Data Released Shows November 2020 Gains in Single-Family Permits

The National Association of Home Builders’ Eye on Housing reported that there was a 12.2% increase of single-family permits on a year-over-year basis from November 2019. The November 2020 number reached to 888,217 while the November 2019 level just hit 791,452.

The South had an increase of 14.4% single-family permits which was the highest in all four regions. The other three regions were as follows, Midwest had an 11.7% increase, the West had an 8.5% increase and the Northeast had the lowest at 8%.

Delving even more into the data, 45 states saw an increase in single-family permits while 5 states and the District of Columbia saw a decline. The highest record was Vermont with a 37.8% increase while the District of Columbia saw the lowest at a decline of 19.6%. The ten highest states issuing the highest number of single-family permits were Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Delaware, Nebraska, Arizona, Missouri, Utah, and Texas. These states totaled 61.3% of the country’s total single-family permits issued.

At the local level, below are the top 10 metro areas that issued the highest number of single-family permits.

Metropolitan Statistical Area Single-family Permits: Nov (Units #YTD, NSA)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 43,458
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 39,492
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 28,376
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 25,559
Austin-Round Rock, TX 19,375
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 16,399
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 14,629
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 14,169
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN 12,759
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,254

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