Industry News

04/03/2020

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.

04/02/2020

Residential Construction Continuing

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.

04/02/2020

Homebuilders Face The Effects Of Coronavirus

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.

04/02/2020

Homebuilders: An essential business that “backstops the economy”

HousingWire March 26, 2020, 5:35 pm By Kelsey Ramírez

Essential workers keep housing market rolling

04/02/2020

Economist: 'We're Gonna Have a Shutdown in the Housing Market

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

04/01/2020

Most Ohio communities lack resources to protect homeless from coronavirus, study finds

Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First 3 hours ago

For Ohio's estimated 10,000 homeless people, coronavirus presents an unprecedented danger.

04/01/2020

Why a Fight Over Homeless People Could Determine how Much Coronavirus Hurts California

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.

03/31/2020

COVID-19: How the Coronavirus is Impacting the Housing Industry

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.

03/30/2020

COVID-19 Economic Relief Passes the Senate. How Does Housing Fare?

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

03/30/2020

‘Golden Gates’ Review: Build It Here, Build It Now

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.

03/29/2020

One Columbus CEO: Coronavirus creates an 'unprecedented' challenge for economic development

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.

03/28/2020

Density is Normally Good for Us. That Will be True After Coronavirus, too.

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.

03/27/2020

Up for Growth: Federal Advocacy Alert

A Lasting Win for Housing Supply

03/27/2020

What the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Means for Housing

FORBES Dima Williams

Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae may not execute foreclosures—or foreclosure-related evictions—for 60 days starting March 18.

03/27/2020

Mortgage Applications Fall Significantly as Coronavirus Continues to hit Housing Market

Housing Wire March 25, 2020, 7:00 am By Alcynna Lloyd

The conventional and government indices drop to the lowest level in March

03/27/2020

Low Rates Won’t Fix Housing Market’s Strains

The Wall Street Journal By Gwynn Guilford March 11, 2020 8:00 am ET

Plunging Mortgage Rates Might Not End U.S. Housing Doldrums

03/27/2020

Single-Family Starts Strong in February Before March Challenges

BY ROBERT DIETZ on MARCH 18, 2020

The three-month moving average for single-family construction is currently at a post-recession high.

03/26/2020

NAHB Podcast: Senate Passes Stimulus Package

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.

03/26/2020

Construction Industry's Workers Divided Over Staying on the job During Coronavirus Shutdown

The Seattle Times March 24, 2020 at 6:58 pmBy Katherine Khashimova Long Seattle Times business reporter

03/26/2020

Housing in Brief: What Landlords are Saying About Rent and Evictions During the Outbreak

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

03/25/2020

Fed Takes Action to Keep Credit Flowing

NAHB March 23, 2020

The Fed will continue to purchase Treasury securities and mortgage-backed securities in amounts necessary “to support smooth market functioning.”

03/25/2020

As Coronavirus Slows Real Estate Market, Agents Seek Support from Congress

By: Patrick Sisson March 19, 2020 | Curbed

Social distancing means “when they can’t show a property, they can’t earn a living”

03/24/2020

Housing is Particularly Susceptible during COVID-19. How Should Congress Address These Challenges?

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.

03/23/2020

Temporary Canada Border Closure Will Not Affect Trade

NAHB MARCH 18,2020

NAHB will continue to closely monitor the situation.

03/22/2020

DeWine Stay at Home Order Exempts Homebuilding Industry

This afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine announced a “stay-at-home” order effective at 11:59 pm on Monday night to last through April 6th.

03/22/2020

Existing Home Sales Hits 13-Year High in February

Unfortunately, this will mark the high water mark for some time due to virus concerns.

03/21/2020

An Economic Update from NAHB’s Chief Economist

NAHB MARCH 20, 2020

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides an analysis on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak

03/21/2020

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD Suspending all Foreclosures and Evictions

HousingWire March 18, 2020, 1:04 pm By Ben Lane

Foreclosure moratorium will last for 60 days

03/20/2020

Sorry, millennials: A coronavirus-induced recession won’t help you buy a house

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

03/20/2020

Minnesota Is Latest State to Consider Ban on Single-Family Zoning

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.

03/19/2020

Why the housing market might dodge the recession

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

03/19/2020

Why does it cost so much to build new houses?

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

03/18/2020

Cancellation of CareWorks Comp's Spring Seminars

CareWorks Comp has canceled their spring safety seminars that were scheduled in May

03/18/2020

Sizing up the Remaining Presidential Housing Plans

By: Jared Brey March 17, 2020 | Next City

03/17/2020

How Coronavirus is Impacting the Housing Market

By: Jeff Andrews March 16, 2020 | Curbed

The economy is grinding to a halt. Will the housing market follow?

03/16/2020

Washington Legislature Overwhelmingly Approves Extension of Key Housing Affordability Legislation

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.

03/14/2020

San Diego Builders Help Defeat Anti-Housing Ballot Measure

NAHB March 11 2020

NAHB supported the defeat of the measure through its State and Local Issues Fund

03/13/2020

Lawmakers want limits on cities' power to shape development, to lower housing costs

StarTribune By Eric Roper Star Tribune MARCH 10, 2020 — 5:25AM

Bills would limit rules that drive up prices .

03/12/2020

Advocates urge action on affordable housing in central Ohio

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

03/12/2020

Orange Township to Consider JEDD for Evans Farm

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

03/12/2020

It’s All About How You Sell It

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.

03/12/2020

Around the Corner: 3D Housing Designed for the Homeless and Needy Seniors

Kasier Health News

The idea is to cut the time and as much as half the cost associated with traditional construction

03/11/2020

Statement from HBI President and CEO Ed Brady on Department of Labor's Final Apprenticeship Rule

NAHB

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.

03/11/2020

Statement from NAHB Chairman Dean Mon on Department of Labor's Final Apprenticeship Rule

NAHB

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.

03/10/2020

Free Webinar on Fall Safety in Roofing April 16

Falls are the leading cause of death in construction, but roofers are at an even greater risk

03/10/2020

U.S. construction spending rises to an all-time high

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

03/09/2020

How Coronavirus is Impacting the Housing Market

By: Jeff Andrews March 6, 2020 | Curbed

Stocks are tanking as the virus spreads. Will housing follow?

03/07/2020

Shipping containers to provide Las Vegas affordable housing

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.

03/05/2020

First Minnesota ‘housing scorecard’ finds greatest housing shortage in decades

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.

03/05/2020

Paving the Way for More Women on Construction Sites

PR NewswireMarch 2, 2020

Taylor Morrison celebrates Women in Construction Week by sharing female superintendents' stories

03/05/2020

U.S. housing market is missing 3.3 million homes, Freddie Mac says

HousingWire March 2, 2020, 3:33 pm By Kathleen Howley

The shortage increases by about 300,000 a year as homebuilding lags

03/04/2020

U.S. House Says Yes In My Backyard

March 2, 2020 | Up for Growth

Pro-housing legislation passes U.S. House of Representatives

03/03/2020

A Red-Blue Divide on Home Construction

NAHB

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

03/03/2020

Solutions to the Housing Crisis Come in All Sizes – Including Small Homes

Up for Growth February 28, 2020 | Mike Kingsella

single-family homes can play an important role in increasing housing supply, too.

03/02/2020

Editorial: Prosperity depends on more affordable housing

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

02/29/2020

Worthington-based developer to move forward on suburban project after legal victory

By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First a day ago

A Licking County judge has sided with Wilcox Communities Ltd

02/28/2020

Yes in My Backyard Act Reported out of Financial Services Committee

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

02/28/2020

Downtown poised to hit 10,000 residents this year

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

02/28/2020

The Housing Shortage Isn't Just a Coastal Problem

By: Justin Ho February 27, 2020 | Marketplace

The Freddie Mac report says there aren’t enough houses to meet demand in 29 states

02/27/2020

Downtown Columbus could hit 10,000 residents this year.

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.

02/27/2020

Central Ohio Golf Courses and Housing

By Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch

Developing golf courses a tough sell

02/27/2020

Here's What Gen Z Actually Wants In Multifamily

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.

02/26/2020

New Home Sales Strong at Start of 2020

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

02/26/2020

Trump picks Dana Wade to serve as FHA commissioner

Housing Wire February 20, 2020, 5:53 pm By Ben Lane

Announces plans to nominate Wade to lead FHA

02/25/2020

We need to build 1 million homes each year: NAHB president

FOX Business

Regulations are keeping us from building the proper amount of houses in affordable price ranges

02/25/2020

White House slams big cities on housing, sees GDP growth below 2.5 percent

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.

02/25/2020

Homebuilders still need more workers

MarketPlace Amy Scott Feb 18, 2020

With demand for housing back on the rise, builders need more workers than they can find

02/24/2020

Biden proposes $640B housing plan

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

02/24/2020

A Luxury Apartment Rises in a Poor Neighborhood. What Happens Next?

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.

02/23/2020

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS HELP WORLD TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

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.

02/23/2020

Housing Affordability Chart Shows Market Realities That Builders Deal With

NAHB Feb. 13

Housing Affordability Crisis Explained in One Graph

02/22/2020

Solid Equity Report on Homeowner Status

Builder | Feb. 6, 2020

Just 3.5 million, or one in 16, mortgaged homes in the fourth quarter of 2019 were considered seriously underwater.

02/21/2020

Zillow Launches Affordable Housing Search Tool for Seattle

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.

02/21/2020

Amid Climate And Housing Crises, Cities Struggle To Place Housing Near Transit

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

02/20/2020

The Lakes Country Club is hosting an open house

Enjoy specialty sliders and appetizers along with beer, wine, and other beverages.

02/20/2020

US housing starts fall, while building permits near a 13-year high

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.

02/20/2020

Columbus is one of the country's toughest markets to find a home, report says

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.

02/20/2020

Upper Arlington Proposal Includes Condos

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

02/19/2020

Affordable/Small House Design by Moody Nolan

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.

02/19/2020

MORPC Seeks Feedback on Transportation Plan

By GARY SEMAN JR. THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 15, 2020 at 7:15 AM

MORPC asks for feedback on metropolitan-transportation plan

02/19/2020

4 Central Ohio projects awarded Affordable Housing Program grants

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.

02/17/2020

The housing shortage is getting worse, report finds

By Mark Huffman 02/11/2020 | ConsumerAffairs

There are a far fewer homes for sale now than there was a year ago

02/16/2020

Make way for Duplexes: Washington Could Join Oregon in Banning Single-Family-Only Zoning

By: Levi Pulkkinen February 14, 2020 | Investigate West

Construction of multifamily housing is seen by supporters as a win for the environment

02/15/2020

Commercial/Multi-family Growth

DODGE Nicole Sullivan | AFFECT Public Relations & Social Media

Commercial and Multifamily Construction Starts Accelerated in Top Metro Areas in 2019

02/14/2020

Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build

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.

02/14/2020

Ranking Columbus: Here's how we compare with other fast-growing cities

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.

02/14/2020

New Albany Adding Sewer Lines

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

02/13/2020

Ginther State of the City: 2020 is 'year of action' on affordable housing

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

02/13/2020

This Year, Running for President Means Talking About the Housing Crisis

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

02/12/2020

Reynoldsburg Council Opposing Multi-family Option in Rezoning

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

02/12/2020

U.S. Inventory of Homes for Sale Reaches Record low

Housing Wire February 7, 2020, 1:30 pm By Kathleen Howley

Supply shortage is choking the housing market and driving up prices

02/12/2020

63 Million Households Are Unable to Afford a $250,000 Home

NAHB EYE ON HOUSING BY PAUL EMRATH on FEBRUARY 6, 2020 •

In January, NAHB released its new Priced-Out Estimates for 2020

02/11/2020

South side housing development advances despite neighborhood pushback

By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First

Monday night, Columbus City Council voted 4-3 to approve the rezoning of the site

02/11/2020

Career Builder's CEO: Young people are 'ghosting' employers

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

02/11/2020

Removing Barriers to Housing Will Require Action at all Levels of Government

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.

02/11/2020

Homelessness Isn't Just a big City Problem

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.

02/10/2020

The U.S. Housing Crisis Is Making Its Way to the Heartland

By Jordan Yadoo and Noah Buhayar January 31, 2020, 7:40 AM EST

U.S. expansion leaves many workers with few housing options

02/08/2020

New York City Wants More Basement Apartments to Tackle Housing Crunch

WSJ By Katie Honan Updated Feb. 6, 2020 6:05 pm ET

Mayor de Blasio announces plan during his State of the City address

02/07/2020

Lumber Duties Could be Cut by More than 50% in August

NAHB Now Filed in Trade on February 7, 2020

Currently, duties average more than 20% on Canadian lumber shipments into the United States.

02/07/2020

After 20 Years, Colorado May Reverse Decision That Limits Cities’ Affordable Housing Powers

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

02/07/2020

U.S. renters are richer, older, and have larger households

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

02/06/2020

M/I Homes plans to ride cheaper homes to growth in 2020

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.

02/06/2020

Will upzoning neighborhoods make homes more affordable?

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?

02/05/2020

Why 10 affordable homes in Franklinton represent a new model for the city-county land trust

By Carrie Ghose – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First 4 hours ago

02/05/2020

NW Columbus Habitat ReStore Opens

By OLIVIA MINNIER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 3, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio’s ReStore on Bethel Road has opened

02/04/2020

Historic Near East Side school building transformed into apartments

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.

02/03/2020

The BIA will postpone 2020 BIA Parade of Homes

The Association will use the time to revitalize event

02/02/2020

The new Housing Crisis

By: Felix Salmon January 30, 2020 | Axios

When home prices rise too much, there's no such urgency on the part of policymakers.

01/31/2020

2020's housing market is coming in like a lion. Will it last?

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.

01/31/2020

California’s SB50 bill to allow denser housing faces make-or-break vote

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

01/30/2020

Our view: We must be prepared for growth in Licking County

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.

01/29/2020

Site Selection Magazine Features Needs for Growth in Columbus Region

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)

01/29/2020

U.S. new home sales drop for third straight month in December

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.

01/28/2020

Cincinnati passes bill giving renters alternatives to security deposits

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.

01/27/2020

Buyers pushed up prices in central Ohio’s affordable neighborhoods in 2019

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.

01/27/2020

What's it going to take for the central Ohio housing market to even out?

By Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First an hour ago

Demand continues to outpace supply in the Central Ohio housing market.

01/26/2020

Washington Becomes Latest State to Consider Statewide Zoning Reform

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.

01/25/2020

Exclusive: Michigan-based insurance company to bring 200 jobs to Dublin's Bridge Park

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.

01/25/2020

New App Helps Builders Meet Accessibility Requirements of Fair Housing Act

NAHB

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

01/24/2020

Strong Attendance at 2020 Builders' Show Reflects Industry Optimism

Next year, IBS and Design & Construction Week will be in Orlando Feb. 9-11, 2021

01/24/2020

U.S. Housing Inventory Still Shrinking, Price Increases Accelerate

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.

01/23/2020

EPA Administrator to Announce New WOTUS Rule at International Builders' Show

NAHB

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.

01/23/2020

Columbus' housing stock is worth a whole lot more since the recession, report finds

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.

01/23/2020

BIA Member, Treplus Communities, Recieves Gold Honor for Redbud Commons

Redbud Commons, An Award-Winning 55+ Community, Receives Gold Honor

01/22/2020

Unaffordable housing and slower job growth go hand in hand

MarketPlace Mitchell Hartman Jan 15, 2020

Low housing supply and high demand have pushed home prices higher. Workers’ incomes haven’t kept up.

01/22/2020

Another block of development planned at Bridge Park

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

01/18/2020

U.S. Homebuilding Hits 13-Year High, Showing Some Recovery In Housing Market

Sergei Klebnikov Forbes Staff

The housing market makes up more than 3% of the U.S. economy

01/17/2020

These neighborhoods' success will be key to growth across Columbus, city official says

By Carrie Ghose –Columbus Business First Jan 16, 2020, 3:12pm EST

01/17/2020

Economist Sees Slow Growth, No Recession for Central Ohio

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

01/16/2020

Fast-growing logistics company moves to new HQ in Dublin

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

01/16/2020

Dublin P&Z Considers Senior Housing

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jan 11, 2020 at 12:01 AM Updated Jan 11, 2020 at 5:04 PM

01/16/2020

The shortage of homes for sale is getting much worse, even in luxury

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.

01/15/2020

U.S.-China trade deal gives no relief to homebuilders

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

01/15/2020

Neighbors Sue to Block Hawaii Affordable Housing Complex

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.

01/14/2020

Affordable housing is in crisis. Is public housing the solution?

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

01/14/2020

Baseball Legend Alex Rodriguez to Headline IBS Opening Ceremonies

NAHB NOW

Alex Rodriguez will headline the Opening Ceremonies at the 2020 International Builders’ Show on Jan. 21 in Las Vegas.

01/14/2020

Opinion: 5 ways the housing market will surprise us all in 2020

MarketWatch Published: Jan 13, 2020 6:32 a.m. ET

These unexpected mortgage and sales trends would affect U.S. home sellers and buyers

01/14/2020

Here's how many homes were built in the last decade

HousingWire January 6, 2020, 6:50 pm By Julia Falcon

Here's proof the housing market bounced back after the market crashed

01/14/2020

Experts predict what the 2020 housing market will bring

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

01/13/2020

Construction projects poised to transform central Ohio this year

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.

01/13/2020

Buying a new house may now be easier for millennials as more starter homes get built

Paul Davidson USA TODAY

Builders are putting up more small, low-priced homes as demand from millennials picks up

01/12/2020

As Trump Ditches a Fair Housing Rule, New York City Doubles Down

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.

01/11/2020

Trump Moves to Speed Infrastructure Projects by Curbing Environmental Reviews

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

01/11/2020

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

01/11/2020

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

01/10/2020

Columbus to test fed’s one-stop housing sites

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.

01/10/2020

Columbus developer planning 'active living' community in Centerville

By Hannah Poturalski – Dayton Business Journal 2 hours ago

BIA Member, Treplus Communities, expands to Centerville

01/10/2020

How a Trump win in 2020 could reshape housing markets across America

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

01/09/2020

Statement from NAHB CEO Jerry Howard on Proposed NEPA Reforms

NAHB welcomes the latest reforms on NERA

01/09/2020

Economist predicts slower job growth for central Ohio in 2020

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.

01/09/2020

America’s love affair with the single-family house is cooling, but it won’t be a quick breakup

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.

01/08/2020

Schottenstein proposes 90 homes, senior living facility for 45-acre Dublin site

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.

01/08/2020

M/I Homes saw a surge in demand for housing in 2019

By Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First, Jan. 8

M/I Homes saw another spike in demand for its homes in 2019.

01/07/2020

Grove City Apartments Get Approved

Treplus Communities proposed 105-unit Grove City housing development lands City Council approval

01/06/2020

Denser Housing is Gaining Traction on America's East Coast

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.

01/05/2020

The conundrum affordable housing poses for the nation

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

01/03/2020

Industry Experts Predict Top 5 Trends In Residential Housing For 2020

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.

01/02/2020

Competition for housing is so high, the spring market is starting now

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.

12/30/2019

Home-Builder Rally Fueled by Low Interest Rates, Millennials

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

12/20/2019

Supreme Court leaves cities with one option on homelessness: More housing

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.

12/19/2019

U.S. housing market regaining steam; manufacturing stabilizing

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

12/18/2019

[Duplicate] Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) Holiday Lunch & Toy Drive

Reminder if you have registered: The Holiday Lunch & Toy Drive presented by SMC is this Wednesday, December 19.

12/18/2019

Startup plans to allow consumers to purchase homes without a mortgage

HW December 13, 2019, 1:10 pm By Kelsey Ramírez

Innovative, or risky?

12/17/2019

BIA Member, Treplus Communities, secures approval for Sugar Maple Commons

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.

12/17/2019

US housing starts rise more than expected, with permits at a 12-1/2-year high

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.

12/17/2019

$275M Hilliard development put on hold for now

By Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First Dec 11, 2019, 3:12pm EST

12/16/2019

Builder Confidence Climbs to a 20-Year High

NAHB Now

It is the highest reading since June 1999

12/12/2019

Opinion: To solve the problem of unaffordable entry-level housing, abolish single-family zoning

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

12/10/2019

Hamilton Parker makes big bet on the longevity of bricks and mortar

By Laura Newpoff Posted Nov 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM Columbus CEO

12/03/2019

A Parent's Guide To Their Kid's Future Careers In The Skilled Trades

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.

12/02/2019

Minneapolis eyes permanent policy for mixed-income communities

By Marissa Evans Star Tribune NOVEMBER 29, 2019 — 9:53PM

Developers say the plan for "inclusionary zoning" will make building harder.

11/30/2019

The HOME Act’s Approach to Housing Affordability

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.

11/28/2019

Fewer than Half of Prospective Buyers Are Actively Looking for a Home

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.

11/27/2019

Is California’s most controversial new housing production law working?

By: Marisa Kendall November 24, 2019 | The Mercury News

SB 35 is a boon for affordable housing developers. Others, not so much

11/25/2019

Construction Employment On the Rise Across Most of the Country

NAHB | Economics on November 25, 2019

The construction sector data includes both residential and non-residential construction.

11/25/2019

Columbus developer Lifestyle Communities expanding to 4 new cities

By Tristan Navera –Columbus Business First Nov 24, 2019, 11:02am EST

Expansion is on the horizon for this large scale apartment complex developer

11/22/2019

Are Transit Oriented Developments the Answer to the Affordable Housing Shortage?

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

11/21/2019

New housing development in Central Ohio is slowing down, report shows

By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First Nov 20, 2019, 1:07pm EST

BIA's Housing Study lends statistics

11/21/2019

Trump Administration Ousts Top Homelessness Official as White House Prepares Broad Crackdown

By: Jeff Stein November 16, 2019| The Washington Post

Matthew Doherty, an Obama administration pick, led council tasked with coordinating government response

11/21/2019

Duluth giving away land to spark affordable housing projects

By Brooks Johnson Star Tribune NOVEMBER 16, 2019 — 10:14AM

New single-family homes in Duluth are typically $300,000 and up.

11/20/2019

Minneapolis City Council Committee Approves $18 Million for Affordable Housing Trust Fund Projects

By Marissa Evans Star Tribune NOVEMBER 13, 2019 — 9:51PM

"A landmark day," mayor says after the unanimous council committee vote.

11/20/2019

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.

11/19/2019

Dozens say Taxpayer-Funded Housing Program put Them Back on the Street

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.

11/19/2019

U.S. homebuilder confidence weakens in November

Housing WireNovember 18, 2019, 12:22 pm By Alcynna Lloyd

Homebuilder index falls to 70 points in November

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

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.

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

11/11/2019

BIA member is an NAHB finalist

Trepluscommunities.com

Redbud Commons, A Treplus Community Selected as NAHB Contest Finalist

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10/09/2019

Support Grows for the YIMBY Act

October 8, 2019 | Up for Growth

13 organizations now support important pro-housing legislation

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.

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.”

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

09/19/2019

Housing Starts Post Healthy Gains in August

NAHB

This is the highest level since May 2007

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

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

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.”

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

07/30/2019

America’s Housing Affordability Crisis Spreads to the Heartland

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

07/10/2019

Powell Mixed Use Project Moving Forward

Planned development at Home and Steitz roads entering homestretch

07/10/2019

Dublin School District Boundaries Changing

Redistricting boundaries : Often controversial practice necessary in growing district

07/10/2019

Columbus Apartments Proceeding

Redevelopment to begin on units at Columbus’ Grant and Oak

07/02/2019

Upper Arlington Mixed Use Proposal Moves Forward at Five Stories

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

07/02/2019

Northland Getting Senior Development

More senior housing planned for Northland

07/02/2019

Pickerington Schools Planning for Growth

Enrollment growth driving Pickerington Schools’ summer projects

07/02/2019

Delaware City Wrestles with Collector Street Challenge

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

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.

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

06/25/2019

New Albany Annexation for New Data Center

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

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.

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

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.

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.

06/18/2019

BIA Member, M/I Homes opened up nearly 80 homes in Grandview Yard this past weekend

M/I Homes opens new Grandview Yard development

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

06/03/2019

Commercial growth coming to Delaware County

Delaware County officials plan 2,000-acre business park

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.

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.

05/23/2019

Columbus housing market heats up, especially for less expensive homes

Less expensive homes are averaging 43 days on the market.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

09/01/2015

Miller of J.S. Brown & Co. Wins Professional Remodeler Design Award

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.

09/01/2015

Mary Shipley Interiors Wins Best of Houzz Award

Mary Shipley Interiors has been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of the 2015 Best of Houzz - Design award.

07/01/2015

BIA Clay Target Shoot Was a Smash

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.

07/01/2015

Traffic is Up for Home and CondoQuest

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.

07/01/2015

Marketing Stars Shine Brightly at MAME

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.

04/17/2015

Blendon Gardens team helps clean up Columbus

On March 28 the Blendon Gardens team, led by Patrick Affourtit, braved cold temperatures to take part in KickButt Columbus 2015.

04/17/2015

Rockford Homes Transitions to New President

Rockford Homes has promoted company veteran, Donald R. Wick, to the position of president.

04/17/2015

Residential Designed Solutions Is NARI 2015 Regional CotY Winner

Residential Designed Solutions, Inc. has been named by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) as the 2015 Regional CotY...

04/17/2015

NJW Wins 2015 Best of Lancaster Award

NJW Construction, Inc. has been selected for the 2015 Best of Lancaster Award in the Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling category.

01/01/2015

KP Designs & Associates wins Columbus CEO Award

On October 15, KP Designs & Associates LLC won Columbus CEO Magazine’s 2014 Best Interior Design Firm in Columbus award.

03/01/2014

Donate -- and Support Our New Parade Partner

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.

03/01/2014

LEF Architects Wins Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

LEF Architects, LLC of Pickerington, Ohio, has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.

01/01/2014

Renninger Wins Readers Choice Award

Ralph Renninger of RE/MAX Premier Choice was recently named the Number #2 Realtor in central Ohio by ThisWeek Community News readers.

01/01/2014

DuPont Introduces Revolutionary Insulated, Breathable Air and Water Barrier Building Wrap

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.

11/01/2013

Jeff Worly Named Worly Plumbing Supply President

Worly Plumbing Supply Chairman and CEO Jay Worly recently announced the appointment of Jeff Worly as President and COO of Worly Plumbing Supply.

11/01/2013

Holt Launches Innovative Vocational Program for Scioto Youth

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.

11/01/2013

Misiolek Earns Professional Education Designations

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.

08/28/2013

Isaac Wiles Law Firm Opens June 1

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.

08/01/2013

Open House Strengthens Client Relationships at The Cleary Company

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.

07/22/2013

Hylas Stemen Joins Residential Designed Solutions

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.

05/01/2013

George Cleary Honored by Ohio Senate

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.

01/23/2013

Organized Home Remodeling Honord as a Consumers' Choice Award Winner

Organized Home Remodeling a licensed Design/Build remodeling company was named a 2012 Consumers Choice Award Winner in the Closet Organizers - Custom Built category.

12/07/2012

America's Floor Source Opens New Location in Cleveland, Ohio

Dec. 7, 2012

America's Floor Source, one of the nation's largest flooring companies, recently opened its seventh Midwest showroom in Cleveland, Ohio.

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