Marana is the top home-building municipality in Southern Arizona, according to statistics compiled by Bright Future Real Estate Research.

The town issued 404 single-family residence permits issued from January to June, accounting for 33.5 percent of all permits issued in the region. The town issued 74 permits in July, putting the town on pace to far surpass the 526 permits it issued in 2012.

The town issued a high of 1,763 single family residence permits in 2005 and a low of 191 permits in 2009.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at or 573-4130.