Dane County Housing Starts:
Our housing start update provides an objective view of the latest home-building trends in Dane County, Wisconsin. Our report tracks the number of new construction building permits issued for duplexes and single family homes. The statistics below provide a forward-looking view of the housing market in the greater Madison area. When building permits rise, we expect mortgage applications and home sales to increase in the months ahead. When building permits fall, we expect to see fewer applications and fewer sales.
All data in our Dane County housing start report is provided courtesy of Dominic Collar from MTD Marketing Services of Wisconsin. For more information, please contact Dominic directly at 920-450-6131.
Our report for the month of April, 2021 follows.
Dane County Housing Start Trends - April, 2021
A total of 127 Dane County building permits were initiated during the month of April, which was up from last year's COVID market but still well below historical highs.
Year-to-date, there have been 476 Dane County housing starts through the month of April, which is the highest year-to-date total since 2006, but still well below historical highs.
On an annual basis, a total of 1,279 Dane County building permits were issued in 2020, which was relatively flat when compared to the previous 7 years.
Dane County Building Permits: January, 2000 - April, 2021
This table shows the monthly, year-to-date and annual housing start totals for every time period dating back to January, 2000. As the table below shows, Dane County housing starts have been trending higher in the spring of 2021.
This table shows the monthly, year-to-date and annual change in Dane County housing starts for every time period dating back to January, 2000.
This table shows the monthly, year-to-date and annual percent change in housing starts for every time period dating back to January, 2000. Building permits are up 15% through the first 4 months of the year.
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