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

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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11/09/2017

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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10/19/2017

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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10/14/2017

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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10/05/2017

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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09/27/2017

Study Finds Green Home Building Continues to Gain Traction

One third of builders surveyed say green building is a significant share of overall activity, and many have built a net zero home.

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09/27/2017

New Home Sales Fall 3.4 Percent in August

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in August fell 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000 units from an upwardly revised July 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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09/19/2017

Housing Production Holds Steady in August

Nationwide housing starts fell 0.8 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.18 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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09/15/2017

NAHB Members Celebrate Professional Women in Building Week

Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) are celebrating Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week Sept. 18 - 22. The goals of PWB Week are to highlight the many contributions women make to the residential construction industry and offer an opportunity for PWB members to share the value of council membership.

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09/15/2017

Builder Confidence Drops Three Points As Hurricanes Add Uncertainty

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell three points to a level of 64 in September from a downwardly revised August reading of 67 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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09/15/2017

NAHB Commends Confirmation of Pamela Patenaude as HUD Deputy Secretary

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement on the Senate confirmation of Pamela Patenaude as deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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09/13/2017

NAHB Commends Nomination of Brian Montgomery as FHA Commissioner

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Brian Montgomery to run the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

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08/31/2017

NAHB Calls on Stakeholders to Band Together during Rebuilding of Texas Gulf Coast

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement on the need for collaboration among key stakeholders as communities look to rebuild.

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08/30/2017

NAHB Calls on Administration to Protect Consumers Against Price Gauging as Communities Rebuild

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement on the need for fairly priced building materials as the people of Texas and Louisiana look to rebuild their communities following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

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08/24/2017

Apartment and Condominium Market Bounces Back to Trend in Second Quarter

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), posted a gain of eight points to 56 in the second quarter.

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