Texas Top Home Builders – January 2019

An HBW Report on new residential construction permits in Texas during the month of January 2019

When it comes to new home construction, Texas has started the new year off with a healthy dose of new residential construction permits in the HBW database.  Last month, there were more than 5,200 housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $1.2 billion in the combined areas of Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.  Houston continued to kick out the greatest volume of permits in comparison to other areas reviewed with nearly 2,220 housing starts, and Dallas maintained its top position in construction value, having the highest average value (~$286k) of new residential construction permits for the month.

When looking at the top builders for total permits statewide, D.R. Horton continued to hold its ranking as the #1 home builder, as it held the most active permits in the areas of Houston, Dallas and Austin.  Here is a closer look at the top builders and residential construction activity in the leading metro areas of Texas during the month of January 2019:

Houston

Houston ranked #1 for total new residential construction permits; last month, there were nearly 2,220 new permits with a total value of nearly $454 million in the Houston area.  The average value of construction was on the lower end (average value: $204.5k), and more than half of all new construction took place in Harris County (1,134 permits).

Out of the nearly 300 active home builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 363
Lennar Homes 233
K Hovnanian Homes 120
Perry Homes 104
KB Homes 74

 

Dallas

Next in line, Dallas ranked second-highest for total housing starts; last month, there were just over 1,800 housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $516 million on file for Dallas and surrounding counties.  As previously mentioned, the average value of construction was higher in Dallas than other metro areas reviewed (average value: $285,922), and the highest concentration of new home construction could be found in Tarrant County (654 permits).

Out of the approximately 235 active builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 334
Lennar Homes 198
First Texas Homes 74
Highland Homes 67
Beazer Homes 47

 

Austin

Last month, there were approximately 815 housing starts with a total construction value of $195 million in Austin.  The average value of new construction was just over $239K, and the majority of permits originated from Travis County (517 permits).

Out of the more than 130 active builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 140
Pulte Homes 59
Urbana Homes 47
Gehan Homes 41
KB Homes 36

 

San Antonio

In San Antonio, there were 365 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $74.5 million.  The average value of construction was lowest in San Antonio (average value: ~$204k) in comparison to other areas reviewed, and the majority of new home construction took place in Bexar County (205 permits).

Out of the 80 active home builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on file with HBW:

Builder Total Permits
Continental Homes of Texas 59
Lennar Homes 49
Meritage Homes 25
Pulte Homes 23
KB Homes 20

 

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