Building Harford to what it is today [Editorial]

Building Harford to what it is today [Editorial]

It should come as no great shock that Harford County's building boom days are a thing of the past.

Even as the extended recession that began in 2008 and was largely blamed on an over-extended real estate marketplace has come to an end, new home construction has yet to rebound in Harford County.

While the housing market has picked up in places, in Harford County the rate of permits being issued for new houses in 2015 is lagging behind what it was in 2014, and 2014 was hardly a good year.

Monthly single-family home permit totals for January and February for the county were in the single digits.

From the perspective of a county where home-building was a key element...