New single-family building permits were up 14 percent in Wake County in January, according to data compiled by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County.

Permits were up 27 percent when comparing the previous 12 months to the 12-month period between February 2012 through January 2013.

Over that same period, permits were up 55 percent in Apex, 63 percent in Rolesville, 25 percent in Fuquay-Varina, 29 percent in Raleigh, 9 percent in Cary and 210 percent in Wendell and Zebulon. The only Wake municipalities to see a decline in permits were Garner (down 21 percent) and Morrisville (down 4 percent.)

Staff writer David Bracken

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