Construction crews have begun work on a 214-unit housing complex on Ellsworth Air Force Base designed to address a long-standing housing need.
The need for affordable housing options in Sioux Falls is growing. There are more than 3,800 households on the waiting list right now. Two organizations are teaming up to fill the need.
People were in the home buying mood in May. Pending home sales in the Sioux Falls area were up 35 percent to 590 homes. More people listed their homes and prices continued to rise. The median sales price increased 3 percent to $162,000.
All six old homes are now gone on Second Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets and construction of townhomes called The Residence is underway.
Community development is an ongoing process for Sioux Falls, one that now includes a new resource for people searching for a home.
Sanford Health is building a new parking lot for its employees, demolishing 23 homes in the process. The project forced many central Sioux Falls families to move.
From lawns to landscaping, contractors are putting the finishing touches on homes in Sioux Falls, Harrisburg, Tea and Madison.
Home sales for April were down nearly 13 percent in the city of Sioux Falls, but prices continue to rise.
During the planning process the YMCA board and staff used templates to determine the space they needed to fulfill and grow.
"It certainly wasn’t 100,00 square feet we were spending all of our resources on heat and reparis. Certainly the 38,000 sq. ft. is even above what the template would have shown so we would have had extra space and now we are able to use that and again going back to that fulfilling a need that the community is requiring," CEO of Sioux Falls Family YMCA, Mike Gulick said.
The need the city has identified is affordable housing.
"One of the missions of the YMCA is to fill a need and so if affordable housing is a need that the community has identified and we can get some families out of some substandard housing and into some brand new affordable housing units.
Realtors are blaming our cold February and March for a decline in home sales in the Sioux Falls area.
They're not selling as well or as fast, but the prices on homes in Sioux Falls continued to rise in March.
Pending home sales in February were down nearly 30 percent in the Sioux Falls region, which includes four counties.
A Sioux Falls Real Estate company is growing so fast it's getting international attention.
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