Housing market on the rebound; builders increase pace



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Kevin Hammack looks over a blueprint at a home construction site in the Hickory Stick Crossing subdivision in Bargersville. PHOTO BY JOSH MARSHALL


A sign points the way to the neighborhood. PHOTO BY JOSH MARSHALL


More homes were sold and construction began again in subdivisions as more people were willing to buy and build homes in 2012.

Local real estate agents and planning officials said residents were less worried about spending money to buy and build new homes as they re-entered the job market or locked in low interest rates on mortgages.

Last year, homebuilders received permits to build more than 470 single-family houses across the county, mostly in new sections of existing subdivisions, and more than 1,860 homes were sold, some after being listed for only weeks instead of months.

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