New Home Permit Numbers Hold Steady

New housing starts in February remained steady compared to a year earlier.

Last month, 133 permits were issued for new single family homes in Johnston County compared to 134 permits issued in February 2017.  The average value of a new single family home permitted last month was $179,170.

Manufactured housing numbers increased slightly.  8 permits were issued for single and doublewides in Feb. 2017. Last month, 12 were issued.

Permits for 9 townhouses were issued last month compared to zero in Feb. 2017.

Permits with a total value of $34,236,580 in residential and commercial construction was issued in Feb. 2018, down slightly from $34,870,951 in Feb. 2017.

The Johnston County Inspections Department collected $214,289 in fees last month, up from $201,871.10 a year earlier.

Inspectors passed 3,808 inspections in February and failed 870.