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County Home Construction Permits Rise From 2009

Construction permits pulled for single-family homes in San Diego County during July rose 3.3 percent from a year ago, but totaled less than half the number seen in June, according to data reported Aug. 24 by the California Building Industry Association.

Citing figures from the Construction Industry Research Board, the association said the county had 156 building permits issued for single-family homes in July, compared with 151 in July 2009 and 346 during June.

In the multifamily sector, including apartments and condos, the county saw building permits drop from 213 in June to 80 in July, a decline of 62 percent. The number was still up from 32 a year ago.

For the first seven months of 2010, San Diego County single-family permits are up 41.8 percent from a year ago, and multifamily permits are up 9 percent.

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Statewide, the single-family category is up 7.2 percent this year and multifamily is up 51.4 percent.

In a statement, the building industry group said California construction remains at historically low levels.

“Unfortunately, the amount of unsold inventory continues to weigh on job-generating home construction, and we still expect to see modest improvement this year while hovering around record-low production numbers,” said Liz Snow, the association’s president and chief executive officer.

— Lou Hirsh

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