The number of new homes being built in Northeast Florida continues to climb by more than 10 percent a year. The 8,870 building permits for new single-family homes was almost 1,000 more than were issued in 2016, according to the Northeast Florida Builders Association. And that year saw about 1,200 more than 2015.
Last year saw the most permits issued since 2006. Activity peaked in 2005 with 17,753 and bottomed out in 2011 with 3,151.
Of the four counties, only Nassau saw a drop from 930 permits in 2016 to 854 last year. Clay County increased from 960 in 2016 to 1,002 last year, while Duval rose from 2,709 to 3,073 and St. Johns went from 3,307 to 3,941.
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