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Ups and downs of housing construction in LongviewUps and downs of housing construction in Longviewhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=51402014-01-29T07:38:00Z2014-01-28T00:00:00Z

LONGVIEW - New home construction was flat between 2012 and 2013. The City of Longview issued permits for construction of 158 homes with a construction value of almost $25.5 in 2013. In 2012, the city permitted 156 homes with a value of almost $26.4 million.

Permits for additions and remodels dropped almost 26 percent, from 492 permits in 2012 to 366 permits in 2013, with a construction value of almost $4.7 million in 2012 and about $3.8 million in 2013.

Much of the construction is taking place in Harrison County, where many people who are building homes want to be in the Hallsville school district.

Building outside the city is attractive to people because they typically can get larger lots, said Susie Scadden, Scadden Real Estate Alternatives. Scadden is starting construction on a new subdivision off FM 968 that will feature 18 lots ranging in size from a half-acre up to two acres.

Longview Housing Construction Starts and Values, 2012 VS. 2013
Type 2013
Starts
2013
Value
2012
Starts
2012
Value
Single family        
   New construction 158 $25,483,698 156 $26,398,038
   Addition/remodel 366 $3,836,248 492 $4,663,147
Total single family 524 $29,319,946 648 $31,061,185


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