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Building Permits Start Year Down

February 3, 2014, 10:04 PM by Angela Kennecke

Building Permits Start Year Down
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Dusty Rallis is working on several new high-end custom built homes right now--all priced more than $600,000. 

“We could not possibly handle another house--that's how busy we are,” Rallis said

If there is slow down of construction due to our cold winter, Rallis isn't seeing it.  His guys are pushing through. 

Builders say while they've been working as much as possible during this cold, cold winter, they think the demand is even more pent up than last year and those who want to build homes need to start the process now.

"We had the housing demand in 2013, but there wasn't enough guys to actually physically pound nails to build the houses.  There's more guys getting back into the industry that we've lost and we're training more guys so we're able to keep up with the demand better." Rallis said.

“No one ever expects we're going to have a record year every year, so we don't expect 2014 to be a record year.  We're going to have a really good year again and it's going to be right in that ball park," Jeff Schmitt said.

Last year developers added a thousand new apartments to the city and permits have dropped for new multi-family housing considerably.

“How long is it going to take to fill 1,000 housing units? It's going to take a while, but then they're going to start building them again.  But it doesn't stop,” Schmitt said

3600 new people called Sioux Falls home in 2013 and as long as the city continues to add jobs, the sound of construction will fill the air.

"In Sioux Falls when construction is good, everybody's doing well,” Schmitt said.

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