February home sales jump to highest in over a decade, but big drop expected as coronavirus injects uncertainty
CNBC PUBLISHED FRI, MAR 20 202011:10 AM EDTUPDATED FRI, MAR 20 202011:19 AM EDT Diana Olick
Low supply pushed the median home price in February up 8% annually to $270,100.
By Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch Posted Mar 31, 2020 at 4:58 AM Updated Mar 31, 2020 at 6:27 AM
The Building Industry Association of Ohio says work will keep going, as long as materials from overseas continue to arrive.
FORBES Dima Williams Contributor
From FaceTime showings of model homes to virtual-reality tours that allow shoppers to change features such as countertops and wall colors, technology serves a buffer to the current drop in foot traffic to homebuilders’ sales rooms.
HousingWire March 26, 2020, 5:35 pm By Kelsey Ramírez
Essential workers keep housing market rolling
Sarah Paynter Reporter Yahoo Finance March 23, 2020
Despite a pause in the housing market, homes and other real estate assets will likely retain their value compared to stocks and other invisible assets
Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First 3 hours ago
For Ohio's estimated 10,000 homeless people, coronavirus presents an unprecedented danger.
Los Angeles Times By BENJAMIN ORESKES, ANITA CHABRIA, DOUG SMITH MARCH 27, 20204 AM
Some cities and counties are rushing to open mass shelters and drawing up plans for how to leave some people outdoors.
PROBUILDER March 16, 2020
With quarantines and stay-at-home orders in place, builders may run up against disruptions in the supply chain or with contractor availability.
Up for Growth March 26, 2020 | Mike Kingsella and Melissa Winkler
The CARES Act provides a 15% increase to the Public Housing Fund, while also appropriating monies for Native Americans, persons with AIDS, the elderly, and persons with disabilities
The Wall Street Journal By Brandon Fuller March 16, 2020 6:36 pm ET
There’s a growing bipartisan consensus that regulatory burdens in local housing markets impede economic growth and upward mobility.
By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First 30 minutes ago
Scores of businesses are closed and hundreds of thousands of people are out of work as the state's stay-at-home order continues.
The New York Times By Emily Badger March 24, 2020, 10:31 a.m. ET
The very thing that has made cities vulnerable in a pandemic has protected them in other disasters.
A Lasting Win for Housing Supply
FORBES Dima Williams
Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae may not execute foreclosures—or foreclosure-related evictions—for 60 days starting March 18.
Housing Wire March 25, 2020, 7:00 am By Alcynna Lloyd
The conventional and government indices drop to the lowest level in March
The Wall Street Journal By Gwynn Guilford March 11, 2020 8:00 am ET
Plunging Mortgage Rates Might Not End U.S. Housing Doldrums
BY ROBERT DIETZ on MARCH 18, 2020
The three-month moving average for single-family construction is currently at a post-recession high.
March 26, 2020
NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin outlines the provisions in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package passed by the Senate late Wednesday night.
The Seattle Times March 24, 2020 at 6:58 pmBy Katherine Khashimova Long Seattle Times business reporter
Next City JARED BREY MARCH 20, 2020
The National Multifamily Housing Council, an apartment-industry group, sent a press release last week saying it was “actively working with Congress” to get financial assistance for people losing work because of the crisis, including rental assistance
NAHB March 23, 2020
The Fed will continue to purchase Treasury securities and mortgage-backed securities in amounts necessary “to support smooth market functioning.”
By: Patrick Sisson March 19, 2020 | Curbed
Social distancing means “when they can’t show a property, they can’t earn a living”
Up for Growth March 20, 2020 | Mike Kingsella and Melissa Winkler
The COVID-19 crisis has shone an even brighter light on the inequity and burden that the housing supply shortage takes on families and individuals.
NAHB MARCH 18,2020
NAHB will continue to closely monitor the situation.
This afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine announced a “stay-at-home” order effective at 11:59 pm on Monday night to last through April 6th.
Unfortunately, this will mark the high water mark for some time due to virus concerns.
NAHB MARCH 20, 2020
NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides an analysis on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak
HousingWire March 18, 2020, 1:04 pm By Ben Lane
Foreclosure moratorium will last for 60 days
Curbed By Jeff Andrews Updated Mar 18, 2020, 4:41pm EDT
The 2008 recession yielded housing bargains in subsequent years, but that probably won’t be the case for the next one
Reason CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI | 3.11.2020 10:15 AM
State legislators want to allow duplexes statewide and eliminate local governments' ability to impose aesthetic design requirements.
HosuingWire March 17, 2020, 12:53 pm By Kathleen Howley Share On
Real estate couldn’t perform its traditional rescue role last time because it was on life support
Marketplace Amy Scott Mar 11, 2020
According to the National Association of Home Builders, regulatory costs account for almost a quarter of the final sale price of a new home
CareWorks Comp has canceled their spring safety seminars that were scheduled in May
By: Jared Brey March 17, 2020 | Next City
By: Jeff Andrews March 16, 2020 | Curbed
The economy is grinding to a halt. Will the housing market follow?
Up For Growth March 13, 2020 | Mike Kingsella and Melissa Winkler
The Senate passed HB 2950 on Thursday evening just before the session adjourned for 2020. It now heads to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk for signature.
NAHB March 11 2020
NAHB supported the defeat of the measure through its State and Local Issues Fund
StarTribune By Eric Roper Star Tribune MARCH 10, 2020 — 5:25AM
Bills would limit rules that drive up prices .
By Rita Price The Columbus Dispatch By Mark Ferenchik The Columbus Dispatch Posted at 5:31 AM Updated at 8:20 AM
Advocates for central Ohio’s low-income families are calling on policymakers to move faster on solutions
By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 9, 2020 at 6:35 PM Updated Mar 9, 2020 at 8:15 PM
Orange Township: JEDD could bolster Evans Farm’s town center
BDX MARCH 9, 2020 ALAINA LATIOLAIS
home shoppers may not have a great understanding of what we mean when we talk about smart home automation.
Kasier Health News
The idea is to cut the time and as much as half the cost associated with traditional construction
Ed Brady, President and CEO of the Home Builders Institute (HBI)--the workforce training partner of NAHB--and a homebuilder of more than 30 years, issued a statement.
Dean Mon, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) issued a statement after the U.S. Department of Labor issued its final apprenticeship rule.
Falls are the leading cause of death in construction, but roofers are at an even greater risk
Housing Wire March 2, 2020, 11:23 am By Alcynna Lloyd
At a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, construction outlays totaled $1.369 trillion in January
By: Jeff Andrews March 6, 2020 | Curbed
Stocks are tanking as the virus spreads. Will housing follow?
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARCH 02, 2020 02:05 PM
The units are powered by solar panels and have efficient toilets that grind waste and push it to the sewage system.
Written By: Bill Salisbury / St. Paul Pioneer Press | Feb 25th 2020 - 4pm.
The housing task force’s first goal was to make more affordable homes a priority.
PR NewswireMarch 2, 2020
Taylor Morrison celebrates Women in Construction Week by sharing female superintendents' stories
HousingWire March 2, 2020, 3:33 pm By Kathleen Howley
The shortage increases by about 300,000 a year as homebuilding lags
March 2, 2020 | Up for Growth
Pro-housing legislation passes U.S. House of Representatives
The fourth-quarter release of the HBGI examines all the counties in the U.S. based on the 2016 presidential candidate vote totals and sheds new light on red/blue county home building conditions
Up for Growth February 28, 2020 | Mike Kingsella
single-family homes can play an important role in increasing housing supply, too.
The Columbus Dispatch Posted Mar 1, 2020 at 4:31 AM Updated Mar 1, 2020 at 6:10 AM
Recent stories by reporters Jim Weiker and Mark Ferenchik highlight how hard it is becoming to buy a house in central Ohio, as emphasized by Columbus being named the seventh worst market in the nation for homebuyers in February
By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First a day ago
A Licking County judge has sided with Wilcox Communities Ltd
TREY February 28, 2020 Contact: Katie Webster
the YIMBY Act requires reporting under the existing Consolidated Plan on the implementation of certain land use policies
By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted Feb 27, 2020 at 2:56 PM Updated at 8:17 AM
Downtown Columbus may reach 10,000 residents this year, the goal set by former Mayor Michael Coleman almost 20 years ago
By: Justin Ho February 27, 2020 | Marketplace
The Freddie Mac report says there aren’t enough houses to meet demand in 29 states
By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First Feb 26, 2020, 2:45pm EST
The pace of population growth downtown is expected to accelerate during the next three years.
By Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch
Developing golf courses a tough sell
February 19, 2020 Dean Boerner, Bisnow San Francisco Reporter
A generation of renters raised through the Great Recession, dwindling affordability and the advent of social media is leading to new and competing approaches to marketing housing.
NAHB Feb 26
The monthly number is 18.6 percent higher than the January 2019 rate and the highest monthly sales pace since July 2007
Housing Wire February 20, 2020, 5:53 pm By Ben Lane
Announces plans to nominate Wade to lead FHA
Regulations are keeping us from building the proper amount of houses in affordable price ranges
Politico By ZACHARY WARMBRODT 02/20/2020 01:14 PM EST
The report takes aim at cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, Denver and Baltimore.
MarketPlace Amy Scott Feb 18, 2020
With demand for housing back on the rise, builders need more workers than they can find
The Hill BY ZACK BUDRYK - 02/24/20 08:29 AM EST
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a $640 billion housing plan on Monday
The New York Times By Emily Badger Published Feb. 14, 2020 Updated Feb. 18, 2020
Economists say rents would fall. Neighbors fear rents would rise. New research tries to find the answer.
Associations Now BY RASHEEDA CHILDRESS / FEB 20, 2020
It has been 20 years since the U.S. Green Building Council introduced its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.
NAHB Feb. 13
Housing Affordability Crisis Explained in One Graph
Builder | Feb. 6, 2020
Just 3.5 million, or one in 16, mortgaged homes in the fourth quarter of 2019 were considered seriously underwater.
by Sarah Wray: Editor, SmartCitiesWorld
The tool aims to reduce the time it takes to manually look for available homes that are affordable and accessible.
NPR February 16, 20209:00 AM ET Heard on All Things Considered
The new measure would lift current limitations on height and density within the transit villages
Enjoy specialty sliders and appetizers along with beer, wine, and other beverages.
PUBLISHED WED, FEB 19 20208:30 AM ESTUPDATED WED, FEB 19 20202:35 PM EST
Building permits surged to a near 13-year high, pointing to sustained housing market strength amid lower mortgage rates.
By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First 3 hours ago
Realtor.com has now named us one of the toughest places in the country to buy a house.
By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 11, 2020 at 6:05 PM Updated Feb 12, 2020 at 2:15 PM
Golden Bear developer hopes to strike TIF deal with Upper Arlington
Builder | By Symone Garvett
New home design by this Columbus company has received some national attention as a potential model for affordable single-family homes and might be particularly suited for smaller, in-fill lots.
By GARY SEMAN JR. THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 15, 2020 at 7:15 AM
MORPC asks for feedback on metropolitan-transportation plan
By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First
Four developments promising 194 units of affordable housing have landed grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati.
By Mark Huffman 02/11/2020 | ConsumerAffairs
There are a far fewer homes for sale now than there was a year ago
By: Levi Pulkkinen February 14, 2020 | Investigate West
Construction of multifamily housing is seen by supporters as a win for the environment
DODGE Nicole Sullivan | AFFECT Public Relations & Social Media
Commercial and Multifamily Construction Starts Accelerated in Top Metro Areas in 2019
The New York Times By Conor Dougherty Published Feb. 13, 2020 Updated Feb. 14, 2020, 10:20 a.m. ET
When California’s housing crisis slammed into a wealthy suburb, one public servant became a convert to a radically simple doctrine.
By Logan Moore – Intern, Columbus Business First Jun 3, 2019, 6:49am EDT Updated Jun 3, 2019, 12:57pm EDT
Columbus saw an increase of 10,770 residents from July 2017 to July 2018, according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 10, 2020 at 6:35 PM Updated Feb 10, 2020 at 7:31 PM
City Council roundup: New Albany adding more sewer lines in business park
By Carrie Ghose – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First Feb 13, 2020, 7:59am EST Updated 2 hours ago
Good news coming out of the City of Columbus
CityLimits AUTHOR Sadef Ali Kully DATE February 10, 2020
Some candidates have come up with comprehensive, ambitious housing plans while others have proposed more modest responses
ThisWeek By KELLEY YOUMAN Posted Feb 10, 2020 at 6:35 PM Updated Feb 10, 2020 at 7:48 PM
Apartments have no home on Reynoldsburg’s Waggoner Road
Housing Wire February 7, 2020, 1:30 pm By Kathleen Howley
Supply shortage is choking the housing market and driving up prices
NAHB EYE ON HOUSING BY PAUL EMRATH on FEBRUARY 6, 2020 •
In January, NAHB released its new Priced-Out Estimates for 2020
By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First
Monday night, Columbus City Council voted 4-3 to approve the rezoning of the site
Denitsa Tsekova Reporter Yahoo Money February 10, 2020
Half of millennials and Gen Zers have ghosted an employer for a higher paying job opportunity elsewhere
Up For Growth February 7, 2020 | Mike Kingsella
The housing ecosystem is dynamic, and finding innovative solutions requires thoughtful engagement at all levels of government.
AXIOS KIM HART Feb 5, 2020 - Economy & Business
Homelessness is on the rise in many of America's biggest and most expensive cities — but it's a growing problem in rural areas, too.
By Jordan Yadoo and Noah Buhayar January 31, 2020, 7:40 AM EST
U.S. expansion leaves many workers with few housing options
WSJ By Katie Honan Updated Feb. 6, 2020 6:05 pm ET
Mayor de Blasio announces plan during his State of the City address
NAHB Now Filed in Trade on February 7, 2020
Currently, duties average more than 20% on Canadian lumber shipments into the United States.
By Andrew Kenney February 3, 2020
This could be the year that Colorado lawmakers give new powers to cities to encourage the construction of affordable housing
By Patrick Sisson Jan 31, 2020, 6:00am EST
New Harvard report finds market appealing to well-heeled renters, and middle-income renters feeling the squeeze
By Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First 2 hours ago
M/I Homes is breaking company records and staking its future on a growing share of less expensive homes.
By Diana Budds Jan 30, 2020, 1:00pm EST Illustration by Alyssa Nassner | Curbed
Cities and states across the country are proposing new upzoning laws to combat the housing crisis. Will they work?
By Carrie Ghose – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First 4 hours ago
By OLIVIA MINNIER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 3, 2020 at 5:35 PM
Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio’s ReStore on Bethel Road has opened
By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First 3 hours ago
Exposed brick and wide windows are a common sight in the newest living option on the Near East Side.
The Association will use the time to revitalize event
By: Felix Salmon January 30, 2020 | Axios
When home prices rise too much, there's no such urgency on the part of policymakers.
Housing Wire January 30, 2020, 1:56 pm By Julia Falcon
There were only 1.4 million units available for sale in December, the lowest level in at least 20 years, according to the National Association of Realtors.
The San Fransisco Chronicles Alexei Koseff Jan. 29, 2020 Updated: Jan. 29, 2020 8:59 a.m.
SB50 would clear a path for denser housing around public transit and in wealthy suburbs
The Advocate Editorial BoardPublished 11:27 a.m. ET Jan. 26, 2020
The question we must answer is how we handle that growth. As Johnstown Village Manager Jim Lenner tweeted: We can't control IF we grow. We can control HOW we grow.
From Site Selection magazine, January 2020 by Aaron Renn
These 10 cities are ready for the big time. They just need to act like it (Yes, Columbus is on this list)
Reuters BUSINESS NEWS JANUARY 27, 2020 / 10:06 AM / UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO
The housing market is being supported by cheaper mortgage rates after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates three times last year.
NBC News Jan. 25, 2020, 1:01 PM EST By Safia Samee Ali
The city became the nation’s first to adopt such a monumental piece of housing legislation that requires landlords to offer accessible alternatives to the traditional lump sum security deposits.
By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted at 4:55 AM Updated at 8:11 AM
Home shoppers looking for big returns last year should have bypassed Upper Arlington, skipped Powell and driven by Dublin.
By Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First an hour ago
Demand continues to outpace supply in the Central Ohio housing market.
Up for Growth January 21, 2020 | Mike Kingsella
Washington is indeed facing a severe housing shortage, most of which is centered around Seattle and Puget Sound region from which Rep. Macri hails.
By Tristan Navera –Columbus Business First an hour ago
A Michigan-based insurance company is creating a 160-person regional office in a new building in Dublin's Bridge Park.
The app can be downloaded from the App Store (for iPhone and iPad) and from Google Play (for Android devices) by searching "FHA Guide" or "NAHB
Next year, IBS and Design & Construction Week will be in Orlando Feb. 9-11, 2021
U.S. NEWS JAN. 22, 2020 / 2:08 PM ByDon Jacobson
The supply of new homes fell and prices continued to surge in December, the National Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.
Today's final rule replaces the 1986 rule and narrows the extent of federal jurisdiction by excluding isolated water bodies, "ephemeral" waters that only form in response to rain, and most ditches.
By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First an hour ago
The recovery from the Great Recession has brought tens of trillions of dollars in value to real estate property nationwide and Columbus is seeing the windfall.
Redbud Commons, An Award-Winning 55+ Community, Receives Gold Honor
MarketPlace Mitchell Hartman Jan 15, 2020
Low housing supply and high demand have pushed home prices higher. Workers’ incomes haven’t kept up.
By Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First Jan 21, 2020, 4:55pm EST
Crawford Hoying is readying to build another block of development at Bridge Park
Sergei Klebnikov Forbes Staff
The housing market makes up more than 3% of the U.S. economy
By Carrie Ghose –Columbus Business First Jan 16, 2020, 3:12pm EST
Story originally published in The Hannah Report on January 8, 2020. Copyright 2020 Hannah News Service, Inc.
LaFayette said the fundamental problem in Central Ohio that is slowing growth is workforce availability
By Carrie Ghose – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First Jan 8, 2020, 12:52pm EST Updated Jan 8, 2020, 5:16pm EST
The BIA's Take: The jobs are here, but homes for employees are not and until we solve that dilemma we will continue to see diminished growth
By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jan 11, 2020 at 12:01 AM Updated Jan 11, 2020 at 5:04 PM
CNBCPUBLISHED WED, JAN 8 202011:53 AM ESTUPDATED WED, JAN 8 20201:36 PM EST
The supply of homes for sale was 12% lower compared with December 2018, according to realtor.com.
Housing Wire January 13, 2020, 6:05 pm By Kathleen Howley
More than 400 items used for home construction are not included in the “Phase One” deal
By Associated Press, Wire Service Content Jan. 13, 2020, at 9:14 a.m. More
Residents near a planned affordable housing project in Hawaii have filed a lawsuit to prevent construction of the apartment complex.
Curbed By Jeff Andrews Jan 13, 2020, 1:00pm EST
Democrats on the left have proposed a huge expansion of public housing, but policy experts say it isn’t the answer
Alex Rodriguez will headline the Opening Ceremonies at the 2020 International Builders’ Show on Jan. 21 in Las Vegas.
MarketWatch Published: Jan 13, 2020 6:32 a.m. ET
These unexpected mortgage and sales trends would affect U.S. home sellers and buyers
HousingWire January 6, 2020, 6:50 pm By Julia Falcon
Here's proof the housing market bounced back after the market crashed
The Washington Post|By Kathy Orton Jan. 6, 2020 at 1:05 p.m. EST
The market is on better footing than it was a year ago
By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted at 4:55 AM
Despite the surge of construction in the past few years, experts say this year could be the most significant yet.
Paul Davidson USA TODAY
Builders are putting up more small, low-priced homes as demand from millennials picks up
City LAB KRISTON CAPPS JANUARY 8, 2020
HUD’s reversal of an Obama-era mandate on discrimination comes as the De Blasio administration releases its own, very different fair housing blueprint.
WSJ By Timothy Puko Updated Jan. 9, 2020 6:45 pm ET
Business, energy groups cheer proposal that environmental advocates say would hamper efforts to slow climate change
National Environmental Policy Act update needed to unlock investment, further environmental progress
The HillBY TOM DONOHUE AND SEAN MCGARVEY, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — 01/09/20 07:00 AM EST
The problem isn’t a lack of will or investment, but burdensome and outdated regulations that cause public and private projects to take longer to get approved than to get built
After Supreme Court Denial, What's Next For NIMBYs And Inclusionary Zoning? Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/affordable-housing/whats-next-for-inclusionary-zoning-102410?utm_source=
January 7, 2020 Dean Boerner, Bisnow San Francisco Reporter
Property rights activists, multifamily developers and others who may have hung their anti-inclusionary zoning hopes on Marin County must now look elsewhere
By Mark Ferenchik The Columbus Dispatch Posted Jan 8, 2020 at 5:04 PM
Columbus is one of 34 cities nationwide to be chosen for an EnVision Center to connect subsidized-housing residents to job, education, health and wellness programs.
By Hannah Poturalski – Dayton Business Journal 2 hours ago
BIA Member, Treplus Communities, expands to Centerville
MarketWatch Published: Jan 8, 2020 12:39 p.m. ET
The last presidential election may have influenced home-building activity in some areas more than others, analysts say
NAHB welcomes the latest reforms on NERA
Mark Williams The Columbus Dispatch Posted Jan 8, 2019 at 12:01 AM Updated at 7:14 AM
Dr. Lafayette challenged local governments to think more creatively about development and we could not agree more.
Salon.com ROBERT PARKER • REBECCA LEWIS JANUARY 6, 2020 8:00AM (UTC)
Cities and states are considering limits on single-family zoning, which experts say promotes sprawl and separation.
By Tristan Navera –Columbus Business First Jan 7, 2020, 12:55pm EST Updated Jan 7, 2020, 3:26pm EST
A retooled plan for a senior housing project in Dublin is back on the table.
By Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First, Jan. 8
M/I Homes saw another spike in demand for its homes in 2019.
Treplus Communities proposed 105-unit Grove City housing development lands City Council approval
CITYLAP KRISTON CAPPS JANUARY 3, 2020
Maryland joins Virginia with a new proposal to tackle the affordable housing crisis. And it’s sweeping in its ambition.
Washington Post By Jared Bernstein, Jim Parrott and Mark Zandi Jan. 2, 2020 at 6:30 a.m. EST
A severe shortage of homes for working-class and low-income families is pushing up house prices and rents across the country, putting homeownership increasingly out of reach for many Americans
FORBES Julia Brenner Dec 31, 2019, 12:41pm
As we head into a new decade, it’s time to say goodbye to some of the tired trends in residential design (we’re looking at you, barn doors in the living room and driftwood finishes) and hello to fresh ideas.
CNBC PUBLISHED THU, JAN 2 202010:36 AM ESTUPDATED THU, JAN 2 20202:48 PM EST
Spring has historically been the busiest buying season, but as competition for homes heats up across the country, January is the new April.
WSJ By Will Parker Dec. 24, 2019 7:00 am ET
Expectations for 2020 tempered after housing starts climb to levels not seen in a decade
Los Angeles Times By BENJAMIN ORESKES DEC. 17, 2019 6:30 AM
Homeless advocates celebrated the justices’ decision as the death knell for local anti-camping laws that they say criminalize homelessness.
Lucia Mutikani NEWS DECEMBER 17, 2019 / 9:09 AM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO
Boeing’s biggest assembly-line halt in more than 20 years could wreak havoc on supply chains, and offset some of the lift to business confidence from easing trade tensions
Reminder if you have registered: The Holiday Lunch & Toy Drive presented by SMC is this Wednesday, December 19.
HW December 13, 2019, 1:10 pm By Kelsey Ramírez
Innovative, or risky?
Grove City Council has approved the final development plan for Sugar Maple Commons, submitted by Columbus, Ohio-based Treplus Communities to build 105 single-story luxury apartments with attached garages.
CNBC PUBLISHED TUE, DEC 17 20198:30 AM EST UPDATED AN HOUR AGO
Lower mortgage rates continued to boost the housing market and support the broader economy.
By Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First Dec 11, 2019, 3:12pm EST
It is the highest reading since June 1999
By: Edward J. Pinto and Tobias Peter December 10, 2019 | Market Watch
Allowing 2-, 3- and 4-family structures amid single-family homes could add 10% to today’s housing stock
By Laura Newpoff Posted Nov 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM Columbus CEO
Jason Burns Sr Content Strategist Posted 11/12/2019
The skilled trades can offer another path that doesn't require a college education and lets you jump right into an apprenticeship to get hands-on training and start working in your chosen career from day one.
By Marissa Evans Star Tribune NOVEMBER 29, 2019 — 9:53PM
Developers say the plan for "inclusionary zoning" will make building harder.
November 22, 2019 | Mike Kingsella and Melissa Winkler
The bill is similar to legislation of the same name introduced by Senator Booker in the previous Congress.
BY ROSE QUINT on NOVEMBER 25, 2019 •
An NAHB poll* of American adults in the third quarter of 2019 revealed that 12% are planning a home purchase in the next 12 months.
By: Marisa Kendall November 24, 2019 | The Mercury News
SB 35 is a boon for affordable housing developers. Others, not so much
NAHB | Economics on November 25, 2019
The construction sector data includes both residential and non-residential construction.
By Tristan Navera –Columbus Business First Nov 24, 2019, 11:02am EST
Expansion is on the horizon for this large scale apartment complex developer
The Washington Post |By Haisten Willis • and Photos by Youngrae Kim November 21, 2019 at 6:30 a.m. EST
The growing popularity of transit-oriented development
By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First Nov 20, 2019, 1:07pm EST
BIA's Housing Study lends statistics
By: Jeff Stein November 16, 2019| The Washington Post
Matthew Doherty, an Obama administration pick, led council tasked with coordinating government response
By Brooks Johnson Star Tribune NOVEMBER 16, 2019 — 10:14AM
New single-family homes in Duluth are typically $300,000 and up.
By Marissa Evans Star Tribune NOVEMBER 13, 2019 — 9:51PM
"A landmark day," mayor says after the unanimous council committee vote.
14 of the Largest US Hospitals and Health Systems Are Investing $700 Million into Affordable Housing
By Good News Network -Nov 16, 2019
The national and regional health systems participating in the commitment are some of the largest private sector employers in California, Utah, and Wisconsin and also among the top 20 largest employers in their respective states.
By Susie SteimleNovember 18, 2019 at 11:20 pm
Bay Area Community Services (BACS) is the largest housing solutions program in the Bay Area and it’s largely funded by tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.
Housing WireNovember 18, 2019, 12:22 pm By Alcynna Lloyd
Homebuilder index falls to 70 points in November
RE Report NOVEMBER 11, 2019 / MICHAEL GERRITY
housing affordability rose to its highest level in three years in the third quarter of 2019
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.
NOVEMBER 4, 2019 BDX
While video is still a clear winner in terms of driving clicks, images are a close second
Redbud Commons, A Treplus Community Selected as NAHB Contest Finalist
Columbus Dispatch|Posted Nov 10, 2019 at 4:30 AM Updated Nov 10, 2019 at 6:48 AM
Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First Nov 7, 2019, 11:52am EST
New luxury condominiums coming 2020
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.
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
Bloomberg|By Noah Buhayar and Christopher Cannon November 6, 2019
California, the land of golden dreams, has become America’s worst housing nightmare.
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
Tristan Navera – Columbus Business Nov. 6
Renter savings app Rhove signs with Columbus landlord, expanding its reach
Homeowners nationwide are staying put an average of five years longer than they did in 2010, a new analysis shows
Housing Wire |November 1, 2019, 6:20 pm By Julia Falcon
New decade means new homebuyers
November 4, 20199:03 AM ET NPR
Apple is pledging $2.5 billion to confront California's housing crisis
October 29, 2019, 4:42 pm By Kelsey Ramírez
Hint: It’s not Millennials
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.
By Katie Galioto Star Tribune OCTOBER 28, 2019 — 11:31PM
Eliminating the size requirement could be one part of housing solution.
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
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.
By Colin Lecher@colinlecher Oct 22, 2019, 8:00am EDT The VERGE
HUD is considering changes, and industry is interested
By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First
BIA members meet at a Delaware County panel to discuss Density
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
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
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.”
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.
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.
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
Redistricting boundaries : Often controversial practice necessary in growing district
Redevelopment to begin on units at Columbus’ Grant and Oak
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.
Permits indicate revival of long-delayed apartment complex near Clintonville's Graceland Shopping Center
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.