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New homes continue to be built across Wisconsin

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - New houses continue to pop up across Wisconsin, as the market recovers from the Great Recession. 

According to MTD Marketing Services, 378 building permits were issued in September for new one and two family homes in the Milwaukee, Madison, Racine-Kenosha, Fox Valley, and Green Bay-Door County metro areas. 

That's a 42 percent increase from the previous September, when 266 permits were handed out. The numbers of building permits grew in each of the five metros from a year ago. 

For the first nine months of this year, just over 3,000 home building permits were issued in the state's five-largest metros. That's up from almost 2,400 from January through September of 2012.