Housing starts in Wisconsin down 7% in first quarter

However, home construction up significantly in Milwaukee and Racine counties

The number of building permits pulled for new single-family home construction in Wisconsin was down 7% during the first quarter, compared to a year ago, to 2,713, according to the Wisconsin Builders Association. During the first quarter of 2022 there were 2,917 permits pulled in the state for new home construction. Continued high building costs,

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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