BUILDER | October 15, 2019
Student debt could buy every U.S. house on the market 1.9 times over, says realtor.com.
When the two apartment buildings are completed, Grandview Yard will have almost 1,500 residences and more than 5,000 office workers.
The Washington Post |By Robert McCartney Oct. 15, 2019 at 10:54 a.m. EDT
In a report released Tuesday, the administration of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) proposes to significantly increase the amount of affordable housing in wealthy parts of the city.
POSTED 7:31 PM, OCTOBER 7, 2019, BY ELIJAH BAKER, UPDATED AT 07:55PM, OCTOBER 8, 2019
The National Association of Homebuilders estimates the skills trade industry is short 400,000 workers nationwide. A school in the works could help build a much-needed workforce.
PUBLISHED TUE, OCT 8 20199:58 AM EDTUPDATED TUE, OCT 8 20191:18 PM EDT Diana Olick
In September, 11% of offers written by Redfin, a national real estate brokerage, faced a bidding war.
NBC Oct. 8, 2019, 3:46 PM EDT By Martha C. White
Housing triggered the last recession. This time it's doing well, but not well enough to stop the next downturn.
wbur|October 08, 2019 Miranda Suarez
The Orient Heights project is part of a years-long trend in Boston, and across the country, in which public housing authorities partner with outside developers.
Craig McDonald, Newark AdvocatePublished 9:36 a.m. ET Oct. 8, 2019
The BIA's take: It is unfortunate the builders and developers community was not made aware of proposal prior to this weeks council meeting.
October 8, 2019 | Up for Growth
13 organizations now support important pro-housing legislation
CITY LAB |KRISTON CAPPS OCT 3, 2019
A Marin County lawsuit has conservatives and housing advocates preparing to face off over the constitutionality of a powerful affordable housing tool.
The BIA recently wrote in to the Dispatch regarding Building Futures program highlighted in the Monday Dispatch article “Constructing careers.”
NAHB NOW Filed in Sustainability & Green Building on October 2, 2019
Why do these scores matter, and how do they fit into the broader market?
ASAE Newsletter|OCT. 3, 2019
With many industries facing a shortage of workers and a skills gap, associations can play a critical role in addressing workforce development.
NAHB Construction Industry on September 30, 2019 •
The NAHB Careers in the Construction Trades page highlights the opportunities in six popular trades that are tailor-made to share with teachers, career counselors, students and their parents.
By ASSOCIATED PRESS | PUBLISHED: September 30, 2019 at 10:14 am | UPDATED: September 30, 2019 at 10:17 am
White House contenders are cranking out housing plans, meeting with advocates and pledging to help bring down prices.
Inside Indiana Business:Sep 27, 2019 11:30 AM EDT Updated: Sep 27, 2019 11:31 AM EDT By Wes Mills, Content Manager
Four Indiana companies have been awarded $1 million each to address a housing shortage for workers.
BIA Executive Director, Jon Melchi, along with other BIA members, weigh in on lag of construction of new homes and apartments behind need in central Ohio
Building Futures is a 12-week pre-apprenticeship program by Franklin County, the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council and the Columbus Urban League.
On a year-to-date basis, new home sales for 2019 are 6.4 percent higher than the same period in 2018.
By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 23, 2019 at 6:05 PM Updated Sep 23, 2019 at 7:13 PM
Grandview Heights’ share of divided Grandview Crossing project advances
The Home Depot Foundation Partners with Home Builders Institute to Expand Trades Training Program into High Schools Effort part of the Foundation's $50 million commitment to train 20,000 skilled trade
The program will expand to more high schools in 2020.
By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 23, 2019 at 6:05 PM Updated Sep 23, 2019 at 7:31 PM
Beulah Park property deal dubbed ‘win-win’ for Grove City, South-Western City Schools
September 27, 2019 By Kathleen Howley
FHFA might not have the resources need to complete the steps, Layton said
SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
Reps. Heck and Hollingsworth Introduce YIMBY Act in House
reason| CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI | 9.16.2019 11:30 AM
New Bill Would Tie Federal Transit Funding to Local Zoning Reforms
CNBC PUBLISHED TUE, SEP 17 2019 10:00 AM EDTUPDATED TUE, SEP 17 2019 10:54 AM EDT Diana Olick
Homebuilder sentiment surges to highest level of the year, but there are warning signs
By Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First Sep 19, 2019, 2:41pm EDT
Columbus is a Midwestern bright spot and a 'market to watch,' investors say
The New York Times By Emily Badger Sept. 19, 2019, 3:30 a.m. ET
A plan for national rent control and for reining in speculators, but also for building wealth through homeownership.
Sentiment levels have held in the mid- to upper 60s since May and September's reading matches the highest level since last October.
By Hayleigh Colombo, Columbus Business First Sep 19, 2019, 1:05pm EDT Updated Sep 19, 2019, 1:27pm EDT
The district was selected as a winner of the institute’s 2019 Global Awards for Excellence
By Jessica Menton Updated Sept. 17, 2019 4:24 pm ET
Lower borrowing costs help rejuvenate home-builder sentiment in September
This is the highest level since May 2007
HousingWire September 10, 2019 Julia Falcon
New home starts have yet to hit historical highs
The Dallas Morning News By Steve Brown 7:15 AM on Sep 13, 2019
The U.S. is short more than 2 million homes as building activity still lags.
By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 16, 2019 at 12:01 AM Updated Sep 16, 2019 at 6:37 PM
2020 BIA Parade of Homes will be at Grove City’s Beulah Park
By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 16, 2019 at 5:05 PM
BIA Member, Treplus Communities, gets Grove City Planning Commission’s OK for Sugar Maple Commons
By Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First Sep 17, 2019, 7:01am EDT Updated 3 hours ago
Several collar county towns remain affordable
Up For Growth September 12, 2019
The Build More Housing Near Transit Act is another indication that Congress is getting serious about the housing crisis
“By repealing the 2015 rule, the EPA and Corps have finally provided consistency among all 50 states, which will make the federal permitting process more predictable and affordable.”
By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 3, 2019 at 7:05 PM Updated Sep 4, 2019 at 2:20 PM
First Community Village expansion begins in Upper Arlington
By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 9, 2019 at 5:35 PM Updated Sep 9, 2019 at 6:59 PM
Bluegrass Park plan doesn’t cut it with Grove City Council
Columbus Monthly | By TC Brown Posted Sep 5, 2019 at 4:52 PM
BIA Builder Member, Compass Homes, discusses a trend of building new in existing neighborhoods
MarketWatch Published: Sept 9, 2019 12:33 p.m. ET
Creating competitors to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and loosening mortgage regulations are among the proposed reform
The Washington Post | By Renae Merle
Here’s what you need to know about the administration’s sweeping plan to overhaul the housing market.
By CHRIS NICHOLS • AUG 27, 2019
Some High-Rent California Cities Aren't Building Enough Apartments, And Zoning Is Part Of The Problem
Teresa Wiltz Stateline \ USA Today
Hurricane season is underway – and storms that make landfall might further exacerbate the nation’s shortage of affordable housing, housing experts say.
September 3, 2019 Kelsey Ramírez Housing Wire
Refinances heating up, Zillow mortgage hits the brakes
Carrie Ghose – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First
New goals in mind with a focus on affordable housing as Columbus 2020 rebrands to One Columbus.
By Valeria Ricciulli Aug 21, 2019, 2:50pm EDT| Curbed New York
Applicants will now have the option to provide rent payment history instead of a credit check
By Stacy M. Brown | NNPA Newswire| The Atlanta Voice
The lack of affordable housing has caught the attention of Wells Fargo and the banking giant isn’t taking it lightly and has unveiled an ambitious plan to tackle the problem.
By Reade Pickert August 23, 2019, Bloomberg
Sales of new U.S. homes fell in July, missing estimates, after an upward revision to the prior month brought those sales to the highest level since 2007, a sign that lower borrowing costs may be helping stabilize purchases.
NABH: Liz Thompson AUG 16
Due to a decline in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 4 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units from a downwardly revised reading in June, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department
Family-Circle|By Katie Bingham-Smith
High-paying jobs are available for students who choose trade school or vocational or technical education instead of bachelor’s degree programs.
A $22 million investment to build 43 condominium units in Crawford Hoying’s Bridge Park development is expected to be ready for occupancy by summer or fall 2020.
Wall Street Journal| By Laura Kusisto Aug. 14, 2019 5:30 am ET
Move expands FHA-backed low-down-payment loans in loosening of crisis-era rules
More Than 50 Ideas, Policies, Proposals, Suggestions And Radical Notions To Fight The Affordable Housing Crisis
August 11, 2019 Dees Stribling, Bisnow National
The Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 12 million households (renting and owning) pay more than 50% of their take-home income on housing each year.
By Laura Kusisto and Likhitha Butchierddygari August 11, 2019 | Wall Street Journal
Many Midwestern markets have heated up so quickly they are now experiencing shortages of inventory and rising prices
By Tom Demeropolis – Senior Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier Aug 10, 2019, 10:37am EDT
Jake Dietrich has been promoted to vice president of development at Milhaus.
By John furry and Jim Weiker Columbus Dispatch Aug. 11
Vulnerable homeowners forfeit thousands in scheme involving lost properties
By LIAM DILLONSTAFF WRITER AUG. 6, 2019
In California, local government fees on housing construction, which can be used on parks, traffic control, water and sewer connections and other services, were nearly three times the national average
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The Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA) proudly presents the Best of Ohio Homes Awards program. The awards program is open to all local members.
August 5, 2019 Alcynna Lloyd
Redfin survey shows more than half support zoning policies that limit high-density housing
By MARLA K. KUHLMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Aug 1, 2019 at 2:17 PM Updated Aug 1, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Jefferson Township trustees wrestle with development proposal
Forbes Aly J. Yale Senior Contributor
Low mortgage rates and rising incomes are increasing housing affordability across the country.
By SALIM FURTH July 29, 2019 2:57 PM
This year, President Donald Trump, Senator Todd Young (R., Ind.), and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary Ben Carson have all gone further, taking national leadership roles in calling for less regulation of housing markets.
By Christina Rexrode July 27, 2019 | The Wall Street Journal
Many young adults are priced out of the housing market. That could reshape their finances—and the economy—for years to come.
Jenny Schuetz Brookings Institution fellow JUL 30, 2019 The Atlantic
Eye-popping housing costs have convinced some presidential candidates that looser zoning should be a national cause.
By Emily Badger July 29, 2019| The New York Times
It’s a demonized group, yet there are few solutions for the housing shortage that don’t at least partly involve more development.
By Prashat Gopal, Reade Pickert, & Noah Buhayar July 30, 2019 | Bloomberg
Planned development at Home and Steitz roads entering homestretch
New bridge opens doors for Delaware’s planning department, residents
Redistricting boundaries : Often controversial practice necessary in growing district
Redevelopment to begin on units at Columbus’ Grant and Oak
Grove City apartments join cash-savings rental app
Golden Bear Shopping Center redraft gets Upper Arlington board’s approval
More senior housing planned for Northland
Enrollment growth driving Pickerington Schools’ summer projects
Delaware submits restriping as possible remedy for Hull Drive residents’ complaints
Curbed: New report Foot Traffic Ahead finds walkable urbanism isn’t just sustainable and enjoyable, but more profitable.
Eye on the Environment: Hilliard will test sustainable street-repaving method
Permits indicate revival of long-delayed apartment complex near Clintonville's Graceland Shopping Center
Proposal for Reed Road apartments development expected to push ahead
New Albany Co. looking to add data center to newly annexed land
WSJ: The Trump administration will explore using federal programs to push local governments to soften or eliminate rules that block housing construction, an issue that has stymied officials at all levels of government for years.
NAHB applauds President Trump for making housing a top national priority
BIA Board Member, Jim Lipnos and BIA Past President, Bob Gardner voice their reaction to the recent central Ohio weather.
FISCHER HOMES PLANS NEW COMMUNITY IN DELAWARE COUNTY, OHIO
Total housing starts declined 0.9 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.27 million units from an upwardly revised reading in April, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.
M/I Homes opens new Grandview Yard development
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell two points to 64 in June, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.
The public-service legacy of Clyde “Butch” Seidle was memorialized in the renaming of the former Hilliard East Municipal Pool on June 7. A renaming ceremony was held at the Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool, 4450 Schirtzinger Road.
Columbus Business first: Economic Development Issue: Construction firms look far and wide to find employees
Columbus MSA has 0.69 times as many construction and extraction jobs as would be expected compared to national averages.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) rolled new resources, "Opioids in the Home Building Industry: Making it Your Business," to help residential construction companies address the opioid crisis facing the home building industry.
Dispatch: Tax credits awarded 7 to affordable housing projects in Franklin County
As the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) celebrates National Homeownership Month in June, builders are urging Congress to address America's housing affordability challenges.
Delaware County officials plan 2,000-acre business park
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today called on Congress to focus on improving the older homes, structures and infrastructure that are less resilient to natural disasters because they were built when there were no national model codes in existence or constructed following codes that are now outdated.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 6.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000 units in April after a sharp upwardly revised March report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Less expensive homes are averaging 43 days on the market.
Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened in the first quarter of 2019, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
In an age of student debt, many young professionals are turning away from college. That’s where association credentialing and certificate programs come in.
Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., issued a statement after the White House announced the U.S. would remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico.
Total housing starts rose 5.7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.
Trump’s trade war with China doesn’t bode well for an already shaky U.S. housing market
Lower home prices, declining mortgage rates and solid income gains contributed to a rise in housing affordability in the first quarter of 2019, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.
As the housing industry celebrates New Homes Month in April, recent data from the American Housing Survey (AHS) confirms nearly two-thirds of first-time home buyers say a better home is the top reason for moving, followed by household formation, 61 percent and a better neighborhood, 49 percent.
Columbus Dispatch: "I absolutely recommend that young people start a career in the Trades."
Ohio schools would get a 10.5 percent funding increase over two years under a new formula devised by a bipartisan pair of House lawmakers and their informal committee of superintendents and treasurers.
The Building Industry of Central Ohio (BIA) today commended a bipartisan policy proposal from two Ohio House members and a working group of school superintendents which would seek to remedy Ohio’s system of school funding, which currently sees less than 20 percent of schools funded at appropriate levels.
Three new developments pitched in Westerville
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,00 units in February after an upwardly revised January report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the highest sales pace since March 2018.
Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., issued a statement after the NAFTA Binational Panel agreed to allow NAHB to file an amicus brief regarding the U.S.-Canada softwood lumber trade dispute.
Typical workers in Delaware, Licking, and Fairfield counties are priced out of the market. Lack of housing and housing regulations have a big part to play in this issue.
HousingWire: Rising sales demand and more inventory will spark action
Total housing starts fell 8.7 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units from an upwardly revised reading in January, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department that was delayed due to the partial government shutdown.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo for developing his housing finance reform proposal and believes it will serve as an important marker to move the debate forward in Congress.
Business First: U.S. mortgage rates fell again this week, according to Freddie Mac.
Jon Melchi, executive director of BIA of Central Ohio, weighs in on how "Canal Winchester has effectively affected a housing moratorium."
Delaware County ranks first in Ohio while Adams County, located in the state’s southern tip, ranks last in health outcomes.
Disruptive Demographics: Housing Production & Demographic Reality Are Moving in Different Directions
RCLCO: Demographics of new households are moving in one direction, while housing production is sometimes moving in the opposite direction
Study: Delaware needs more affordable living space
Columbus officials table 1,000-home proposal near Hilliard
Orange Township approves 300-acre mixed-use development
Columbus Dispatch: Chicago developer to create warehouse complex at Columbus Castings site
The key to affordability? Density, density, density: M/I Homes' Bob Schottenstein leading charge to adapt zoning to boost homeownership
If Central Ohio aims to be competitive as an appealing place to live and do business, we must have affordably priced housing available to support residents and one important factor is allowing higher density.
WSJ: Sales drop 6.9%, signaling a weak start to 2019 for housing industry
The January new home sales report from the government indicates an increasing demand for homes sold in an affordable price range.
On the new construction side, a persistent labor shortage, building material price volatility and tariffs, and growing regulatory burdens on issues like zoning and building codes have held back housing production in areas with growing population and employment.
Grandview’s slice of split development will start to rise this year
NWCA: Reed Road project vote delayed again
The Gap will add 600 jobs to its Groveport workforce
CNBC: Currently, women make up 9.1 percent of the U.S. construction workforce, and earn an average 95.7 percent of what their male counterparts make, according to The National Association of Women in Construction.
Full story: Farmstead plan squeaks by Grove City Council
Despite Slow Quarter, Townhouse Construction Expanded in 2018
BIA Trades at the Parade took place Friday, March 8 at Evans Farm to give area career center students a first-hand look at the homebuilding process. Nearly 150 students represented four surrounding trade schools.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes posted a yearly gain of 1.5 percent in 2018, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The program, which leads to Department of Labor certification in general construction or electrical, plumbing and carpentry, is offered in 10 high schools in the Pikes Peak region, reaching more than
Grove City council OKs Farmstead in close vote
New Albany’s senior-housing developments taking form
Delaware weighs costs, perks of annexing Berlin Township plot
WSJ: Sales increase 3.7%, closing weak year for housing market
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers inducted Paul Sullivan, CAPS, CGP, CGR, a remodeler from Newton, Mass., into the National Remodeling Hall of Fame for his contributions to the remodeling industry.
BIA Member, Brian Schottenstein, gives positive insight to Columbus's development
Century-old Franklinton church to be razed for affordable housing project
NAHB: According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the U.S. homeownership rate increased in the last quarter of 2018 and now stands at 64.8%.
Forbes: Two of the most important indicators of home appreciation came out this morning, and they both showed the same thing: home price increases are slowing rapidly. Economists are forecasting continued slowdowns in appreciation, according to polls by Reuters, Zillow, and others.
The former Motel 6 and Knights Inn complex off West Broad Street in Franklinton will become Carol Stewart Village — 100 efficiency apartments in seven one-story buildings designed for 18-to-24-year-olds coming out of the foster care system.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named the winning products in its seventh annual Best of IBS Awards during the NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas. The awards were presented during a ceremony on the final day of the show.
BIA Member, Wagenbrenner, to transform medical campus to community focused, mixed used development.
Six young building industry professionals were honored this week as "Ones to Watch" at the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
Canal Winchester code changes require more trees -- at developers’ expense
Far West Area Commission rejects 1,000-home development proposal south of Hilliard
Housing starts fell 11.2 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.08 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department that was delayed due to the partial government shutdown.
Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the federation during the association's International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
BIA member, Pulte Homes, opens Nottingham Trace.
HousingWire: Millennials are buying houses. Lots of them.
Greg Ugalde, a Connecticut-based builder and developer with more than 25 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2019 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association's International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
To achieve their energy efficiency goals, buyers would most like to have windows and appliances rated ENERGY STAR, efficient lighting (using less energy than traditional bulbs), and insulation higher than required by code.
Over 150 single-family, multifamily, interior design, remodeling, and community projects were honored at the 2018 Best in American Living[tm] Awards (BALA) ceremony held during the 2019 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
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 were honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the National Sales and Marketing Awards gala (known as "The NationalsSM"), one of the building industry's most prestigious events.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Dr. Ben Carson today discussed how the government and home builders can work together to tackle the nation's affordability crisis in an address to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Board of Directors during its annual meeting in Las Vegas.
he National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named Minto Communities USA in Tampa, Fla., the Builder of the Year, and that firm's Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach, Fla., the Community of the Year, as part of the 2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards.
Bayside, a mixed-use coastal resort community in Selbyville, Del., was named the Community of the Year in 2018 Best in American Living[tm] Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened slightly in the fourth quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
While multifamily housing starts in 2018 came very close to the sector's 2015 peak, production levels are expected to moderate somewhat in 2019 and will stabilize in a range that that is considered normal, according to data announced today by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at a press conference held during the NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
Laundry rooms and energy-saving features such as Energy Star appliances, windows, and whole house certification are among the most wanted home features, according to survey results from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during a press conference at the NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
HousingWire: RE/MAX real estate agents say they now have more homes for sale than at any point in the last 10 years, according to the latest housing report.
Anthony Maschmedt of Seattle Named 2018 NAHB Best in Green 'One to Watch' Young Professional of the Year
Anthony Maschmedt, Principal at Seattle-based Dwell Development + Design/Build, was honored today as the Best in Green Young Professional of the Year: One to Watch by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The award was given as part of the association's Best in Green Awards during the NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today announced the winners of its Best in Green (BIG) Awards at a ceremony during the NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
HousingWire: According to a report released Tuesday by BuildFax, a provider of data on property conditions, single-family authorizations have declined year over year for the third consecutive month in January, falling 3.48%.
Spending on residential improvements will continue to grow over the next two years at a gradual pace, according to experts at a press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers during the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. Professional remodelers from across the country agreed with the forecast, citing increased consumer confidence and demand.
Community, Development Firms of the Year Named in the 2018 NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards
Parcels at Concourse in Memphis, Tenn., was named Multifamily Community of the Year and Gables Residential, based in Atlanta, was named Multifamily Development Firm of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as part of the association's Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards for 2018.
Business FIrst: Benchmarking Central Ohio: Affordability and youth are advantages against peer cities, but problems persist
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose four points to 62 in February, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today in Las Vegas during the 75th annual International Builders' Show.
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® 2019 and The New American Remodel® 2019. IBS attendees and media members can tour the homes Feb. 19-21.
A new feature of the NAHB Housing Portal — a free, interactive, online resource filled with information about the impact of housing — helps illustrate the severity of declining affordability.
‘This Old House’ star Richard Trethewey to appear at Home & Garden Show
A modest increase in interest rates offset a slight decline in home prices to keep housing affordability essentially level in the fourth quarter of 2018 and still hovering at a 10-year low, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.
Columbus-Franklin County land trust could create true mixed-income neighborhoods by ensuring affordable housing
Most Ohio cities outpaced Columbus last year in home appreciation
Granby Place apartments on Wilson Bridge in Worthington could open by fall
City Notes: Partnerships, planning, tech will guide traffic strategy
BIA Builder Member, Bob Webb Homes, proposed a new development in Grove City.
Greg Ugalde, first vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., attended tonight's State of the Union address and issued a statement regarding President Trump's remarks.
Clean Ohio Trails grant sought for Canal Winchester’s McGill Park
Group wants to force Liberty Township trustees to secure higher insurance bonds
Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio is a Developer and General Contractor accepting bids to determine subcontractors for single-family residential projects in 2019. All bids are due no later than 2:00 PM March 1, 2019.
BIA Executive Director, Jon Melchi, talks about the issue on WOSU Radio
Matt Callahan of PulteGroup has been named the 2019 President of the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio.
NAHB: Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 657,000 units in November
Farmstead development: Grove City Council not rushing plan toward vote
Make it Right: The problem is this: there are many people out there who think if you don’t go to post-secondary school or you work with your hands, that you’re uneducated.
Dayton Daily News: In Ohio, 88 percent of construction companies are looking to hire more workers in 2019.
NAHB Eye on Housing: The Midwest and the Northeast recorded the lowest gains at 1.44% and 1.38% respectively during this time.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement regarding the agreement between President Trump and congressional leaders to reopen the federal government.
Find out why smart home technology is no longer solely piquing the interest of early adopters or tech-minded Millennials.
This meeting gives NAHB members an insider's view of our advocacy priorities.
OSHA published to the Federal Register Wednesday its maximum fines for job site violations for 2019, which go into effect for citations beginning January 24, 2019.
NAHBNOW: The closure affects several federal departments, including HUD, Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation, and Treasury.
Mixed-use building coming just south of OSU campus.
Dublin, Daimler working on retail, residential development
Columbus Business First: Affordability is slipping away, according to the latest numbers by Columbus Realtors.
WSJ: Decline of 6.4% suggests sluggishness in the housing market may persist into 2019
Columbus Dispatch: Mayors from across the country believe that high housing costs and a lack of well-paying jobs are keeping more people from climbing the social ladder in their cities.
Construction Drive: Skilled labor shortage may find hope in Generation Z, "it looks like the financially prudent, entrepreneurial and hands-on aspects of construction will appeal more to these individuals than their millennial predecessors."
The report cautions that older generations will increasingly need more accessible and supportive housing than is currently available.
NAHB: Buoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
The BIA of Central Ohio's Workforce Committee met earlier this week. These stories are important as we look for ways to engage more and more people to look at the trades as a first option.
The pledge is the largest in the company's 44-year history, and comes as Microsoft and other tech giants that have driven the region's economic boom face increasing pressure to help mitigate affordable-housing shortages.
Newswire.com: Award-winning author and strategic foresight consultant Simon J. Anderson will share his research and insights on the future of construction and residential construction products
Study Shows over 1,000 Households Priced Out of Housing Market in Columbus with Each $1,000 Price Increase
Ohio is the third most at risk state in the nation in terms of pricing out home buyers and a $1,000 increase in the cost of a newly-built home pushes 1,335 prospective buyers out of the market in Central Ohio according to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Farmstead plan heads to Grove City Council
Columbus Business First: BIA Executive Director, Jon Melchi, comments on latest NAHB Housing Study as it relates to housing affordability in the Columbus market.
SeeHerWork designs and makes work wear specifically for women, including gloves to fit smaller hands.
Columbus Dispatch: Condos planned for E. Fourth Avenue in Italian Village
Columbus Business First: Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has proposed $50 million for affordable housing as part of a $1.03 billion bond package to go before voters.
NAHB Study Shows Nearly 130,000 Households Priced Out of Housing Market with Each $1,000 Price Increase
According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a $1,000 increase in the cost of a median-priced newly-built home pushes 127,560 prospective buyers out of the market.
Columbus Monthly: The regional market continues to grow, with jobs being added and new residents coming to town.
WSJ Opinion: ‘Closed-access cities’ raise the cost of shelter and drive out the middle class.
The once-mighty Columbus Castings foundry buildings are gone, as the owner works with a developer interested in the South Side site.
Columbus Dispatch: Three major subdivisions are in various stages of development in Johnstown by BIA member, Pulte Homes.
WSJ Opinion by Virginia Foxx: Stop Calling It ‘Vocational Training’
A survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America predicts construction boom to continue but shows the worker shortage also continuing.
Jon Melchi, executive director of the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio, Op-ed piece on the housing needs and shortfalls in central Ohio.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declined to issue new flood insurance policies as a result of the partial federal government shutdown
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement after President Trump signed the First Step Act into law
New plan adds one floor and rooftop terrace to new Hilton tower
Homeport wants to build affordable housing in Franklinton.
Forget a hotel. Skip the Airbnb. Travelers coming to Columbus can now use Stay Alfred.
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has proposed more than $21 million in federal funding for projects such as the Olentangy Trail and improvements to Fishinger Road in Upper Arlington.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended the work of Deputy HUD Secretary Pam Patenaude to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for Americans after she announced she was resigning.
Rising housing affordability issues continue to hinder single-family production even as total housing starts increased in November.
Columbus 'not even coming close' to meeting housing needs, report finds, hurting our competitiveness
The Housing Need Assessment report from the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio and the BIA Foundation quantifies the significance of the shortfall by estimating the need for new residential housing based on projected job growth through 2050.
Despite an economy that has fully recovered from the worst recession since the Great Depression, many Ohio communities are lagging.
A new report from the Building Association of Central Ohio is saying Columbus needs to construct at least twice as many new residences despite the current apartment boom.
The December Newsletter includes important dates and beneficial information.
Despite apartment boom, central Ohio should build at least twice as many new residences, study released by BIA finds.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement on Mark Calabria being nominated as the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
BIA Builder member is pitching a new mixed-use development anchored by a library near Powell.
As demand for housing continues to outpace supply, particularly in the entry-level category, pressure has increased on builders to bump up the pace of construction.
100s of industry professionals including builders, remodelers, building officials, architects, interior designers and more are all invited to EXPO '19.
Reminder if you have registered: The Holiday Lunch & Toy Drive presented by SMC is this Wednesday, December 19.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers is honoring Leo Lantz, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, a remodeler from Glen Allen, Va., as the 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year.
The Crew would remain in Columbus and use Mapfre Stadium for two years before moving to a new stadium under a proposal to be announced by community leaders Thursday, part of a new ownership plan for the professional soccer franchise.
Nearly three out of four American households believe that the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and a majority of respondents reported this is a problem at their local and state level as well, according to a new nationwide survey conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Associated Builders and Contractors used Google’s Waze app as part of its get-out-the-vote efforts for last month’s midterm elections.
The battle between man and bot has a new front: your mortgage.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October after an upwardly revised September report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
BIA Members Corinthian Homes, POD Design, and American Structurepoint are all working on the project.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced the finalists for its 2019 Best of 55+ Housing Awards, the premier design and marketing competition for the 55+ housing industry.
Ohio business, education and union leaders have started a new initiative meant to resolve the challenge of address shortages of skilled tech workers.
Home sales in Central Ohio remain strong even heading into the cold months.
The trend is a sign of an economy that has sharply pushed up home prices but left paychecks growing much more slowly.
Confidence in the multifamily housing market weakened in the third quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Growing affordability concerns resulted in builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes falling eight points to 60 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
Growing company wants to expand downtown headquarters, add 52 jobs.
Comek was recognized by the President and the Association for her outstanding service and commitment to the Ohio homebuilding industry.
Student debt knocks almost $100,000 off the price of home buyers can afford, according to a new Zillow report.
Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther talked Wednesday about turning the city’s land bank into a land trust designed to preserve affordable housing in what is becoming an increasingly expensive market that’s out of reach for many people.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement after the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its annual actuarial report to Congress.
The 45-unit Out of Town complex at Town Street and Mead Alley is a looker on a block in Franklinton that has drastically changed in recent years.
Apartment developers are Slowing construction. That could mean higher rents.
D.R. Horton, Inc. has acquired Westport Homes, a top- five homebuilder by volume in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Columbus, Ohio.
Home purchases have a multiplier effect on consumer spending, since they often generate further sales of furniture, appliances, electronics, and marble or granite kitchen counters.
A modest increase in interest rates and home prices kept housing affordability at a 10-year low in the third quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.
On October 9, 2018, the Supreme Court of Ohio doubled down on a prior ruling that commercial general liability insurance policies (CGLs) do not cover defective construction.
Rising interest rates and building costs weigh on housing market, home-improvement retailers.
Average hourly earnings for construction workers were $30.21 in October, the Labor Department reported Friday. That represented a 3.9% increase in wages compared to a year ago, the strongest yearly gain since mid-2009.
The caps, which are based on the FHFA’s projections for the overall size of the 2019 multifamily originations market, will be set at $35 billion for each enterprise, the same as the year before.
The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 2018 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards judging is complete, and the panel of 12 industry experts narrowed down the entries to 74 finalists.
The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio (BIA) announced that Evans Farm, Ohio’s only community designed around the principles of new urbanism, will be the site of the 2019 BIA Parade of Homes.
The November/December issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring Evans Farm, Tremco Barrier Solutions and Distinctive Kitchen and Bath is now online. Follow the link to get detailed news on everything the BIA is working on.
Buyers turning to the Midwest and South for affordable homes, lower cost of living.
The 2019 BIA Parade of Homes will take place July 13 to July 28 and feature 14 homes.
A development expert says small cities and towns can be catalysts for lagging rural counties.
According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the U.S. homeownership rate was 64.4% in the third quarter of 2018, which is not statistically different from its last quarter reading.
Survey shows that 33 percent of buyers are first-timers, well below traditional 40 percent.
Gains fell below 6% in August as slowdown in housing market becomes more widespread.
The housing market may be slowing down, but Yale economist Robert Shiller says he isn't fearful that a big downturn is ahead.
Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller: I don't expect a sharp turn in the housing market.
Please help us with your referrals thru November 30th for NEW Primary BIA members & they will get their $60 initiation fee waived & you receive Spike points with NAHB.
Five nonprofit groups have received $120,000 in grants from the city of Columbus to restore houses while teaching construction skills to at-risk youths and former offenders.
Laurel Green, a $7.2 million development, provides apartments for people with mental health conditions.
First-time home buyers might have a couple of things to cheer about in the final three months of 2018, even as mortgage rates are expected to continue their slow rise.
City officials think Linden is ripe for growth if more people can be persuaded.
Of the roughly 850,000 single-family homes started in 2017, 58.6 percent included patios, according to NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and partially funded by HUD).
Slumping home sales and rising interest rates are brightening the outlook for apartment and home-rental stocks.
This month's newsletter includes information about unemployment insurance, workers' compensation group rating enrollment deadlines and an educational piece that explains the different responsibilities required of Managed Care Organizations (MCO) and Third party Administrators (TPA).
The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the third quarter of 2018, remaining stable from the previous quarter.
Last month, NAHBNow recounted the record share of single-family builders reporting shortages of labor and subcontractors based on a recent survey conducted by the association.
Developers say hundreds have already submitted ideas for the entertainment and sports complex that has been called Planet Oasis.
Monica Miller of J.S. Brown & Co. has won Silver in the 2015 Professional Remodeler Design Award contest for a bath project in the Bathroom $30,000-60,000 category.
Mary Shipley Interiors has been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of the 2015 Best of Houzz - Design award.
A smashing success is the best way to describe the BIA Clay Target Shoot held on May 1. The sounds of gunshots could be heard echoing throughout the nationally acclaimed Cardinal Shooting Center.
Twenty BIA builders saw a surge in traffic when our 13th annual Home and CondoQuest took place during the weekends of April 18-19 and April 25-26.
The BIA’s marketing and sales superstars obtained recognition for their achievements at the 28th annual Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) gala, held May 8.
On March 28 the Blendon Gardens team, led by Patrick Affourtit, braved cold temperatures to take part in KickButt Columbus 2015.
Rockford Homes has promoted company veteran, Donald R. Wick, to the position of president.
Residential Designed Solutions, Inc. has been named by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) as the 2015 Regional CotY...
NJW Construction, Inc. has been selected for the 2015 Best of Lancaster Award in the Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling category.
On October 15, KP Designs & Associates LLC won Columbus CEO Magazine’s 2014 Best Interior Design Firm in Columbus award.
Donate the building materials and products that you don’t need, take a tax deduction — and help the charitable organization that will be providing volunteers for the BIA at this year’s Parade of Homes.
LEF Architects, LLC of Pickerington, Ohio, has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.
Ralph Renninger of RE/MAX Premier Choice was recently named the Number #2 Realtor in central Ohio by ThisWeek Community News readers.
Residential Designed Solutions, Inc. was recently honored with the 2013 ACE Award presented by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Central Ohio.
DuPont Building Innovations launched DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0, a building wrap that acts as a breathable air and water barrier, while providing continuous exterior insulation.
Worly Plumbing Supply Chairman and CEO Jay Worly recently announced the appointment of Jeff Worly as President and COO of Worly Plumbing Supply.
John Holt of New England Homes recently created an innovative program to help youth at the Ohio Department of Youth Services' Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility learn construction trades.
Congratulations to Ann Misiolek of Parksite, one of the BIA's most involved associate members and vice chair of the Associates Council, for recently achieving both her Certified Graduate Associate (CGA) designation and Green Professional Educational (CGP) designation.
On June 1 the new law firm, Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teeter, LLC, was created with the merger of two long-time Columbus law firms, Isaac Brant Ledman & Teeter LLP and Wiles Boyle Burkholder & Bringardner Co LPA.
The Cleary Company marked the completion of an expansive office and design center remodeling project with an open house designed to build and strengthen relationships with their clients.
Residential Designed Solutions, Inc., a design firm that specializes in custom homes and renovations, has added K. Hylas Stemen to their staff as lead designer.
George B. Cleary, owner of The Cleary Company, recently received a President's Letter of Recognition from the 130th General Assembly of Ohio that honored him and his company.
Organized Home Remodeling a licensed Design/Build remodeling company was named a 2012 Consumers Choice Award Winner in the Closet Organizers - Custom Built category.
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America's Floor Source, one of the nation's largest flooring companies, recently opened its seventh Midwest showroom in Cleveland, Ohio.