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04/23/2018

Spring Clean-Up: Donate Building Materials to the Builders Boneyard

The Professional Women in Building (PWB) are accepting items such as building products, appliances, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lighting, flooring as well as furnishings décor items just to name a few.

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04/23/2018

Help Build the 5th BIA Habitat Home Next Saturday

Join us next Saturday, May 5, as we work on the BIA Habitat home. You can participate individually or with a group from your office. All skill levels are welcome. Work days are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Volunteers need to be age 16 or older.

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04/22/2018

2018 CareWorksComp Risk Management and Cost Control Seminars & April Newsletter

With many BWC discount program deadlines approaching at the end of May, this is an opportune time to define the different programs; their requirements and program compatibility. If you need any guidance, your CareWorksComp representative can review the savings and viability of these programs.

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04/18/2018

MASCO's KraftMaid Supports Skilled Labor Fund

The National Housing Endowment (NHE), the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), announced today that MASCO's KraftMaid has donated to the group's Skilled Labor Fund. The Skilled Labor Fund is an industry-wide effort to raise funds to address the shortage of skilled labor entering the residential construction market.

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04/17/2018

Technology could help attract younger generation to construction industry

Some emerging technology construction companies could incorporate on job sites include drones, artificial intelligence, augmented reality/virtual reality, smartphone apps, tablets and wearables.

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04/17/2018

Housing Starts Rise 1.9 Percent on Multifamily Surge

Gains in multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 1.9 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.32 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

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04/17/2018

International Builders’ Show Rising Lumber Prices Hit Home

"The simple fact is that U.S. simply does not produce what it consumes, and its economy relies on the rational importation of certain goods. In the case of home building, taxing such goods via a tariff simply drives up the cost of production," said Jack C. "John" Dawley, CEO of Northland Residential Corp.

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04/16/2018

2018-19 BIA Scholarship Application is Due this Friday!

Open to all high school seniors or students currently enrolled in college or post-high school training with a focus on a career in the residential construction industry.

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04/15/2018

Homebuilding Isn’t Keeping Up With Growth, Development Group Says

Arizona, Utah among states that haven’t built enough housing.

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04/15/2018

More Americans now saying it’s a good time to buy a home

Americans are beginning to feel more confident in the housing market as an increased share says now is a good time to buy a home, according to the latest Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index.

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04/11/2018

Buyer traffic rising as real-estate agents report concern over mortgage rates, inventory

Just when you thought the housing market couldn’t get any hotter, the prospect of rising mortgage rates had buyers even more frenzied in March, according to a report out Friday.

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04/11/2018

Boomers, Gen Xers less interested in buying a home

As affordability continues to be a growing concern, more segments of the population, especially Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, are showing less interest in buying a home, according to Freddie Mac Multifamily’s Profile of Today’s Renter report.

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04/10/2018

Lumber trade war slaughtering US construction industry

Tariffs on Canadian lumber weighing on US home builders-National Association of Home Builders' Jerry Howard on the impact of tariffs on home builders and housing prices.

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04/10/2018

The share of American young adults living with their parents is the highest in 75 years

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 33% of 25-29 year olds lived with their parents or grandparents in 2016. This is almost three times as many as in 1970.

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04/09/2018

Rising Home Prices Push Borrowers Deeper Into Debt

Tight supply, higher mortgage rates make homeownership out of reach for many, pressuring lenders to ease credit standards.

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04/06/2018

Hot housing market: home buyers are spending more than expected

Home buyers are busting budgets — and in some cases selling things they love — to snag their dream houses.

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04/05/2018

Take a peek inside the $1M-$2M properties at this year's Parade of Homes (photos)

"The diversity in architectural styles, combined with the outstanding quality-of-life offerings ... will create an unmatched experience for our Parade guests," BIA Executive Director Jonathan Melchi said in a release.

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04/05/2018

In Pricey Cities, New Residents Make Much More Than Those Leaving

Families of more modest means are leaving expensive American urban areas and being replaced by more affluent newcomers, and the income gap between those arriving and leaving hot spots is widening.

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04/03/2018

NAHB Study Shows Steady Gains in Construction Employment, But Levels Remain Below Peak

A new construction employment analysis from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows that 9.8 million people worked in construction in 2016, and more than 3.8 million of them worked in residential construction.

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04/02/2018

Columbus moves into Top 10 hottest housing markets in the U.S.

The city jumped seven spots to land at No. 9 in Realtor.com's hottest markets in the nation in March, the second month in a row that Central Ohio has outpaced most of the nation.

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04/02/2018

Why the dining room is due for a revival

For many overscheduled families, “dining” has been reduced in recent years to grabbing a plate of food at a kitchen island or on an ottoman in front of a screen.

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04/02/2018

A seller’s market: Low supply, high demand lead to higher sale prices nationwide

Lack of inventory, coupled with strong demand from buyers, is one reason why home values across the country are reaching new peaks.

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04/02/2018

New Dirt Exchange Listings on BIA Website

Free, fast listings for BIA members.

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03/30/2018

3-D printed buildings are finally happening, in concrete jail cells, foam homeless shelters and earthquake-proof bungalows

Many inventions, in hindsight, feel more like discoveries. Think of the bicycle, or the steam engine, or glass—all simple and useful enough to be widely copied once they were known. Another such invention, 3-D printing, is now scaling up. 

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03/27/2018

Real estate report: Home price hikes can’t last, report says

Another sign emerged last week that the housing market might be overheating.

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03/25/2018

February New Home Sales Flat After Upward Revisions to Prior Months

Sales of newly built, single-family homes remained virtually unchanged, inching down 0.6 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 618,000 units after upward revisions to the January, December and November reports, 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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03/23/2018

Columbus Ranks 5th Best in List of Best Cities for Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups in 2018

The capital city of Ohio makes a strong argument, with a large, educated young adult population and solid numbers for start-up growth, plus a recent $277 million Smart City grant to shore up the city’s infrastructure.

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03/22/2018

Budget Accord Misses the Mark on Affordable Housing

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued a statement on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit component of the $1.3 trillion spending bill agreed to by congressional leaders:

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03/21/2018

U.S. Starter Homes Are Scarcer, Pricier, Smaller and More Run-Down

Homebuyers in the U.S. have plenty to grouse about these days. Prices have climbed steeply in many metro areas, mortgage rates are rising and inventory is thin. But for people looking to purchase their first home, it’s ugly out there.

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03/20/2018

New NAHB Resource Shows Professionals How to Build a Successful Social Media Marketing Plan

Social media has become increasingly important to businesses as a marketing and sales tool, however with the plethora of social media sites now available businesses may have a hard time keeping up or even knowing where to start.

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03/20/2018

1.3 million homes were finished in February the most since 2008

We shouldn’t expect similar numbers in finished homes this March because starts fell 7% in February.

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03/20/2018

The Next Housing Crisis: A Historic Shortage of New Homes

Fewer new houses are being built in America than at almost any time before; ‘It’s a good time to be here in Grand Rapids, if you can get a house’

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03/20/2018

In a time of high demand and limited inventory, spec houses are making a return

Home buyers across the country are scrambling for properties, and real estate professionals are begging for more houses to be built to answer the high demand.

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03/19/2018

Real estate economist: Home prices are increasing twice as fast as income growth

This insatiable appetite for housing is happening even before the peak of the millennial generation reaches first-time homebuyer age MBA's Mike Fratantoni says.

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03/19/2018

Registration Open for the Marketing And Merchandising Excellence Awards

The Marketing And Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards honor the top achievers in the new home industry. Sales and marketing award winners cross all BIA membership ranks and include Realtors, interior designers, architects, landscapers, suppliers, remodelers, builders and more.

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03/18/2018

John Reiner, ASLA, of Dublin, Ohio has been elected 2018 President of the State of Ohio Landscape Architects Board

He has been a licensed Landscape Architect since 1994. The board is tasked with the overseeing and licensure of all landscape architects in the state of Ohio.

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03/18/2018

2018 MAME Award Entry How To Video

See how easy it is to enter your sales or marketing entry this year!

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03/17/2018

Be a part of BIA CondoQuest

Get your product in front of central Ohio’s prospective home buyers. Become a sponsor of the CondoQuest or enter your properties today!

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03/16/2018

CondoQuest Taking Place 4/21-22 & 4/28-29

Come experience the region's largest OPEN HOUSE. Tour a spectacular array of dozens of brand new condos, patio homes and townhomes FREE.

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03/15/2018

Multifamily Drop Pushes Total Housing Starts Down as Single-family Makes Gains

A decline in multifamily starts pushed overall housing production down 7.0 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

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03/15/2018

Regulatory Horror Story Highlights Need to Reform Permitting Process

Illustrating how the federal regulatory system has run amok and the need for Congress to pass legislation to fix a broken permitting process, a development firm today shared its three-decade nightmare with a House panel regarding its futile attempts to obtain a Clean Water Act permit.

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03/14/2018

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Passage of Senate Banking Bill

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement on Senate passage of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.

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03/14/2018

Builder Confidence Remains on Solid Footing in March

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a level of 70 in March from a downwardly revised February reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) but remains in strong territory.

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03/14/2018

2018 BIA Parade of Homes location, dates unveiled

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio (BIA) announced today that Jerome Village, a master-planned community developed by Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI), will be the site of the 2018 BIA Parade of Homes at the Eversole Run neighborhood.

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03/11/2018

Central Ohio homebuilders far shy of meeting high demand

With demand for central Ohio homes at record highs, and the number of homes on the market at record lows, the stars should be perfectly aligned for central Ohio homebuilders. With quotes from: Rockford Homes, Fischer Homes, M/I Homes, and BIA Executive Director, Jon Melchi

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03/11/2018

Software Industry Turns Focus to the Trades

New programs for tablets and phones are allowing plumbers, contractors and other field-service workers do their jobs more efficiently.

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03/11/2018

Robots are Getting into the Bricklaying Business

Here at this race, humans are holding off the future with trowel and muscle. But that may not last. Bricklayers are becoming increasingly hard to find nationwide. Despite rising wages, there’s a shortage of workers.

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03/09/2018

Mortgage Rates at a Four-Year High Threaten to Roil Housing

Besides discouraging borrowers, rising rates could make current homeowners less likely to move, creating a bottleneck throughout the system.

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03/09/2018

Exclusive: Home Depot to donate $50M to train construction workers, address severe shortage

Home Depot follows Lowe's in a move that is both philanthropic and practical for purveyors of construction supplies. USA TODAY

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03/08/2018

Lowe's offers $2,500 to employees who learn a trade

In one of the hardest times to hire skilled workers in decades, Lowe's is running a pilot program offering $2,500 to its own employees if they will learn a master trade, such as electrician or plumber.

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03/07/2018

Building materials could rise in cost as much as 25%

Building materials such as steel and aluminum could rise in cost as much as 25% and Canadian lumber prices are still on the rise.

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03/06/2018

Capital Lighting Launches Smart Solutions Division

Capital Lighting has launched a new Smart Solutions Division to provide a turnkey approach to smart technology. Frank Van Beusecum, an industry veteran, has been hired to lead the division.

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03/06/2018

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Senate Banking Bill

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued a following statement on the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), banking reform legislation now pending in the Senate.

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03/02/2018

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued a following statement regarding President Trump's announcement to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

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03/02/2018

Trump ready to slap tariffs on steel, aluminum

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, an announcement that sent stocks tumbling and reverberated through Ohio’s manufacturing industries.

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03/02/2018

Why Your Next Real-Estate Deal Might Involve a Robot

New crop of companies is betting that robots will upend how properties are sold and rented.

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03/01/2018

Building Insider Mar/Apr Issue Online

The March/April issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring The Briton Group, Daso Custom Cabinetry, and Created Hardwood Ltd. is now online.

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02/27/2018

Home Builders Seek Better Cooperation with OSHA to Improve Worker Safety

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to expand its small business compliance assistance to help home builders and other small business owners to improve the safety of their operations.

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02/27/2018

35% of homebuyers bid on a home before seeing it with their own eyes in 2017

Thirty-five percent of people who bought a home last year said they made an offer without first seeing the home in person, up from 33 percent in May 2017 and 19 percent in June 2016. This is based on a Redfin-commissioned survey conducted in November and December 2017, which included responses from 1,503 people who purchased a home in the previous 12 months.

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02/26/2018

A second wave of 14 linemen from AEP Ohio are to replace crews restoring power in Puerto Rico

AEP Ohio sent 14 line workers to Puerto Rico in late January to assist with power restoration efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September. The team joined four AEP Ohio storm restoration experts who have been on the ground helping since early January.

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02/26/2018

We Have a Job for You!

The BIA has a page dedicated to all our member's job opportunities. Take a look at last week's postings.

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02/25/2018

Columbus Building and Zoning Services Are Moving To New Offices!

The newly completed Michael B. Coleman Government Center includes a street-level concourse to better serve our customers. The “one-stop shop” consolidates four City departments: Building & Zoning Services, Public Service, Development and a portion of Public Utilities.

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02/23/2018

Apartment and Condominium Market Ends Fourth Quarter on a Positive Note

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), posted a gain of seven points to 53 in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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02/22/2018

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on IRS Announcement Clarifying Tax Deduction for HELOCs

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement regarding today's IRS announcement clarifying tax deductions taken on home equity loans or home equity lines of credit.

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02/22/2018

BREAKING NEWS: HELOCS Deductible for Capital Improvements, IRS Says

In a victory for NAHB Remodelers, the IRS today issued a letter clarifying changes to home equity loans and lines of credit to confirm that households may take a tax deduction when these loans are used for home improvements.

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02/21/2018

Schottenstein Real Estate president on the state of development in Columbus

With a projected steady uptick in the population of Columbus and its suburbs, developers have taken to major building projects to satisfy the expected demand.

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02/21/2018

PPG ranks on Fortune ‘Most Admired’ list for 10 consecutive years

We work hard every day to “protect and beautify the world” by developing and delivering paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for 135 years.

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02/21/2018

Full List: Where To Invest In Housing In 2018

20 markets where population, jobs and home prices are growing. A meteoric rise in home values is not guaranteed for every city on this list, but these are the markets where you are most likely to get a decent return on your investment without outsized risk.

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02/20/2018

On The Up & Up

Homebuilding is kicking 2018 off with a bang.

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02/20/2018

Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio Requesting Bids from Subcontractors

Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio, 3140 Westerville Rd, Columbus, OH 43224, is a Developer and General Contractor accepting bids to determine subcontractors for single family residential projects in 2018. All bids are due no later than 2:00 PM March 1, 2018. 

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02/19/2018

America's Floor Source Opens first ever Outlet & Clearance Centers

We are proud to announce that our first ever Outlet & Clearance Centers are now open! Come shop with us today and find amazing deals on new flooring!

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02/19/2018

Didn’t make it to Net Night?

We'd love your feedback! Answer six quick questions to help us build a better event.

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02/15/2018

Builder Confidence Stays at Strong Level in February

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a healthy 72 level in February on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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02/15/2018

Rising Mortgage Rates

Redfin surveyed prospective home buyers to see if mortgage rates over 5% would deter them from looking for a home. Long story short, it wouldn’t.

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02/15/2018

NAHB Commends Trump Infrastructure Plan

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended President Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan to rebuild and revitalize the nation's aging transportation network.

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02/14/2018

Housing Production Makes Healthy Gains to Start New Year

Multifamily starts rose 23.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 449,000 units. Meanwhile, single-family production posted a healthy 3.7 percent gain to 877,000 units.

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02/14/2018

BIA Quality Standards

Minimum performance criteria for acceptable workmanship of BIA Builder and Remodeler Members. These quality standards are printed in the BIA Home Owners Manual which is available for purchase by all BIA builder members to give to their new homeowners.

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02/12/2018

Net Night Wrap Up!

Thank you to all who participated this year! Missed it? Check out the virtual trade show.

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02/11/2018

BIA Women Attend United Way's Womens Leadership Network

The BIA Foundation was a VIP sponsor for the event Wednesday,February 7 at the Nationwide Conference Center. Women BIA members and staff attended the event which featured Lee Anne Tuohy most known from the movie, The Blindside.

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02/09/2018

Home price gains picked up steam at year-end, CoreLogic says

Nationally, prices rose 6.6% for the 12 months ending in December, real-estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday. That marked the fourth month in a row in which annual increases were higher than in the prior month.

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02/09/2018

Statement from NAHB Chair Randy Noel on Nationwide Injunction for WOTUS Rule

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement regarding the Feb. 7 motion by NAHB and its coalition partners including farmers, miners and foresters.

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02/01/2018

55+ Housing Market Ends Fourth Quarter on Record High

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up 12 points from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.

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02/01/2018

Oh Home, You’re So Smart

As conferences come and go and new 2018 products are released we’re getting our first glimpse at the smart home trends of 2018.

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01/31/2018

2-Year Delay of WOTUS Rule a Much-Needed Step, NAHB Says

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) applauds today's announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency mandating a two-year delay of the Obama-era "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) Rule.

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01/31/2018

Homes flew off the market every 30 minutes in Franklin County in 2017

Here's the latest proof that last year was nuts: The Franklin County Auditor's office says an average of 48 single-family homes sold every day last year. That's one every 30 minutes.

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01/31/2018

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on President Trump's State of the Union Address

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement regarding President Trump's State of the Union address.

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01/30/2018

Dean Schwanke Named NAHB Vice President for Multifamily Housing

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today announced the appointment of Dean Schwanke to the position of Vice President, Multifamily Housing.

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01/29/2018

Two Days Left to Pre-Register for Net Night!

Join your fellow BIA members to explore over 90 exhibits. There will be food and beverages. Bring pocket money for the 50/50 raffle! And don’t forget your business cards.

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01/27/2018

What Millennial Home Buyers Want

It’s all about location, location, location – with a dash or two of compromise – as millennials, the nation’s largest demographic group at 90 million strong, is poised to dominate the home buying market.

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01/23/2018

Christy Beck to Serve as 2018 NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council Chair

Seasoned new home sales professional Christy N. Beck, MIRM, CSP, Broker, of Raleigh, N.C. was installed as the 2018 chair of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) during the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month.

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01/22/2018

NAHB Launches New Campaign to Raise Safety Awareness Among Home Builders, Remodelers

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) launched Safety 365, a new member and public awareness campaign designed to ensure that building industry professionals have the information and resources to help keep construction workers safe and help minimize accidents, injuries and deaths.

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01/20/2018

BALA Awards Shine Spotlight on Top Design Trends

A remarkable 129 single-family, multifamily, interior design, remodeling and community projects were honored at the 2017 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) ceremony held during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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01/20/2018

How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Housing

The White House and Republican and Democratic congressional leaders failed to reach an agreement to extend government funding on Friday, resulting in a shutdown of certain federal government functions at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 that will affect housing and home builders.

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01/19/2018

Coldwell Banker King Thompson Names Two New Leaders

Central Ohio's second largest residential real estate agency has named two new leaders as its executive vice president retires after more than a decade.

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01/19/2018

Kaufman Development has Named its First President

Kaufman is the 11th busiest Central Ohio developer with $86 million in real estate projects in 2016, according to the 2017-2018 CBF Book of Lists. It's also one of the largest local property managers, overseeing 964 residential units in the city, most of them apartments. The company has 35 employees.

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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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01/15/2018

Net Night Registration is Open: Deadline for Exhibitor Booths and Sponsorships is January 25.

Calling all Associate and Builder members, this is a night you won't want to miss out on.Networking Night is the largest residential building trade show in the area. Deadline for exhibitor booths and sponsorships are January 25.

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01/15/2018

Building Insider Jan/Feb Issue Online

The January/February issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring 3 Pillar Homes, Queen Stucco and Stone and Bone Dry Waterproofing is now online.

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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

BDX Announces New Solutions at 2018 International Builders’ Show in Orlando

New BDX technologies will help builders connect with home buyers

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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

Title First Agency Adds Experienced Title Insurance Attorney and Manager to its Executive Staff

Title First Agency, Inc., has hired Dean Talaganis to serve as special counsel to the president of Title First Agency.

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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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12/11/2017

Got News?

We want to highlight your company's achievements in the BIA's Building Insider Magazine, in the eNews e-mailed to members on Mondays, and on the Member News page of the website.

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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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11/27/2017

Member Marketplace in Building Insider

Do you offer a discount to your fellow BIA members? The BIA wants to help you increase your business by providing your products and services to other members.

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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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11/18/2017

November 15 is the enrollment deadline for your group rating program

We are quickly approaching the enrollment deadline for the 2018 traditional group rating program.

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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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11/16/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on House 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 the House passage of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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11/16/2017

Builder Confidence Climbs to 8-Month High in November

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This was the highest report since March, and the second highest on record since July 2005.

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11/15/2017

International Housing Community Gathers to Discuss Importance of the Housing Continuum

At its 2017 Interim Meeting last week in Tokyo, the International Housing Association (IHA) officially released the IHA Housing Continuum, an important tool to support dialogue between countries around the world to collaborate to improve housing for all.

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11/10/2017

Building Insider Nov/Dec Issue Online

The November/December issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring Trinity Homes, Carr Supply and Hamilton Parker is now online.

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11/09/2017

Los Angeles Takes Top Spot as Nation's Least Affordable Housing Market

San Francisco, which has been the nation's least affordable housing market for nearly five years, was supplanted by Los Angeles in the third quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

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11/07/2017

House Passes Joint Employer Bill, Providing Certainty for Small Businesses

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended the House for passing the bipartisan Save Local Business Act, legislation that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to restore a common sense joint employer standard for home building firms and other small businesses.

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11/02/2017

Republican Tax Reform Plan Slams Middle Class

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 the tax plan unveiled by House Republicans.

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11/02/2017

55+ Housing Builders and Developers Stay Confident in Third Quarter

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market continued to be positive in the third quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) which was released today.

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11/02/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Imposition of Canadian Lumber Tariffs

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued a statement regarding the U.S. Commerce Department's final decision to impose countervailing and anti-dumping duties averaging 20.83 percent on Canadian lumber imports.

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11/02/2017

Housing Market Grows Modestly Even as Housing Production Lags

Markets in 197 of the 337 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the third quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI) released today. This represents a year-over-year net gain of 40 markets.

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10/24/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on GOP Tax Plan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 - 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 the tax plan that will be put forth by Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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10/20/2017

National Sales and Marketing Council 2017 Membership Drive

October is the National Sales & Marketing Council Membership Drive & we are participating! If you are looking for a high energy networking group including Builders & Associate members, please consider joining SMC in October.

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10/19/2017

Remodeling Market Indicators Maintain Strength in Third Quarter

The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 57 in the third quarter of 2017, up two points from the previous quarter.

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10/18/2017

NAHB Announces Best of 55+ Housing Awards Finalists

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the finalists for its 2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards, the premier design and marketing competition for the 55+ housing industry.

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10/18/2017

Hurricanes Push Down Housing Production in September

Nationwide housing starts fell 4.7 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Nationwide single-family production fell 4.6 percent to 829,000 units due to a 15.3 percent decline in the hurricane-ravaged South. All other regions posted gains in the single-family sector, and nationwide single-family permits increased 2.4 percent.

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10/17/2017

Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in October

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 68 in October on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This was the highest reading since May.

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10/15/2017

Building Insider October Issue Online

The October issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring the 2017 BIA Parade of Homes at Cheshire Woods in Berkshire Township and the Preview Party is now online.

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10/14/2017

NAHB Announces Finalists for Apartment and Condo Awards

Adaptive reuse, plentiful amenities and sustainable and green building practices were some of the trademarks found in this year's finalists for the 2017 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards, which honor superior achievement in apartment and condominium development, design, marketing and management and are sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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10/11/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on EPA Chief's Repeal of the Clean Power 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 regarding Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's proposal to begin the process to roll back the Clean Power Plan rule.

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10/06/2017

Now is the time to sign-up for OHBA Fall Board of Trustees Meeting.

Calling all members - The Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees & Election of 2018 Officers November 14, 2017 Hilton Easton – Columbus

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10/05/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on OMB Flood Insurance Proposal

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement regarding a proposal to reform the National Flood Insurance Program put forth by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

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10/04/2017

Home Builders Revise Policy as Tax Reform Debate Heats Up

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today voted to revise its policy regarding the nation's tax code in light of recent discussions on tax reform between congressional leadership and the Trump administration.

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