New Housing Starts Up 23 Percent For First Half of 2016

Pine Level LotNew housing starts in Johnston County are up substantially for the first half of 2016 compared to the first six months of 2015.

During the first six months of this year, the Johnston County Inspections Department issued permits for 688 new single family homes. That’s an increase of 23 percent from the same period in 2015.  The average value of the new homes was $184,974 compared to an average value of $179,585 during the same six month period in 2015.

The County issued 26 townhome permits for the first half of 2015. That increased to 27 for the first half of 2016.

Little change was shown in manufactured housing.  36 doublewide and 52 singlewide permits were issued from January to June 2015 compared to 38 doublewide and 51 singlewides through June 30th of year.

Commercial permits increased from 35 to 45 for the same period.

The Inspections Department collected $1,239,012.79 in fees for the period compared to $1,052,624.26 last year.