Trends show growth in Greenville housing market

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)- According to The Greenville-Pitt Association of Realtors, people are settling into more new homes this year compared to last. Greenville homeowner, Pat Hoynacki, describes the growth as progress. He says his neighborhood has seen the growth as well. He told WNCT when he moved to Mill Creek two years ago, there were only five houses on his street, now there’s a block full.

Builder Brent Roberson credits the demand in houses to Vidant expanding. Roberson says as more people move into the area, more houses are needed and people have to build those houses.

“In may of the first of the year I think the hospital did some hiring also again in November, builder Brent Roberson said. “We always have a big showing during that time and this past May I think we sold three or four at one time.”

To keep up with the demand Roberson is building more houses, and has around 100 people helping him do it. East Carolina professor James Kleckley says this trend is what the county’s been waiting for.

“We’re starting to see more sales in construction starting to pick up in a way that we’ve been hoping would happen for a long period of time,” Kleckley said.

Kleckey says an increase in the housing market is good for the economy.

“That’s jobs too, its not just people buying the houses, but hopefully the builders will get more active that’s construction jobs,” Kleckley said.

Bertha Pyne with The Greenville-Pitt Association of Realtors told WNCT, 175 more homes were sold compared to this time last year.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s