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The BIA of Central Ohio closely follows news reports, industry trends and community information on behalf of our industry. We are also a trusted source for the media, and are frequently contacted to share our expertise for news stories.

01/18/2018

Remodeling Market Indicators Hit High in Fourth Quarter

The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 the reading has reached 60.

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01/17/2018

Builder Confidence Remains Strong as New Year Starts

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes dropped two points to a level of 72 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) after reaching an 18-year high in December 2017.

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01/12/2018

2018 NAHB International Builders' Show Draws a Larger, Enthusiastic Crowd

An optimistic home building industry filled the exhibit halls of Orlando's Orange County Convention Center as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) hosted one of the largest turnouts in recent years at the NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) Jan. 9-11.

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01/12/2018

NAHB Professional Women in Building Council Honors Woman of the Year

The Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has recognized Karen Schroeder, executive vice president and partner of Mayberry Homes in East Lansing, Mich., as NAHB PWB Woman of the Year for her dedication to promoting the efforts of women in building-related fields who contribute to and advocate for the industry.

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01/12/2018

Florida Builder Elected to Leadership of NAHB

John "Chuck" Fowke, a Tampa, Fla.-based custom home builder with 40 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2018 third vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association's International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

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01/12/2018

Louisiana Builder Elected Chairman of NAHB

Randy Noel, a Louisiana-based custom home builder with more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2018 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association's International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

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01/10/2018

NAHB Names The Nationals Gold Award Winners Annual Honors Recognize Excellence in New Home Sales, Marketing and Design

The year's most outstanding work in residential real estate sales, marketing and design was honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the National Sales and Marketing Awards gala, one of the building industry's most prestigious events.

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01/10/2018

NAHB Names Three Global Innovation Award Winners

The ecobee4 Smart Thermostat, Loxone Smart Home and the QUADZilla Door Roller are the three winners of the 2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Global Innovation Award. Representatives from all three products were honored today at the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

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01/10/2018

Ryan Miller of Raleigh, N.C., Named 2018 NAHB Best in Green 'One to Watch' Young Professional of the Year

D. Ryan Miller, founder and executive director of the North Carolina Building Performance Association, was honored today as the Best in Green Young Professional of the Year: One to Watch by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as part of the association's Best in Green Awards during the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

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01/10/2018

NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Green and Sustainable Building

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today announced the winners of its Best in Green Awards at a ceremony during the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

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01/10/2018

NAHB Announces Builder of the Year and Community of the Year in Best of 55+ Housing Awards

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named Jim Chapman Communities in Atlanta the Builder of the Year and Overture Virginia Beach the Community of the Year as part of the 2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards.

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01/10/2018

Residential Remodeling Spending Trending Up

NAHB predicts that remodeling spending for owner-occupied single-family homes will increase 4.9 percent in 2018 over 2017 and an additional 0.6 percent in 2019.

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01/10/2018

NAHB Names Outstanding Educators, Professionals of the Year

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) last night honored eight individuals who have excelled in teaching NAHB education courses and who have displayed professionalism as NAHB educational designation holders as the 2017 Designees and Educators of the Year.

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01/10/2018

NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Residential Construction Safety

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has named 12 winners of the 12th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs.

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01/09/2018

Economic Panel Predicts Housing Will Continue to Gain Ground in 2018

- The newly enacted tax law will create a more favorable tax climate for the business community, which should spur job and economic growth and keep single-family housing production on a gradual upward trajectory in 2018, according to economists speaking at the NAHB International Builders' Show® in Orlando, Fla., today.

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01/09/2018

Community, Development Firm of the Year Named in the 2017 NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

The Rey in San Diego was named Multifamily Community of the Year and Dominium Development & Acquisitions, based in Plymouth, Minn., was named Multifamily Development Firm of the Year for 2017 by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as part of the association's Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards.

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01/09/2018

NAHB Showcases Two New Exhibition Homes at International Builders' Show 2018

The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Leading Suppliers Council, in collaboration with Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines, today unveiled the latest official show homes of the International Builders' Show (IBS): The New American Home® 2018 and The New American Remodel[tm] 2018.

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01/05/2018

NAHB International Builders' Show Returns to Orlando Next Week

More than 70,000 housing industry professionals are expected to descend upon Orlando, Fla., next week for the 2018 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders' Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world.

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01/05/2018

What Do Home Shoppers Want on Builder Websites?

Online tools that engage home buyers and provide high-quality information increase the duration of website visits and the percentage of visitors that register to learn more.

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01/04/2018

NAHB Commends Proposed Rule on Small Business Health Plans

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended the Department of Labor (DOL) for issuing a proposed rule that is intended to expand access to health coverage by allowing more employers to form Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans.

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01/02/2018

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on DOI's Reversal of Controversial Interpretation of MBTA

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement regarding the Department of the Interior's reversal of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).

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01/02/2018

NAHB Applauds Signing of Tax Bill into Law

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement after President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law.

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01/02/2018

New Home Sales Hit Post-Recession High in November

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in November rose 17.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 733,000 units from a downwardly revised October reading, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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12/15/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on NLRB Overturning Browning-Ferris Decision

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) reversal of an Obama-era decision that had vastly redefined joint employer status.

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12/14/2017

NAHB and NKBA Kick Off Year Two of the This Old House Generation Next Campaign at Design & Construction Week 2018

All Campaign Dollars Raised at Design & Construction Week to Benefit the Skilled Labor Fund.

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12/07/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on ITC Lumber Ruling

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement on today's ruling by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that lumber shipments from Canada pose a threat of injury to domestic lumber producers.

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12/02/2017

Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill

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Senate Republicans early this morning narrowly approved the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), legislation that would revamp the nation’s tax code.

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11/29/2017

NAHB Honors Building Systems Industry Leaders

The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Building Systems Councils (BSC) and the Log and Timber Homes Council bestowed 28 awards to systems-built industry manufacturers and home builders during its annual Building Systems Housing Summit held in Hershey, Pa.

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11/23/2017

Multifamily Developer Confidence Weakens in Third Quarter

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), dropped 10 points to 46 in the third quarter of 2017. This is the lowest reading since the second quarter of 2011.

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11/17/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Senate Tax Reform Plan

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued a statement on tax reform legislation that was approved by the Senate Finance Committee

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