Over the first quarter of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued nationwide reached 199,861. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 6.0% increase over the March 2017 level of 188,593. The results from the SOC are similar, single-family permits over the third month of 2018 was, 198,600 which is 5.3% ahead of its level over the same period of 2017, 188,600*.

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Source: NAHB Eye on Housing