Filings to build new homes in central Indiana hit their highest monthly level in nearly 10 years last month, according to the latest numbers from the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis.
Filings for new homes in central Indiana rose 3 percent in April—marking the 20th monthly increase in demand over the last 24 months.
Demand for new homes in central Indiana bounced back in March after an off month in February.
After more than a year of experiencing rising demand for new homes, Indianapolis-area builders had an off month in February.
But South Bend-based Holladay Properties is about to test the demand for new housing priced in the $200,000 range on the former campus of the west-side Central State Hospital.
The 2016 permit number marks the fifth straight year of rising sales, but still pales when compared with the single-year high for permits in this century.
The Boone County town has a population about a quarter the size of neighbor Zionsville, but new single-family housing permits filed for Whitestown have outpaced Zionsville’s since 2014.
Onyx + East is planning a mix of condo flats, townhouses and row houses at the three locations, two of which should see construction activity within a few months.
Downtown Indy has launched IN_fill, Designed to the Core, calling on Indiana architects to design a single-family home that can be built on an urban lot for $225,000.
Permit filings through November have already exceeded the number filed in all of 2015 and surpass the total of any single year since 2007.
Area home builders saw surging demand for new homes for the 11th month in a row in October, the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis reported Wednesday.
Home builders filed 462 single-family construction permits in the nine-county area last month month, a 15 percent increase over the 403 they filed in September 2015, the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis said.
Single-family construction permit filings have risen locally on a year-over-year basis in 12 of the last 13 months.
Demand for new homes continued to rise locally last month, according to figures reported Wednesday by the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis.
Area filings have risen on a year-over-year basis for the past seven months.
The money will be used to make repairs and improvements to public housing units, as well as providing housing counseling to struggling consumers.
Indianapolis-area residential builders filed 546 single-family construction permits in the nine-county area last month, their best April since 2007.
Indianapolis-area residential builders are off to their best start in almost a decade thanks to a big surge in new-home buying the past two months.