POSTED: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:33pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:44pm
Longview, TX — A sampling of Longview-area home builders indicates they are bullish on the future.
Builders Jason Horn, Rodney Riley and David Mitchell said 2012 has been a solid year for their businesses, and they are expecting improvement in 2013.
Mitchell said his crews are already lined up to work on several homes in the coming year.
“It’s still not like it was in the early 2000s, but for me this has been a lot better year, and it’s definitely picking up,” Mitchell said. “I’m seeing more interest in larger homes, and if people have good credit and can afford it, this is a good time to build.”
Overall in the city of Longview, home construction was down in the 12-month period ending Sept. 30.
There was $26.9 million worth of new single-family home construction permits issued in the 2011-12 fiscal year.
That was down about 6 percent from the $28.5 million worth of homes built in the city in the 2010-11 fiscal year, officials reported. There were 161 single-family permits issued in the just ended fiscal year, down from the 183 permits issued the previous year.
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