Dane County building permits up in April

According to Menasha-based MTD Marketing Services, the number of residential building permits in Dane County increased in April by 9.2% over April 2013. A year ago, 108 permits were issued in April. This year, the number ticked up to 118 permits for single-family homes and duplexes, which was the highest total for April in eight years.

The average home value increased year over year from $263,341 in April 2013 to $287,393 in April of this year. Year-to-date through April, the number of Dane County home permits issued for single-family homes and duplexes is up 4.2%.