New Home Construction in Walker County Posts Modest Gains in 2019

Rock Spring, GA – New home construction in unincorporated Walker County posted modest gains in 2019, with the size and value of homes being built continuing to grow.

Data recently released by the Walker County Planning Office shows a 3% increase in the number of new single family home construction permits issued last year. Housing starts grew to 128 permits in 2019, with a majority of the growth in the Rock Spring and LaFayette areas.

The average size of homes under construction in Walker County last year also increased to 2,300 square feet.

In addition, total valuation of the 128 permits issued in 2019 topped $22-million, which improves upon the investment made in new housing units in both 2017 and 2018. The cost of construction averages out to about $175,773.44 per home, a $9,386 gain over 2018.

It takes about six months for a new home to reach the market in Walker County.  Builders generally begin construction a month after obtaining a permit.  It then takes them four to five months to complete work on each new home.

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