Hello, all, I’m Dave Taylor of HBWeekly. From time to time I like to check in with our clients and their customers by contributing to the HBWeekly blog. Today I want to share the results of our Building Trend Activity Report for Residential Construction for two of our biggest markets: Georgia and Texas.
In the state of Georgia, construction is up 24% over the first quarter of 2013. The greatest growth has occurred in four counties that are part of the Atlanta metro area. Paulding county has had a staggering 257% increase in residential construction over the first quarter of 2013, as it is now the leading choice for your professional commuters and their families. The next highest increase of 127% has happened in Barrow County. Henry county, famous to NASCAR enthusiast for its Atlanta Motor Speedway, has seen a 111% increase in residential homebuilding. Clayton County has experienced a 104% increase in residential homebuilding over 2013, and with a projected job growth rate of 29% over the next ten years, it’s not hard to see why.
Texas has experienced a 21% increase in the number of new homes built over the first quarter of 2013. The metropolitan area of Dallas has experienced a 24% increase, with the biggest gains coming from Tarrant and Ellis counties. Tarrant has had a 56% increase over last year, and Ellis has experienced a 48% increase in that time. The Houston area has experienced moderate growth in comparison to Dallas, with a 16% increase for Q1 of 2014. Harris County has had an 18% growth in residential home building, and Fort Bend has had a 23% increase. The metro area with the highest rate of growth is Austin, which has seen a 27% increase in residential construction over 2013. The 38% increase found in Hays County is typical for the area. One exception is Williamson County, an area known for its progressive attitudes and embracing of transparency in local government, which has experienced a whopping 123% increase in residential homebuilding.
HBW serves builders in Alabama and Florida, and we’ve recently expanded our data reporting operation into Oklahoma as well. In addition to our Building Trend Activity for Residential Construction Reports, HBW can create a number of custom reports for any need you might have. We also offer exclusive White Paper Reports to help you market your business. White papers start by giving an overview of the trends in your area and then advice on how to turn your weekly building permit information subscription into successful business leads. To show you how we can help your business succeed, HBW is glad to provide you with complementary building data report or one of our specialized White Paper Reports. Contact us today and start making your business more profitable!