Metro Detroit home permits up in June, 3rd straight month over 300

Posted on August 10, 2012

For the third month in a row, the number of new home permits issued in metro Detroit topped 300, according to a Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan report.

In June, 308 single-family home permits were issued in Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne counties, the trade association reports.

The three-month stretch is the first time single-family home permits have consistently numbered above 300 since September-November 2006.

The trade association projects that single-family permits issued between July and December will be up 45 percent over the same period last year.

For the trailing 12 months, 2,290 single-family home permits were issued, the report found, and trade association CEO Michael Stoskopf said in the report that the first six months of 2012, with 1,932 permits issued, indicate that the year could finish with more than 3,000 permits for the first time since 2006.

By Nancy Kaffer, Crain’s Detroit