Chatham new home construction down 40%

New Home Construction Down, But Building Activity Remains High  

by Tim Wood,  Cape Cod Chronicle

Construction of multi-family housing on Lake Street. CHATHAM --- Is the building bubble beginning to deflate?

For the first time since 2000, the number of new homes built here last year fell below the previous year’s total.  The drop was the largest in five years.

During 2005, the town issued 65 permits for new dwellings.  That was down from 107 the previous year, and was the lowest since 2001, when 64 new home permits were issued... To see the rest of the story CLICK HERE, or comment below. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on