The numbers would suggest the local housing market is thriving again.
Most months and quarters were up over the previous year. And residential building permits continue to trend up.
So why does it feel a little like we're still in a recession?
Government gridlock has fueled business uncertainty and spending, which have impacted job growth and other facets of the economy.
But a budget deal should help ease the tension, which could mean an even better 2014 for the housing market. At least that's what national media has been saying over the last week.
Let me know your thoughts.