Four metro cities — Altoona, Ankeny, Clive and Waukee — set new records in 2019 for the value of building permits issued.
Of those permits, many of them fall under the housing category with townhome permits taking the lead.
April Seydel, sales manager for Hubbell Homes, said townhomes are increasing in popularity as people look for a more affordable housing option with less maintenance. Townhomes are appealing to all types of buyers, including families, young couples and retirees, she said.
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