Florida Residential Construction Report – December 2018

An HBW review of new residential construction permitting activity during the month of December 2018

FL New Resid. Permits by Area – December 2018

During the month of December, new residential construction in Florida experienced a massive 42% month-over-month increase, resulting in approximately 6,110 new permits being added to the HBW database.  Out of the five major regions reviewed (Tampa, Southwest, Southeast, Orlando, Jacksonville), Tampa held the greatest amount of new residential construction activity for the month (1,504 permits), while Orlando had the highest average value of construction (average value: $306,849).

Here is a closer look at Florida’s new home construction permits on file by region for the month of December 2018:

Tampa

Total # of Permits: 1,504

Average Value of Construction: $ 280,717

Top County for Total Permits: Polk County (418 permits)

Total # of Active Builders on File: 247 companies

Top Five Builders for Total New Permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 170
The Villages of Lake Sumter 154
Lennar Homes 152
M/I Homes 63
Pulte Homes 52

 

Southwest

Total # of Permits: 1,291

Average Value of Construction: $ 252,898

Top County for Total Permits: Lee County (351 permits)

Total # of Active Builders on File: 240 companies

Top Five Builders for Total New Permits:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 186
D.R. Horton 179
Pulte Homes 145
Neal Communities of SW FL 93
Taylor Morrison 32

 

Orlando

Total # of Permits: 1,282

Average Value of Construction: $306,849

Top County for Total Permits: Orange County (527 permits)

Total # of Active Builders on File: 180 companies

Top Five Builders for Total New Permits:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 204
D.R. Horton 148
Meritage Homes 78
Ryan Homes 58
KB Homes 52

 

Jacksonville

Total # of Permits: 1,139

Average Value of Construction: $230,052

Top County for Total Permits: Duval County (367 permits)

Total # of Active Builders on File: 163 companies

Top Five Builders for Total New Permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 286
Dream Finders Home 96
KB Homes 76
Lennar Homes 72
Mattamy Homes 69

 

Southeast

Total # of Permits: 892

Average Value of Construction: $293,689

Top County for Total Permits: St. Lucie County (303 permits)

Total # of Active Builders on File: 190+ companies

Top Five Builders for Total New Permits:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 129
D.R. Horton 66
Pulte Homes 33
GL Homes 32
Synergy Homes 30

 

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.

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