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Single-family Home Permits Decrease

March 23, 1989|Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

The number of permits issued for new single-family homes dropped 45% between December, 1988, and January, 1989. The January total, 479, was the lowest monthly figure since the 455 issued last September and the lowest January number since the 412 issued in 1986. It was also 29% below the number issued last January. The deepest declines occurred in the unincorporated areas and in the cities of Irvine and Anaheim. Orange and Huntington Beach registered the largest increases. Here's a city-by-city look contrasting January, 1988, and January, 1989:

January *January City 1988 1989 Change Unincorporated areas 524 190 -334 Irvine 53 0 -53 Anaheim 51 12 -39 Yorba Linda 3 0 -3 Garden Grove 1 0 -1 Santa Ana 2 1 -1 Villa Park 3 2 -1 Brea 0 0 N/C Buena Park 0 0 N/C Cypress 0 0 N/C Fountain Valley 0 0 N/C Fullerton 0 0 N/C Laguna Beach 6 6 N/C La Palma 0 0 N/C Los Alamitos 0 0 N/C Placentia 0 0 N/C Seal Beach 1 1 N/C Stanton 0 0 N/C Tustin 0 0 N/C Westminster 0 0 N/C Mission Viejo ** 130 ** Costa Mesa 1 2 +1 La Habra 0 1 +1 Newport Beach 5 8 +3 San Clemente 9 14 +5 San Juan Capistrano 3 11 +8 Huntington Beach 6 28 +22 Orange 5 73 +68 COUNTY TOTAL 673 479 -194

* Most recent information available.

** Information not available.

N/C No change

Source: Construction Industry Research Board

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