Florida Top Home Builders – October 2022

A review of the top ranked home builders for new construction in Florida during the month of October

Earlier this week, we reviewed HBW’s latest construction data reports and reported that there were approximately 6,870 new residential construction permits with a total value in excess of $2.2 billion in the Sunshine State during the month of October. Today, we will be using the same construction reports to filter through the hundreds of contractors with new permits on record and identify those with the greatest amount of new construction activity during the one-month period.

From a statewide perspective, there were three home builders that had a stronghold on the market – D.R. Horton, Lennar Homes, and Pulte Homes carried a combined total of approximately 2,050 new permits in October, reflecting nearly 30 percent of all new residential construction permits on record for the state. The total permits for each of the mega builders are as follows:

1 – D.R. Horton (986 permits)

2 – Lennar Homes (651 permits)

3 – Pulte Homes (412 permits)

When breaking the reports down further, and by region, the leading home builders vary based on geographical location. Here is a closer look at the top five home builders in each of the five major regions of Florida (Southwest, Tampa, Southeast, Orlando, Jacksonville) during the month of October 2022:

Southwest

BuilderTotal Permits Average Value
1-Lennar Homes168 $      219,537.00
2-D.R. Horton142 $      230,982.00
2-Pulte Homes101 $      206,013.00
4-Neal Communities of SW FL76 $      245,675.00
5-Mattamy Homes61 $      377,776.00

Tampa

BuilderTotal Permits Average Value
1-Lennar Homes252 $      323,920.00
2-D.R. Horton226 $      256,444.00
3-Pulte Homes94 $      244,223.00
4-Mattamy Homes53 $      290,625.00
5-Highland Homes53 $      257,697.00

Southeast

BuilderTotal Permits Average Value
1-GL Building Corporation135 $      327,016.00
2-Lennar Homes81 $      246,433.00
3-D.R. Horton52 $      328,217.00
4-Pulte Homes42 $      328,504.00
5-Synergy Homes38 $      147,094.00

Orlando

BuilderTotal PermitsAverage Value
1-D.R. Horton253$ 297,590.00
2-Pulte Homes69$ 278,836.00
3-Dream Finders Homes66$ 286,730.00
4-Viera Builders54$ 557,698.00
5-Synergy Homes FL51$ 309,703.00

Jacksonville

BuilderTotal Permits Average Value
1-D.R. Horton313 $      200,152.00
2-Dream Finders Construction127 $      230,815.00
3-Lennar Homes110 $      244,843.00
4-Pulte Homes106 $      260,763.00
5-KB Homes95 $      159,648.00

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.

Florida New Home Construction Review – October 2022

A summary of permit data on record with HBW for new home construction in Florida during the month of October

Based on HBW’s latest construction data reports, there were approximately 6,870 new residential construction permits with a total value in excess of $2.2 billion in the Sunshine State last month.  Out of the five main Florida regions reviewed (Tampa, Southwest, Southeast, Orlando, Jacksonville), the greatest amount of new home construction took place in the southwestern region (1,618 permits), while the highest average value of new home construction could be found in the Southeast (average value: $421,012).

Here is a closer look at the total permits, construction values and leading counties with the greatest amount of new residential construction activity during the month of October 2022:

Southwest

As noted above, the southwestern region of Florida ranked #1 for new home construction, having approximately 1,620 new permits with a total construction value in excess of $523 million last month.  The average value of new home construction was $323,269, and more than half of all new permits on record for the one-month period originated from Lee County (462 permits) and Manatee County (462 permits).

Tampa

In Tampa, there were approximately 1,600 new residential construction permits with a total value of nearly $492 million on record with HBW last month.  The average value of new home construction was $307,412 and well more than half of all new permits originated from the counties of Pasco (486 permits) and Hillsborough (442 permits).

Jacksonville

In Jacksonville, there were nearly 1,500 new residential construction permits with a total value of $405.6 million last month.  The average value of new home construction was lowest in the Jacksonville area (average value: $271,153) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and the majority of all new residential construction activity took place in the counties of St. Johns (566 permits) and Duval (443 permits).

Orlando

Last month, there were more than 1,280 new residential construction permits with a total value of nearly $455 million in the Orlando area.  The average value of new home construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum in Orlando (average value: $354,647) in comparison to other regions reviewed, and nearly half of all new permits originated from the counties of Brevard (403 permits) and Volusia (233 permits).

Southeast

In the southeastern region of Florida, there were approximately 875 new permits with a total construction value of nearly $368 million added to the HBW database during the month of October.  The average value of new home construction was highest in the southeast (average value: $421,012) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and the bulk of all new residential construction permits originated from the two counties of St. Lucie (325 permits) and Palm Beach (274 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 Top Home Builders – October 2022

An overview of leading home builders in Texas during the month of October

Earlier this month, we reviewed (and posted on the blog) the latest permit data for new residential construction in the Lone Star State, and we noted that there were approximately 7,280 new residential construction permits with a total value of nearly $2.1 billion added to the HBW database for Texas during the month of October.

Today, we will be utilizing the same HBW construction data reports to identify the leading home builders in each of the four major metro regions of Texas (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio).

Statewide, there are two major home builders that have and continue to drive new residential construction. In fact, more than 25 percent of all new residential construction permits on record were held by them last month, and they rank as follows:

1-D.R. Horton – 1,117 permits

2-Lennar Homes – 851 permits

When taking a closer look and reviewing reports for each region, the leading contractors vary widely depending on the location. For this reason, here is a listing of the top five home builders in each Texas metro area based on the total number of new residential construction permits on record with HBW last month:

Dallas

In Dallas, there were 325 contractors with new residential construction activity on record with HBW last month, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

BuilderTotal Permits Average Value
1-D.R. Horton505 $      165,831.00
2-Lennar Homes334 $      209,854.00
3-Mattamy Texas104 $      240,396.00
4-Meritage Homes86 $      253,630.00
5-Starlight Homes Texas75 $      189,869.00

Houston

Last month, there were 375 home builders with new permits on record in the Houston area, and the following ranked as the top five total new permits:

BuilderTotal Permits Average Value
1-D.R. Horton404 $      256,134.00
2-Lennar Homes308 $      167,343.00
3-Pulte Homes131 $      315,102.00
4-K Hovnanian Homes118 $      145,721.00
5-Perry Homes92 $      407,253.00

Austin

Last month, there were more than 145 home builders with new construction activity on record in the Austin area, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits for the one-month period:

BuilderTotal Permits Average Value
1-D.R. Horton208 $      241,720.00
2-Lennar Homes156 $      190,621.00
3-KB Homes128 $      263,533.00
4-Pacesetter Homes88 $      147,817.00
5-Brookfield Residential Texas Homes49 $      285,514.00

San Antonio

In San Antonio, there were approximately 100 contractors with new residential construction activity on record last month, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

BuilderTotal Permits Average Value
1-Perry Homes59 $      426,089.00
2-Lennar Homes53 $      162,389.00
3-KB Homes28 $      224,453.00
4-Highland Homes28 $      222,523.00
5-Bellaire-Hagen Ltd.15 $      333,516.00

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.

5 Tips to Boost Holiday Marketing

A few quick tips for improving your holiday marketing efforts

By this time of year, you are probably solidifying your marketing strategy for 2023, but don’t let that stop you from making some last-minute improvements to close this year with a strong holiday marketing campaign.  Yes, it’s November, and we are already in “Black Friday” deals several days (and weeks) before that shop-till-you drop day has arrived. That being stated, holiday marketing isn’t only about Black Friday.

Let’s face it, for a contractor or home construction service provider, Black Friday doesn’t provide the plethora of marketing opportunities that a product or storefront may experience. While you can certainly offer some specials such as free consultations or complimentary packages with services, the one-day event does not offer everything a contractor can use to gain visibility during this very busy time of year.

For this reason, here are a few fast and easy tips for boosting your holiday marketing in 2022:

  1. Make an Impact – General messages and predictable holiday greetings have a high probability of fading into the holiday chatter that will be in everyone’s news feed and inbox. To avoid being part of the mass communications, create content that is of value to your audience; such content could be anything from tips and tutorials that can make the holidays and gift-searching easier to unique home upgrades that can make homes welcoming to guests and the season.
  2. Be Authentic – With the many automation tools available, it is easy to just let technology handle your campaigns for you, but you may want to hold on that for now.  To be unique, it is important that you add a personal touch that reflects your brand. Although automation saves time, it is vital that you are deliberate with your posts, customizing them to your audience and each distinct social network. Think about the events, services, and qualities that are unique to your business. Share what you and your staff will be doing for the holidays, photos from your holiday party, and annual company updates that include improvements and goals for the coming year.
  3. Make it “Shareable”– From email marketing to social media ads, podcasts and posts, your campaigns must be easy to share; this can be done by adding social share icons to the top of your e-newsletters, encouraging shares and retweets, asking followers to tag friends, and keeping the main message at the front of the post so that it can be quickly and easily viewed.
  4. Give Back – The holidays are a great time to show support for your community and shine a light on the efforts you make as a business to be socially responsible, and there is no better time than the gift-giving season to give back to those in need. From company volunteer outings to charitable contributions to local nonprofit organizations, giving back to the community is an important action you can take to be part of the holiday spirit in a meaningful way.
  5. Spread Holiday Cheer – From your industry partners and suppliers to customers and community events, there are bound to be plenty of holiday conversations and posts being generated that relate to your business and service areas. Join the conversation by sharing/regramming/retweeting others’ posts, as well as responding to customer feedback and industry conversations; offer your expertise, insight, and solutions that will meet customers’ needs well beyond the holiday season.

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.

Texas Residential Construction Report – October 2022

A summary of permit data for new home construction in Texas during the month of October

During the month of October 2022, there were approximately 7,280 new residential construction permits with a total value of nearly $2.1 billion added to the HBW database for the Lone Star State.

Out of the four major metro areas reviewed (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio), Dallas carried the greatest amount of new residential construction activity (2,933 permits), while Austin held the highest average value of new residential construction projects (average value: $305,959).

Here is a closer look at the latest construction data derived from Texas residential construction permits on record with HBW during the month of October 2022:

Dallas

Dallas ranked #1 for new home construction, having more than 2,930 new permits with a total construction value of nearly $855 million on record last month.  The average value of new construction in the area landed on the higher end of the spectrum at $291,491, and the majority of all permits originated from the two counties of Tarrant (847 permits) and Collin (915 permits).

Houston

Last month, there were just about 2,780 new residential construction permits with a total value in excess of $760.4 million on record for Houston.  The average value of construction in the Houston area (average value: $273,732) landed on the lower end of the spectrum in comparison to the other metro areas reviewed, and bulk of all new construction took place in Harris County (1,620 permits).

Austin

In Austin, there were nearly 1,175 new residential construction permits with a total value of approximately $359 million last month.  The average value of construction was highest in the Austin area (average value: $305,959) in comparison to other Texas areas reviewed, and the majority of all new permits originated from the two counties of Travis (583 permits) and Williamson (435 permits).

San Antonio

Last month, there were approximately 395 new residential construction permits with a total value in excess of $107.2 million in the San Antonio area.  The average value of new construction was lowest in San Antonio (average value: $272,232) in comparison to other areas reviewed, and the majority of all new home construction took place in Bexar County where there were close to 300 new permits on record for 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.

HBW Report: Texas Swimming Pool Construction – October 2022

A summary of permit data for new swimming pool construction in Texas during the month of October

Based on HBW’s latest construction data reports, there were more than 1,165 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value of nearly $64 million in the Lone Star State last month; this reflects approximately a 48 percent month-over-month increase in new swimming pool construction permits.  Out of the four metro areas reviewed (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio), Dallas (557 permits) carried the greatest volume of swimming pool starts, while the highest average value of new pool construction took place in Houston (average value: $69,873).

Here is a closer look at new swimming pool construction activity across Texas and by region for the month of October 2022:

Dallas

As noted above, Dallas carried the greatest amount of new pool construction on record last month, having 557 permits with a total construction value in excess of $28 million. The average value of new pool construction was $50,326, and well more than half of all new permits originated from the two counties of Collin (202 permits) and Denton (114 permits).

Out of approximately 215 contractors with new swimming pool construction activity on record in the area last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

BuilderTotal Permits
1-Riverbend Pools49
2-Prestige Pool19
3-Gold Medal Pools15

Houston

In Houston, there were 330 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value in excess of $23 million on record last month. As previously noted, the average value of new construction was highest in the Houston area (average value: $69,873), and the bulk of all construction activity took place in Harris County where there were 229 new permits recorded for the one-month period.

Out of more than 150 pool builders with new construction activity in the area last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

BuilderTotal Permits
1-Platinum Pools26
2-Cypress Custom Pools15
3-McKinney Custom Pools14

Austin

Last month, there were approximately 185 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value of nearly $8.7 million in the Austin area. The average value of construction landed on the lower end of the spectrum (average value: $47,212), and the majority of all new permits originated from Travis County (128 permits).

Out of approximately 90 pool contractors with new permits added to the HBW database in the Austin area last month, the following ranked as the top three for total permits:

BuilderTotal Permits
1-Cody Pools20
2-Denali Pools10
3-Anthony & Sylvan Pools10

San Antonio

In San Antonio, there were nearly 100 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value in excess of $3.9 million added to the HBW database last month. The average value of new construction was lowest in the San Antonio area (average value: $40,839) in comparison to other Texas regions reviewed, and the bulk of all new construction activity took place in Bexar County (78 permits).

Out of more than 40 contractors with new swimming pool construction activity on record in the area last month, the following ranked as the top three for total permits:

BuilderTotal Permits
1-Keith Zars Pools13
2-Blue Haven Pools9
3-Cody Pools8

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 Quarterly Overview

An overview of permit data for new residential construction in Florida through Q3-2022

Year after year, HBW has consistently reported marked annual increases in new home construction across the Sunshine State. Since 2018, Florida has reflected year-over-year increases in residential construction permits ranging from a low of 2 percent (2019) to a high of 32 percent (2021), but so far this year the market appears to be slowing, at least in some areas.

Overall, Florida has experienced a 1 percent decline in new home construction through the third quarter of this year, resulting in approximately 99,370 new permits on record with HBW. And while the change in new permitting activity is minor, it is certainly a sign of some slowing in comparison to previous years. More specifically, regions including the northern and southeastern portions of the state have exhibited year-over-year declines in new home construction ranging from -2 percent (Northeast) to -13 percent (Southeast). On the flip side, the western and central portions of the state appear to have more stability with year-over-year growth ranging from +2 percent (Southwest) to +4 percent (Central).

Here is a closer look at the total permits and leading counties for new residential construction by Florida region through Q3-2022:

Southwest

Since the start of this year (thru Q3), there have been approximately 23,500 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database for Southwest Florida; this reflects a 2 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction. Out of the 5 counties that make up the region, more than half of all new construction activity took place in Lee County (7,536 permits) and Manatee County (5,061 permits).

West

Much like the southwestern region of Florida, the West carried more than 23,000 new residential construction permits through the third quarter of this year; this figure reflects a 3 percent year-over-year increase in new permits. Out of the seven counties that were included in the area report, more than half of all new permits originated from the two counties of Polk (6,664 permits) and Hillsborough (5,337 permits).

Northeast

Through the third quarter of this year, the Northeast ranked #3 for new home construction as there have been 18,740 new permits added to the HBW for the region. Out of the eight counties that make up the area, the majority of all new permits originated from the three counties of St. Johns (4,563 permits), Marion (4,533 permits), and Duval (4,410 permits).

Central

In Central Florida, there have been 15,355 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database through Q3-2022, reflecting a 4 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction. Out of the six counties included in the area report, the bulk of new permits originated from the three counties of Orange (3,605 permits), Lake (3,245 permits), and Brevard (3,185 permits).

Northwest

In the northwestern region of Florida, there have been approximately 10,080 new residential construction permits on record through the third quarter of this year. Out of eighteen counties (16 Florida, 2 Alabama) included in the regional report, more than half of all new home construction took place in the three counties of Baldwin, AL (2,070 permits), Bay (1,932 permits), and Escambia (1,407 permits).

Southeast

Through the Q3-2022, the southeastern region of Florida carried the lowest level of new home construction, having 8,678 new permits on record and demonstrating a 13 percent year-over-year decline in residential construction activity. Out of the seven counties that make up the area, the majority of new permits originated from the two counties of St. Lucie (3,693 permits) and Palm Beach (1,714 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.

Florida Swimming Pool Construction Quarterly Report: Q3-2022

A review of permit data for new swimming pool construction in Florida from January through September

Since 2011, new swimming pool construction has been steadily climbing in the Sunshine State, but so far this year, the market has appeared to have slowed. From January through September of this year, there has been a 6 percent decrease in new pool construction across Florida, resulting in nearly 30,500 new permits on record with HBW.

In the latest Swimming Pool Construction Activity Trend Report, all six Florida regions reviewed (Southwest, Southeast, Northwest, Northeast, Central, West) exhibited year-over-year declines in new pool construction ranging from a low of <1 percent (West) to a high of 12 percent (Southwest).

Here is a closer look at the latest permit data for new swimming pool construction across Florida through the third quarter of this year:

Southwest

Total Permits: 9,501

Percent (%) Change YTD: -12 percent

Leading Counties for New Pool Construction (based on total permits): Lee County (2,986 permits); Sarasota County (1,852 permits)

Southeast

Total Permits: 5,933

Percent (%) Change YTD: -5 percent

Leading Counties for New Pool Construction (based on total permits): Palm Beach County (2,070 permits); Miami-Dade County (1,494 permits)

West

Total Permits: 5,296

Percent (%) Decrease YTD: <1 percent

Leading Counties for New Pool Construction (based on total permits): Hillsborough County (1,647 permits); Polk County (1,010 permits)

Central

Total Permits: 4,193

Percent (%) Change YTD: -7 percent

Leading Counties for New Pool Construction (based on total permits): Orange County (1,444 permits); Brevard County (844 permits)

Northeast

Total Permits: 3,027

Percent (%) Change YTD: -1 percent

Leading Counties for New Pool Construction (based on total permits): St. Johns County (1,154 permits); Duval County (593 permits)

Northwest

Total Permits: 2,541

Percent (%) Change YTD: -1 percent

Leading Counties for New Pool Construction (based on total permits): Walton County (498 permits); Santa Rosa County (388 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 Residential Construction Quarterly Report Q3-2022

A review of permit data for new residential construction in Texas through the third quarter of 2022

So far this year (thru Q3-2022), Texas has reflected a decline in new home construction as there has been a 5 percent year-over-year decrease in housing starts.  Based on HBW’s Building Activity Trend Report for the four major metropolitan areas of Texas (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin), there has been a combined total of more than 70,600 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database through the third quarter of this year.  All major metro areas reviewed (with the exception of San Antonio) exhibited year-over-year declines in new home construction ranging from -3 percent (Dallas) to -8 percent (Houston).

Here is a closer look at new home construction activity through Q3-2022 in each of the four major metro areas of the Lone Star State:

Houston

Out of the four Texas regions reviewed, Houston held the highest volume of new home construction, having approximately 29,660 new permits on record with HBW through the third quarter of this year; while new home construction in the Houston area has been on the rise for more than five years, so far this year the region has reflected an 8 percent year-over-year decrease in new permits. Out of the five counties that make up the Houston area, nearly 75 percent of all new construction took place in the counties of Harris (12,206 permits) and Montgomery (9,292 permits).

Dallas

With 24,020 new residential construction permits through the third quarter of this year, the Dallas area has exhibited the 3 percent year-over-year decrease in new home construction.  More than half of all new permits originated from the two counties of Tarrant (7,005 permits) and Collin (6,404 permits), with both counties demonstrating year-over-year decreases in new home construction of 2 percent and 28 percent respectively.

Out of all Texas regions reviewed, the Dallas areas carries the greatest concentration of higher value (>$500k) housing starts, having just over 2,685 new residential construction permits with values in excess of $500k through Q3.

Austin

Like most Texas areas reviewed, the Austin area appears to be behind last year in terms of new residential construction through the third quarter.  From January through September of this year, there have been 9,860 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database for the Austin area, reflecting a 6 percent year-over-year decrease in new home construction.  Out of the four counties that make up the area, more than half of all new residential construction took place in Travis County where there have been approximately 5,053 housing starts so far this year (thru Q3-2022).

San Antonio

Out of the four Texas metro areas reviewed, San Antonio is the only area to reflect an uptick in residential construction. Through the third quarter of this year, there have been more than 7,060 new permits added to the HBW database for San Antonio, reflecting a 4 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction.  Out of the three counties reviewed, the bulk of all new permits originated from Bexar County (~4,125 permits), where there has been a 22.5 percent year-over-year increase in new home 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.

Florida New Home Construction Report – September 2022

A summary of permit data for new residential construction in Florida during the month of September

Earlier this week, we reported on the top home builders across Florida and noted that during the month of September there were more than 6,315 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database for the Sunshine State. Today, we will utilize the same construction data reports to review new home construction activity and permit data collected from the five major regions of Florida (Southwest, Tampa, Orlando, Southeast, Jacksonville) during the month of September.

Out of the five Florida regions reviewed, the greatest concentration of new residential construction took place in the southwestern region where there were 1,680 new permits on record with HBW for the one-month period, while the highest average value of new home construction could be found in the Southeast (average value: $371,359).

Here is a summary of the latest permit data on record for new home construction in each major region of Florida last month:

Southwest

As noted above, the greatest concentration of new home construction could be found in the southwestern region of Florida last month where there were 1,680 new permits with a total construction value of nearly $562.5 million.  The average value of new home construction was $334,805, and more than half of all new permits originated from the two counties of Lee (598 permits) and Charlotte (342 permits).  

Tampa

Not far behind the southwest, the Tampa area ranked #2 for new home construction, having 1,437 new permits with a total construction value of approximately $440 million on record last month. The average value of new residential construction projects was $306,075, and the majority of new permits originated from the counties of Hillsborough (430 permits) and Pasco (387 permits).

Orlando

In Orlando, there were 1,223 new residential construction permits with a total value in excess of $390 million added to the HBW database last month. The average value of new home construction was $319,030, and nearly half of all new construction activity took place in the two counties of Brevard (349 permits) and Orange (249 permits).

Jacksonville

Last month, there were 1,193 new residential construction permits with a total value of approximately $274 million on record for Jacksonville. The average value of new home construction was lowest in Jacksonville (average value: $229,392) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and nearly 75 percent of all new construction activity took place in the two counties of St. Johns (443 permits) and Duval (415 permits).

Southeast

For the southeastern region of Florida, there were approximately 785 new residential construction permits with a total value of $290.8 million added to the HBW database last month. The average value of new home construction was highest in the Southeast (average value: $371,359) in comparison to other regions reviewed, and the bulk of all new permits originated from the two counties of St. Lucie (302 permits) and Palm Beach (217 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.