, and just over half of all permits originated from Harris County (163 permits).

Out of the approximately 135 builders with new swimming pool construction activity on record in the Houston area last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
1-Anthony & Sylvan Pools 23
2-Premier Pools 22
3-Platinum Pools 14

San Antonio

In San Antonio, there were more than 100 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value of nearly $3.4 million added to the HBW database last month.  The average value of new pool construction was lowest in San Antonio (average value: $33,173) in comparison to other Texas areas reviewed, and the county with the highest concentration of new pool construction activity was Bexar County with 69 new permits for the one-month period.

Out of the nearly 35 contractors with new swimming pool construction activity on record in the San Antonio area last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits during the one-month period:

Builder Total Permits
1-Blue Haven Pools 18
2-Keith Zars Pools 11
3-Gary Pools 9

Austin

Last month, there were 80 pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $6 million in the Austin area.  As previously noted, the average value of new pool construction was highest in Austin (average value: $73,860) in comparison to other Texas regions reviewed, and the majority of permits originated from Travis County (55 permits).

Out of the more than 45 contractors with new swimming pool construction on record in the Austin area last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
1-Cody Pools 6
2-Blue Haven Pools 5
3-Aquamarine Pools of Texas 5


To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

Texas Top Home Builders – July 2021

A review of the leading home builders in Texas based on housing starts during the month of July 2021

Last week, we reviewed the latest HBW Reports for new residential construction in Texas during the month of July, and we found that there were more than 7,830 housing starts on record from the combined areas of Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. This week, we are using the same construction data reports to identify the leading home builders in each of the four metro regions of Texas.

Out of the hundreds of contractors with new residential construction permits on record for the one-month period, two home builders continue to stand out from the pack – D.R. Horton and Lennar Homes. D.R. Horton has consistently been responsible for the greatest concentration of housing starts in Texas month after month, and in July the mega-builder had nearly 755 housing starts within the four major metro areas of Texas.  Not far behind, Lennar Homes also has a strong presence throughout the Lone Star State, having more than 655 housing starts on record last month.  Additionally, Pulte Homes could be found on the leaderboard in nearly every region reviewed, having 478 new permits on record for the one-month period.

Combined, D.R. Horton, Lennar Homes, and Pulte Homes carried nearly 25 percent of all new residential construction on record with HBW for Texas during the month of July, and when we take a closer look at the lineup by region, there are other notable builders with a strong hold on the market.  Here is a breakdown of the top five builders, by region, for total new residential construction permits added to the HBW database last month:

Houston

Builder Total Permits  Average Value
1-D.R. Horton 351  $      181,040.00
2-Lennar Homes 290  $      186,561.00
3-K Hovnanian Homes 193  $      150,868.00
4-Pulte Homes 147  $      290,329.00
5-Century Communities 129  $      178,629.00

Dallas

Builder Total Permits  Average Value
1-Pulte Homes 212  $      188,562.00
2-D.R. Horton 211  $      273,871.00
3-Lennar Homes 145  $      178,434.00
4-Bloomfield Homes 104  $      281,757.00
5-Meritage Homes 104  $      238,583.00

Austin

Builder Total Permits  Average Value
1-D.R. Horton 145  $      208,302.00
2-Lennar Homes 112  $      162,654.00
3-Pulte Homes 98  $      391,182.00
4-Milestone Community Builders 81  $      309,255.00
5-KB Homes 46  $      219,790.00

San Antonio

Builder Total Permits  Average Value
1-Lennar Homes 109  $     158,199.00
2-Continental Homes of Texas 64  $     248,652.00
3-KB Homes 62  $     207,859.00
4-LGI Homes 57  $     198,603.00
5-Chesmar Homes 52  $     245,421.00


To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

Texas Residential Construction Review – July 2021

A monthly overview of new home construction in the Lone Star State during the month of July 2021

According to Census data released earlier this year, Texas continues to lead the United States in raw population growth. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that the Lone Star State had 373,965 more residents in 2020 than in 2019, a bigger increase in raw numbers than in any other state.  Additionally, in a more recent update to the Census Report, it was noted that Texas had the largest numeric growth in housing units with 1,611,888. (source: Census.gov)

For this reason, it should come as no surprise that HBW’s construction data reports have reflected major gains in housing starts throughout Texas since the start of this year.  And more recently, the monthly residential construction reports for July reflect a 2 percent month-over-month increase in new home construction across the four major metro areas of Texas (Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio), resulting in more than 7,830 new residential construction permits being added to the HBW database.

Here is a closer look at the total permits, leading counties and average value of housing starts in Texas during the month of July:

Houston

Houston ranked #1 for housing starts last month, having approximately 3,510 new residential construction permits with a total value of $846.5 million on record with HBW.  The average value of new home construction was $241,236, and just about 75 percent of all new construction activity took place in the counties of Harris and Montgomery where there were 1,573 and 991 new permits respectively.

Dallas

In Dallas, there were approximately 2,535 housing starts with a total construction value of $695 million on record with HBW last month.  The average value of new home construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum (average value: $274,149) in comparison to other Texas regions reviewed, and just over 60 percent of all new permits originated from the counties of Tarrant (820 permits) and Collin (712 permits).

Austin

Last month, there were nearly 960 housing starts with a total construction value of $269.5 million in the Austin area.  The average value of new home construction was highest in Austin (average value: $281,333) in comparison to other Texas areas reviewed, and 83 percent of all new construction activity took place in the counties of Travis and Williamson where there were 447 and 352 new permits respectively.

San Antonio

In San Antonio, there were 830 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $187 million last month.  The average value of new home construction was lowest in San Antonio (average value: $225,057) in comparison to other Texas areas reviewed, and more than half of all new home construction activity took place in Bexar County where there were 440 housing starts during the one-month period.


To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.