Construction spending has been soaring in Houston, but it cooled off a tad in July.
Residential construction spending in the Houston region totaled $758 million in July 2014, a 14 percent decline from last year, according to the latest stats from McGraw Hill Construction.
Even with that decline, though, construction is still trending positive for Houston in 2014 (and is still among the highest in the nation). Through July, construction is up 9 percent from 2013.
Curious how Houston compares with its fellow metro areas? Check out our graph below to find out: