Texas Home Building Report – August 2018

A review of new residential construction permit data in Texas for the month of August 2018

Texas Residential Construction Permits by Area – August 2018

While Texas didn’t break any new residential construction records last month, there were thousands of new permits added to the HBW database.  During the month of August, there were 6,684 housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $1.6 billion on file.  Here is a closer look at residential construction and the leading home builders by area for Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio:

Houston

Houston ranked #1 out of the four areas reviewed for having the most housing starts last month.  Across the metro area there were approximately 2,775 housing starts with a construction value totaling nearly $582M, with well more than half taking place in Harris County (1,541 permits).  Out of the 325 active builders in the area last month, the following ranked in the top five for total new permits:

#1 – D.R. Horton

#2 – Lennar Homes

#3 – KB Homes

#4 – Perry Homes

#5 – K. Hovnanian Homes

Dallas

In Dallas, there were more than 2,370 housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $678M during the month of August.  The counties with the highest concentration of new residential construction included Collin (684 permits) and Tarrant (618 permits).  Out of the 240+ active builders in the Dallas area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on file:

#1 – D.R. Horton

#2 – Lennar Homes

#3 – Bloomfield Homes

#4 – Pulte Homes

#5 – Highland Homes

Austin

Last month, there were more than 980 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $226M in the Austin area.  The bulk of new residential construction activity could be found in Travis County (674 permits), and out of the approximately 115 active builders in the area last month, the following ranked in the top five for total new permits:

#1 – D.R. Horton

#2 – KB Homes

#3 – RSI Communities

#4 – Pulte Homes

#5 – CalAtlantic Homes

San Antonio

In San Antonio, there were 555+ housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $121M on file for the month, and more than half of all new permitting activity originated from Bexar County (308 permits).  Out of the 80+ active builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on file with HBW:

#1 – Lennar Homes

#2 – KB Homes

#3 – Continental Homes of Texas

#4 – Bella Vista C.M.I.

#5 – Armadillo Construction

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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