Housing market recovery kick-starting home construction in Knox County
"Just stopped. The faucet turned off. Just completely shut down. We didn't go down a hill. We went off a cliff," said Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville President Scott Davis.
Just this year, thanks to the recent housing market recovery, construction crews are back to work.
"We would come at least once a week to check to on our house. Every time we'd come, we'd see six or seven frames going up. The neighborhood was growing very quickly," said Lisa Bettis, who purchased a new home recently.