Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Construction Slips in May But Heads for Record Year.(Final)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Home construction dipped in May in the Albuquerque metro area but remains on pace for a record year.

Building permits were issued for 619 single-family houses last month, down 6 percent from 659 in April, according to the Albuquerque office of DataTraq.

Nationally, permits for single-family houses edged up by less than 1 percent in May from the previous month, reported the National Association of Home Builders.

The slowdown of permit activity in May was attributed to a backlog of permits issued to builders in April. …

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