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This chart, based on data from the Weldon Cooper Center at UVa, shows the number of residential single-family and multi-family building permits by year. A high level of building activity generally indicates a strong housing market that may be accompanied by increased housing prices.
How has the number of residential building permits changed over time?
Residential Building Permits by Year
*Data may be incomplete for some years.
Missing points = Data not available.
Source: Weldon Cooper Center, UVa
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