Builders in Minneapolis/St. Paul are more busy than they have been since the housing crash. The Star Tribune reports:

Homebuilders in the Twin Cities metro are having their best summer in more than a decade — permits to build single-family houses outpaced last year for the second month in a row.

Ads by ZINC During June, home builders in the metro were issued 595 permits to build 1,061 housing units, according to data compiled by the Keystone Report for Housing First Minnesota. That included 558 single-family permits, 13 percent more than in June last year, and enough permits to build 503 attached units, a 30 percent increase over last year.

"Builders are still making up for the slowdown caused by the long winter," Tom Wiener, president of Housing First Minnesota, said in a statement. "Home buyers are feeling good about the economy and ready to buy."

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