The pace of Colorado Springs-area homebuilding continues to trail that of last year, according to a Pikes Peak Regional Building Department report.

In April, the agency issued 347 building permits for the construction of single-family homes in El Paso County, down nearly 5 percent from the same month last year. Through the first four months of this year, single-family building permits totaled 1,052, a 21.2% drop from the same period in 2018.

Homebuilding officials, however, have said they're confident that single-family permits — which help measure the health of the home construction industry — will reach the coveted 3,000 mark by year's end.

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Meanwhile, local foreclosure activity continues to wane. Foreclosure notices sent to residential and commercial property owners totaled 79 in April, unchanged from the same month last year and 2.5% lower than in March, an El Paso County Public Trustee's Office report shows. Foreclosure notices now total 310 through the first four months of the year, down 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. 


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