An overview of permit data for new home construction in Texas during the month of September 2021
Based on HBW’s latest construction data reports, there were more than 6,360 new residential construction permits with a total construction value of nearly $1.7 billion in Texas last month. Out of the four major metro regions reviewed (Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio), the highest concentration of new permitting activity could be found in Houston, where there were 2,831 new permits for the one-month period, while the highest average value of new home construction could be found in Dallas (average value: $326,192).
Here is a closer look and visual breakdown of the new permitting activity, average value of construction projects, as well as leading counties and contractors for new home construction in Texas last month:
As previously noted, just over 6,360 new residential construction permits were added to the HBW database for Texas last month. The total permits recorded for each metro area are as follows:
Average Value of Construction
Last month, the average value of new home construction in Texas ranged from a low of $196,979 (San Antonio) to a high of $326,192 (Dallas). Here is a closer look at the average value of new residential construction permits in each of the four Texas metro areas based on total new permits on record for September:
While each metro area has one or two counties where new residential construction is concentrated, when taking a statewide perspective, the top ten counties for new home construction in Texas (based on total permits) are as follows:
Top Ranked Home Builders
Every month, HBW reports provide valuable data on the contractors that are driving new residential construction figures, and month after month two major players continue to dominate the Lone Star State: D.R. Horton and Lennar Homes. Based on total new permits on record for the month of September, the following Texas home builders ranked as the top three for the one-month period:
#1 – D.R. Horton: 721 permits
#2 – Lennar Homes: 461 permits
#3 – Pulte Homes: 218 permits
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