When it came to new home building in 2018, the numbers in Noble County were a little better and a little worse.It’s a little better in that the number of new housing starts increased to 143, up from 113 in 2017. But it’s a little worse in terms of affordability, as the average cost of what was being built increased to about $223,000, up from around $200,000 the year before.Noble County’s cities and towns continue to identify housing as an issue for their communities, but very few of the county’s 2018 building occurred within the municipal boundaries.The brunt of the new housing was put up in the unincorporated county, with 85 starts in 2018 compared to 46 in 2017. As for the municipalities, Ligonier increased from 12 to 14, but every other community had the same or fewer new homes constructed than the year before.If every new house was filled with a four-person family, the county population would increase 572 people — just a little over 1%.As for … [Read more...] about New home construction grows, but still sluggish in Noble County
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