All indications are that residential construction in southeast Michigan is continuing to increase. There were 5,497 residential building permits issued in 2012 according to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. That represents an increase of 764 permits (+16.1%) over 2011. This marks the 3rd consecutive year that Southeast Michigan has seen an increase in Residential Building Permits.
AnnArbor.com is reporting that Residential Building permits are up 35% in Washtenaw county and the Detroit News is reporting that the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan is expecting a 35% to 40% increase in single-family homes in Metro Detroit in 2013. There have been 272 permits issued in 2013 so far but we are still a ways away from the peak of the construction season so there is hope that this trend will continue.