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VOL. 127 | NO. 203 | Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Building Permits Remain Steady in September

By Andy Meek

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Shelby County homebuilders in September filed 78 permits averaging 3,374 square feet and $263,645, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

The total was only a slight improvement from the 76 permits builders filed in September 2011; that month’s permits averaged 2,922 square feet and $205,342.

September’s total also surpassed August, which saw builders file 59 permits averaging 3,350 square feet and $255,814.

Regency Homebuilders LLC filed the most permits of any other builder in September, with 19 averaging 2,910 square feet and $220,949. Charles Morgan of Vintage Homes LLC and Grant Homes filed the second highest, both with six permits.

The highest performing subdivision last month was Wolf River Ranch in Collierville’s 38017, with eight permits averaging 4,043 square feet and $374,286.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 182 13,079
MORTGAGES 135 267 17,025
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 36 3,336
BUILDING PERMITS 366 366 30,930
BANKRUPTCIES 69 135 12,478
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 43 4,532
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 182 328 19,221
MARRIAGE LICENSES 32 67 3,976

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