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11/13/2019

LOWER MORTGAGES DRIVE U.S. HOUSING AFFORDABILITY TO HIGHEST LEVEL IN 3 YEARS

RE Report NOVEMBER 11, 2019 / MICHAEL GERRITY

housing affordability rose to its highest level in three years in the third quarter of 2019

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11/12/2019

Mike Rowe Rips Student-Loan Crisis: ‘We’re Rewarding Behavior We Should Be Discouraging’

Joseph Curl DailyWire.com

Rowe said the decision by many school systems to do away with shop and metal-working classes has led to a “skills gap” in which millions of vacant jobs have no qualified applicants.

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11/12/2019

How To Create Share-Worthy Content That Will Ignite Your Social Media

NOVEMBER 4, 2019 BDX

While video is still a clear winner in terms of driving clicks, images are a close second

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11/11/2019

BIA member is an NAHB finalist

Trepluscommunities.com

Redbud Commons, A Treplus Community Selected as NAHB Contest Finalist

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11/11/2019

Editorial: Columbus can do better on affordable housing promises

Columbus Dispatch|Posted Nov 10, 2019 at 4:30 AM Updated Nov 10, 2019 at 6:48 AM

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11/09/2019

Nationwide Realty to break ground soon on 10-story Arena District condo tower

Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First Nov 7, 2019, 11:52am EST

New luxury condominiums coming 2020

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11/08/2019

Could Rent Control Return to Boston?

NEXT CITY |JARED BREY| NOVEMBER 5, 2019

When Massachusetts banned rent control in 1994 only three cities — Boston, Cambridge, and Brookline — had some form of the policy on the books.

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11/07/2019

Lower Mortgage Rates Push Housing Affordability to Highest Level in Three Years

NAHB | November 7, 2019

With mortgage rates at a three-year low and a healthy job market, housing affordability rose to its highest level in three years in the third quarter of 2019

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11/07/2019

How California Became America’s Housing Market Nightmare

Bloomberg|By Noah Buhayar and Christopher Cannon November 6, 2019

California, the land of golden dreams, has become America’s worst housing nightmare.

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11/07/2019

8 Winter Jobsite Safety Tips for Siding Installers

NAHB Now| November 6, 2019

Try using these eight winter jobsite safety tips to help your crews navigate the season’s cold and wet conditions

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11/06/2019

Delaware councilman Shafer defends stance on planned development

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Nov 1, 2019 at 6:15 AM

Delaware Council Vice Mayor Defends Position

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11/06/2019

Renter App Makes Way in Columbus

Tristan Navera – Columbus Business Nov. 6

Renter savings app Rhove signs with Columbus landlord, expanding its reach

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11/06/2019

People Are Staying in Their Homes Longer—a Big Reason for Slower Sales

Homeowners nationwide are staying put an average of five years longer than they did in 2010, a new analysis shows

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11/05/2019

The homebuyers are coming. The homebuyers are coming

Housing Wire |November 1, 2019, 6:20 pm By Julia Falcon

New decade means new homebuyers

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11/04/2019

Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Combat California's Housing Crisis

November 4, 20199:03 AM ET NPR

Apple is pledging $2.5 billion to confront California's housing crisis

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11/01/2019

This generation is the most willing to do whatever it takes to buy a home

October 29, 2019, 4:42 pm By Kelsey Ramírez

Hint: It’s not Millennials

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10/31/2019

Northern arc downtown becoming a billion-dollar boomtown: Here's what's planned

By Tristan Navera, Columbus Business First Jul 17, 2019, 7:53am EDT Updated Oct 14, 2019, 1:44pm EDT

The northern cusp of downtown is poised for a boom as multiple development projects converge in the next few years.

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10/31/2019

Duluth becomes the latest city to look to tiny houses to address affordable housing woes

By Katie Galioto Star Tribune OCTOBER 28, 2019 — 11:31PM

Eliminating the size requirement could be one part of housing solution.

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10/30/2019

New Study Suggests Room for Improvement in TOD Planning, Need for Build More Housing Near Transit Act

Up for Growth October 25, 2019 | Mike Kingsella and Melissa Winkler

A new study from ECONorthwest’s and MapCraft Labs’ Ian Carlton suggests that housing is already a significant consideration for many transit planners

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10/29/2019

BIA Oktoberfest Helps Us Fall Into Autumn

The annual event was a hit on a beautiful fall evening

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10/28/2019

September new home price drops to lowest in nearly 3 years, but not because builders are offering bargains

PUBLISHED THU, OCT 24 201911:19 AM EDTUPDATED THU, OCT 24 20194:01 PM EDT

Exactly half of the homes that sold in September were priced below $300,000, compared with 43% one year ago. The actual number of home sales for properties priced below $200,000 doubled annually.

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10/22/2019

Banks and landlords want to overturn federal rules on housing algorithms

By Colin Lecher@colinlecher Oct 22, 2019, 8:00am EDT The VERGE

HUD is considering changes, and industry is interested

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10/21/2019

Density debate focuses on yard sizes at Delaware forum

By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First

BIA members meet at a Delaware County panel to discuss Density

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10/18/2019

STUDENT DEBT EXCEEDS TOTAL VALUE OF FOR-SALE HOUSING INVENTORY

BUILDER | October 15, 2019

Student debt could buy every U.S. house on the market 1.9 times over, says realtor.com.

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10/17/2019

BIA Member, NRI, begins work on new Grandview Yard buildings

When the two apartment buildings are completed, Grandview Yard will have almost 1,500 residences and more than 5,000 office workers.

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10/16/2019

Associates Council October Meeting

Hosted by Committee member Dave Shaver at JAE Company

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10/16/2019

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants more low-cost housing in affluent city neighborhoods

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.

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10/15/2019

Shortage of homebuilders leads to new construction school

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.

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10/15/2019

Bidding wars are taking a strange turn in the fall housing market

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.

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10/14/2019

Recession coming? Don't blame housing

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.

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10/10/2019

Boston's Public Housing Goes Private: Why The City Is Teaming Up With Developers

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.

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10/09/2019

Pataskala places 6-month moratorium on new residential development plans

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.

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10/09/2019

Support Grows for the YIMBY Act

October 8, 2019 | Up for Growth

13 organizations now support important pro-housing legislation

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10/07/2019

Will the Supreme Court Strike Down Inclusionary Zoning?

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.

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10/07/2019

Letter: Building trades program trains future professionals

The BIA recently wrote in to the Dispatch regarding Building Futures program highlighted in the Monday Dispatch article “Constructing careers.”

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10/03/2019

Closing Out September with a Bang!

The 2019 BIA Clay Shoot took place at Cardinal Shooting Center.

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10/03/2019

HERS or HES? A Breakdown of Different Energy Rating Scales

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?

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10/03/2019

Four Ways Associations Can Boost Their Industry's Future Workforce

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.

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10/03/2019

October is Careers in Construction Month

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.

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10/02/2019

Housing woes push into 2020 White House campaign

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.

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09/30/2019

State Awards $4M to Address Worker Housing Shortage

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.

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09/30/2019

Former President's Outing

The BIA Former Presidents Annual Outing was held on September 12.

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09/30/2019

Behind the Curve

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

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09/30/2019

Training partnership links low-income residents with jobs in the building trades

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.

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09/28/2019

New Home Sales Post Solid Gains in August

On a year-to-date basis, new home sales for 2019 are 6.4 percent higher than the same period in 2018.

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09/27/2019

Grandview Crossing Gets Approval

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

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09/26/2019

Grove City's Beulah Park to Get New School

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

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09/25/2019

Former Freddie Mac CEO says time is running out for housing finance reform

September 27, 2019 By Kathleen Howley

FHFA might not have the resources need to complete the steps, Layton said

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09/25/2019

YIMBY Proposal in Congress

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Reps. Heck and Hollingsworth Introduce YIMBY Act in House

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09/25/2019

Congressional Proposal Ties Funding to Zoning

reason| CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI | 9.16.2019 11:30 AM

New Bill Would Tie Federal Transit Funding to Local Zoning Reforms

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09/25/2019

Homebuilder Sentiment High, with Concerns for Future

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

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09/24/2019

SMC September Lunch Meeting

This months SMC Lunch Meeting was held at the 2019 BIA Parade of Homes site in Evans Farm at the 3 Pillar "Girl" Home.

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09/22/2019

Columbus is a Market to Watch

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

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09/21/2019

Should People Profit From Housing? Bernie Sanders Says Yes, and No

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.

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09/20/2019

Builder Confidence Hits Yearly High in September

NAHB

Sentiment levels have held in the mid- to upper 60s since May and September's reading matches the highest level since last October.

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09/20/2019

This Columbus cultural district was just honored alongside projects in Singapore, China and Russia

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

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09/19/2019

Home-Builder Stocks Jump as Mortgage Rates Slide

By Jessica Menton Updated Sept. 17, 2019 4:24 pm ET

Lower borrowing costs help rejuvenate home-builder sentiment in September

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09/19/2019

Housing Starts Post Healthy Gains in August

NAHB

This is the highest level since May 2007

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09/18/2019

Experts: New housing construction shortage expected to last until 2022

HousingWire September 10, 2019 Julia Falcon

New home starts have yet to hit historical highs

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09/18/2019

Still building: Housing shortage will be with us for years to come

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.

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09/18/2019

Grove City to Host 2020 Parade of Homes

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

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09/18/2019

Grove City Apartment Proposal Approved by Planning

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

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09/17/2019

Here's how Columbus rents compare to Cincinnati, Cleveland and other Ohio cities

By Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First Sep 17, 2019, 7:01am EDT Updated 3 hours ago

Several collar county towns remain affordable

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09/13/2019

New Legislation Would Make Housing a Higher Priority in Federally Funded Transit Projects

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

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09/12/2019

Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on Repeal of Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

“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.”

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09/12/2019

Grove City to host 2020 Parade of Homes

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted Sep 11, 2019 at 3:16 PM Updated Sep 11, 2019 at 8:27 PM

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09/12/2019

2020 BIA Parade of Homes will be at Beulah Park in Grove City

2020 BIA Parade of Homes location unveiled

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09/11/2019

Upper Arlington Senior Options Expanding

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

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09/11/2019

Grove City Holds Up Mixed Use Plan

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

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09/10/2019

Older Houses are Hot Lots for New Development

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

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09/10/2019

5 major changes the Trump administration wants to make to housing finance

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

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09/09/2019

Business Trump’s housing plan could leave buyers fewer options, experts say

The Washington Post | By Renae Merle

Here’s what you need to know about the administration’s sweeping plan to overhaul the housing market.

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09/05/2019

Remodeler's Council is Back!

The recently revamped Remodelers Council gathered to discuss how this Council can be effective in serving the needs of the membership.

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09/04/2019

High Rent Cities Not Building Enough Apartments

By CHRIS NICHOLS • AUG 27, 2019

Some High-Rent California Cities Aren't Building Enough Apartments, And Zoning Is Part Of The Problem

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09/04/2019

Climate change, hurricanes make the affordable housing crisis even worse

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.

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09/04/2019

HOT or NOT September: What's trending in housing right now

September 3, 2019 Kelsey Ramírez Housing Wire

Refinances heating up, Zillow mortgage hits the brakes

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09/03/2019

Columbus 2020 changes name, sets goals for second decade

Carrie Ghose – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First

New goals in mind with a focus on affordable housing as Columbus 2020 rebrands to One Columbus.

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08/27/2019

New NYC housing lottery rules remove a barrier to entry for immigrants and other renters

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

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08/27/2019

Wells Fargo Announces $1 Billion affordable housing commitment

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.

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08/26/2019

U.S. New-Home Sales Miss Estimates After Big Upward Revision

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.

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08/23/2019

Young Professionals August Outing

Our Young Professionals Group had it’s third outing Thursday, August 22 at Porch Growler in Worthington.

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08/19/2019

SMC August Lunch Meeting

The Sales and Marketing Council was honored to have Romanelli & Hughes hold the August BIA SMC Meeting on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

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08/16/2019

Single-Family Starts Continue Modest Improvement in July

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

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08/16/2019

Teens Need to Know They Can Make Money in Trade Careers

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.

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08/14/2019

Dublin Bridge Park Getting Condo's

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.

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08/14/2019

U.S. Will Back More Condominium Loans Aimed at First-Time Buyers

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

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08/13/2019

August Associates Council Meeting

Kitchens.Inspired. a Division of Big Sandy Superstore was this month’s profile

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08/13/2019

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.

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08/12/2019

In Boise and Grand Rapids, the Housing Market Looks Red Hot

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

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08/12/2019

Indianapolis developer looking to break into the Columbus market

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.

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08/11/2019

Forclosed and Fleeced

By John furry and Jim Weiker Columbus Dispatch Aug. 11

Vulnerable homeowners forfeit thousands in scheme involving lost properties

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08/08/2019

One reason housing is so expensive in California? Cities, counties charge developers high fees

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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08/07/2019

2019 Best of Ohio Homes Awards

presented by the Ohio Home Builders Association

The Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA) proudly presents the Best of Ohio Homes Awards program. The awards program is open to all local members.

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08/07/2019

Americans want more affordable housing, just not in their neighborhoods

August 5, 2019 Alcynna Lloyd

Redfin survey shows more than half support zoning policies that limit high-density housing

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08/06/2019

BIA Golf Outing Still a Classic

It was a beautiful day at for the BIA Golf Classic at The Ohio State University Golf Club!

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08/06/2019

Jefferson Township Trustees Consider Subdivision

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

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08/05/2019

Low Mortgage Rates, Rising Incomes Nudge Housing Affordability In The Right Direction

Forbes Aly J. Yale Senior Contributor

Low mortgage rates and rising incomes are increasing housing affordability across the country.

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08/02/2019

The New Conservative Housing Push

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.

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08/02/2019

Financial Crisis Yields a Generation of Renters

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.

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08/01/2019

Democrats hear the 'Yes in My backyard' Message

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.

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07/31/2019

How ‘Developer’ Became Such a Dirty Word

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.

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07/30/2019

America’s Housing Affordability Crisis Spreads to the Heartland

By Prashat Gopal, Reade Pickert, & Noah Buhayar July 30, 2019 | Bloomberg

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07/10/2019

Powell Mixed Use Project Moving Forward

Planned development at Home and Steitz roads entering homestretch

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07/10/2019

Delaware City Planning Moves Offices

New bridge opens doors for Delaware’s planning department, residents

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07/10/2019

Dublin School District Boundaries Changing

Redistricting boundaries : Often controversial practice necessary in growing district

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07/10/2019

Columbus Apartments Proceeding

Redevelopment to begin on units at Columbus’ Grant and Oak

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07/10/2019

Grove City Apartments Join Savings App

Grove City apartments join cash-savings rental app

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07/02/2019

Upper Arlington Mixed Use Proposal Moves Forward at Five Stories

Golden Bear Shopping Center redraft gets Upper Arlington board’s approval

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07/02/2019

Northland Getting Senior Development

More senior housing planned for Northland

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07/02/2019

New Albany Tackles Rte. 62/161 Interchange

Routes 161-62 interchange project expected to begin in 2020

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07/02/2019

Pickerington Schools Planning for Growth

Enrollment growth driving Pickerington Schools’ summer projects

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07/02/2019

Delaware City Wrestles with Collector Street Challenge

Delaware submits restriping as possible remedy for Hull Drive residents’ complaints

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06/27/2019

Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success

Curbed: New report Foot Traffic Ahead finds walkable urbanism isn’t just sustainable and enjoyable, but more profitable.

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06/26/2019

Hilliard Testing New Road Resurfacing Method

Eye on the Environment: Hilliard will test sustainable street-repaving method

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06/26/2019

Young Professionals Outing

This new Young Professional group provides opportunities for young professionals in the residential construction industry to develop business-building relationships, whether you're a young professional, or just young at heart.

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06/26/2019

Multi-family housing plan finally gets approval in Clintonville

Permits indicate revival of long-delayed apartment complex near Clintonville's Graceland Shopping Center

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06/25/2019

NW Columbus Apartments Moving Forward

Proposal for Reed Road apartments development expected to push ahead

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06/25/2019

New Albany Annexation for New Data Center

New Albany Co. looking to add data center to newly annexed land

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06/25/2019

Trump Administration to Take on Local Housing Barriers

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.

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06/25/2019

Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on President Trump's Housing Affordability Executive Order

NAHB applauds President Trump for making housing a top national priority

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06/24/2019

Soggy June a challenge for many businesses

BIA Board Member, Jim Lipnos and BIA Past President, Bob Gardner voice their reaction to the recent central Ohio weather.

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06/18/2019

Delaware Subdivision Going Forward

FISCHER HOMES PLANS NEW COMMUNITY IN DELAWARE COUNTY, OHIO

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06/18/2019

Housing Starts Relatively Flat Off of Strength in Multifamily Sector

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.

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06/17/2019

Builder Confidence Solid in June Amidst Growing Economic Uncertainty

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.

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06/13/2019

BIA Citizen of the Year Clyde

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.

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06/11/2019

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.

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06/10/2019

NAHB Unveils Resources for Home Builders to Address Opioid Crisis

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.

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06/05/2019

BIA members receive tax credits to help further affordable housing

Dispatch: Tax credits awarded 7 to affordable housing projects in Franklin County

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06/04/2019

Builders Call on Congress to Address Housing Affordability Challenges

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.

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06/03/2019

Commercial growth coming to Delaware County

Delaware County officials plan 2,000-acre business park

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05/25/2019

Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

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.

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05/24/2019

New Home Sales Post Solid Rate of 673,000 in April

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.

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05/23/2019

Columbus housing market heats up, especially for less expensive homes

Less expensive homes are averaging 43 days on the market.

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05/23/2019

Confidence in Apartment and Condo Housing Sectors Weakens in First Quarter of 2019

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).

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05/21/2019

DAILY BUZZ: CAN ASSOCIATION CREDENTIALS REPLACE COLLEGE?

In an age of student debt, many young professionals are turning away from college. That’s where association credentialing and certificate programs come in.

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05/20/2019

Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on Trade Developments with Mexico and Canada

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.

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05/16/2019

Single-Family and Multifamily Starts Post Solid Gains in April

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.

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05/15/2019

Trade war could shake consumer confidence

Trump’s trade war with China doesn’t bode well for an already shaky U.S. housing market

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05/11/2019

Housing Affordability Holds Steady on a Year-Over-Year Basis

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. 

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