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 October, 2019 follows.
Dane County Housing Start Trends - October, 2019
A total of 107 Dane County building permits were initiated during the month of October, a slight increase from the 103 building permits issued in October of 2018.
Year-to-date, there have been 1,024 Dane County housing starts through the month of October, which is the lowest year-to-date total since 2015.
On an annual basis, a total of 1,291 Dane County building permits were issued in 2018, essentially even with the year before. Housing starts ended the year about 50% below the levels from the peak building years (2001 - 2005).
Dane County Building Permits: January, 2000 - October, 2019
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 decreased 6 of the first 10 months in 2019.
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 down 5% through the first 10 months of the year.
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