Building permits are an indicator of how many new homes will be built in the near future and where they will be located. About 2,300 new homes were permitted in 2018 - nearly twice as many as in 2017.
The percentage of new homes in cities and urban areas has been increasing. Multi-family dwellings made up 65% of the homes permitted in 2018 while only 32% of new units were single-family homes. The remaining 3% were manufactured or mobile homes.