North Dakota in Top Five for Home Development During Pandemic

(Bismarck, ND) -- Thanks to strong demand and record-low supply, the housing market felt impossible to break into during the pandemic. In fact, became so impossible that many buyers are deciding to build their own homes instead.

Where did the most home development happen during the Covid-19 pandemic? According to recent Census data, North Dakota saw the 4th-most development in the country.

Highlights include:

  • North Dakota saw a 31% increase in building permit requests between 2019 and 2020
  • More than 3,300 permits were issued in 2020, up from 2,500 in 2019
  • The state has seen an increase of close to 300% in permits since 2015 

For a link to the full study, click here.