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Residential Construction in Houston Stumbles in May

by Peter Thomas Ricci

Residential construction markets were a bit inconsistent in May, though the news was not all bad.

Residential construction in Houston declined a bit in May, flatlining percent year-over-year and maintaining a $806 million total, according to the latest numbers from McGraw Hill Construction.

Though a disappointing result, Houston’s numbers were consistent with other metro areas, which also saw declining residential spending. Also, non-residential spending in Houston increased quite substantially, rising more than five-fold to exceed $663 million, and on year-to-date measures, residential construction is still up 10 percent.

How did Houston compare with other metro areas, though? Check out our graphs below to find out:

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