B-N home construction and sales numbers soar

By WEEK Reporter

B-N home construction and sales numbers soar

April 11, 2013 Updated Apr 12, 2013 at 2:35 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- New numbers out of Bloomington-Normal show significant growth in both home construction and sales.

Almost three times the number of homes were built in March over February.

Home sales were up more than 60 percent in that same time span.

Large increases were also seen from this time last year.

Home construction is up 51 percent from March 2012, with sales up 25 percent.