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New single-family permits during January-September 2012
El Paso 1,783
(Note: All permits discussed in this article are single-family permits.)
However, when permit totals are adjusted to the number of existing housing units in each county, the counties with the largest amounts of permit activity were Douglas, Weld and Chaffee counties.These three counties have reported the highest permitting rate for several months.
New single-family permits per household (x.001):
El Paso 7.9
During the first nine months of 2012, the metro counties with few new single-family permits relative to the size of the existing stock are Pueblo, Jefferson, Denver, and Boulder counties.
It is also helpful to see which counties have shown the largest increases and decreases in permit activity. In the list below, we see that comparing January-September 2011 to January-September 2012, several metro counties reported year-over-year increases of 50 percent or more. No metro counties reported decreases.
Largest increases among metro counties:
Douglas 74 percent
Jefferson 74 percent
Weld 63 percent
Denver 46 percent
Smallest increases among metro counties:
Boulder 41 percent
Adams 29 percent
Mesa 21 percent
Larimer 48 percent
Broomfield 0 percent
El Paso 49 percent
Pueblo 0 percent
Arapahoe 50 percent