New Home Permits Down Slightly

New home construction in Johnston County fell slightly in July indicating a possible slowdown in new construction permits headed into the Fall and Winter months.  At the same time average prices for new homes built in Johnston County are increasing dramatically.

Last month, permits were issued for 114 new single family homes in the county, down from 124 issued in July 2016.  The average value of a new home permitted last month was $191,673 up from the average value of $181,600 in July 2016, a difference of $10,073, according to statistics from the Johnston County Inspections Department.

Manufactured housing numbers were down from 13 single and doublewide permits in July 2016 to 11 last month.

Permits were issued for 10 commercial buildings in July down one from 11 compared to the same month in 2016.

The Inspections Department collected $269,924.36 in fees last month up from $257,628.39 in July 2016.

Inspectors passed 3,719 inspections and failed 900 last month.