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

08/21/2016

On the House | Boy's Lego job: Design, build model Parade home

The Columbus Dispatch

Jacob Dickman spent much of his summer in his room with Legos. That might sounds like a waste of three months until you understand that Jacob was paid for his efforts.

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08/16/2016

Multifamily Uptick Pushes Overall Housing Starts Up 2.1 Percent in July

Nationwide housing starts rose 2.1 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.21 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

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08/15/2016

Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes in August rose two points to 60 from a downwardly revised reading of 58 in July on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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08/11/2016

Trump Vows to Cut Burdensome Regulations in Address to Home Builders

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today vowed to cut regulations that are hurting the housing and economic recovery. Speaking before the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Board of Directors at their Midyear Meeting in Miami, Trump said that overregulation is costing the economy $2 trillion per year.

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08/11/2016

Rising Home Prices Affect Housing Affordability in the Second Quarter

Solid home price appreciation more than offset a modest reduction in mortgage interest rates to push housing affordability lower in the second quarter of 2016, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

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08/10/2016

Top Clinton Economic Advisor Cites Importance of Housing to the Economy

Gene Sperling, a top economic advisor to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, today said that housing will play an important role in a Clinton administration.

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08/08/2016

Evans Farm to bring 'new urbanism' to Delaware County with thousands of homes, school, town center

Columbus Business First

Much of the residential and commercial development in Delaware County has sprouted up in fields of corn, soybeans and other crops, making it one of Ohio’s fastest-growing counties over the past few years.

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08/07/2016

Advertise in the Parade of Homes Event Guide

Reach home buyers during the 2016 BIA Parade of Homes through the Event Guide distributed September 11.

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08/04/2016

Second Quarter Results Show 55+ Housing Market Remains in Positive Territory

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remains in positive territory in the second quarter with a reading of 57, up one point from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This is the ninth consecutive quarter with a reading above 50.

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08/04/2016

Housing Markets Continue Gradual Climb Back to Normal

Markets in 146 of the approximately 340 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the second quarter of 2016, according to the NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI) released today. This represents a year-over-year net gain of 66 markets.

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08/01/2016

2017 International Builders' Show Registration Opens

Special Registration Discounts Offered Through August

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration today for the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world.

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07/29/2016

OSHA Crystalline Silica Standards Training Session

The new OSHA standards take effect in June 2017 for the construction industry and June 2018 for general industry and maritime. The rule significantly reduces the amount of silica dust that workers can be exposed to on the job.

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07/27/2016

New Poll Shows Housing Remains a Priority for Most Americans

An overwhelming four-out-of-five Americans believe that owning a home is a good investment, according to a recent poll commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to gauge public sentiment on the value of homeownership ...

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07/26/2016

New Home Sales Reach Highest Level Since February 2008

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.5 percent in June from an upwardly revised May reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units...

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07/20/2016

Bob Webb Homes named 2016 Parade Foundation Home

The Building Industry Association of central Ohio announced today that this year’s BIA Parade Foundation Home is built by Bob Webb Homes. The 2016 Parade of Homes is slated for Sept. 3-18 at Verona in Powell.

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07/18/2016

Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in July fell one point to 59 from a June reading of 60 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

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07/15/2016

Statement from NAHB First Vice Chairman Granger MacDonald on Cantwell-Hatch-Wyden Bill

Granger MacDonald, first vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and tax credit developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement regarding legislation introduced by Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and co-sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.):

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07/15/2016

Senate Approves Legislation to Reform Affordable Housing Programs

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended Senate passage of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016, legislation that includes many NAHB-supported bipartisan fixes to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development programs.

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07/14/2016

Overtime Bill Would Help Business Owners and Workers

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) for introducing legislation that helps small businesses and their workers by mitigating the effects of the U.S. Department of Labor's unprecedented doubling of the overtime threshold.

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07/07/2016

Boomers Move In on Millennial Housing Stock

As boomers retire and millennials start families, they’re buying the same houses for very different reasons.

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06/30/2016

Builders Urge Caution as Congress Reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program

Extreme flood insurance rate hikes and inaccurate floodplain maps drive up the cost of homeownership and threaten small businesses, the nation's home builders told Congress today.

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06/27/2016

Statement from NAHB Chairman Ed Brady on Court Decision to Halt Persuader Rule

Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill., issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas' decision in National Federation of Independent Business et al. V. Perez et. al. granting the Plaintiff's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction:

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06/24/2016

Statement from NAHB Chairman Ed Brady on the GOP Tax Policy Agenda

Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill., today issued the following statement regarding the tax policy plank of House Speaker Paul Ryan's six-part policy agenda:

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06/24/2016

Zillow: The Action Is In Entry-Level Homes

The bottom third of the housing market has grown increasingly competitive, with fewer price cuts on listed homes and faster growing home values than more expensive homes, according to the May Zillow Real Estate Market Reports.

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06/23/2016

New Home Sales Fall 6 Percent in May from Strong April Reading

Sales of newly built, single-family homes dropped 6 percent in May from a downwardly revised April reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 551,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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06/21/2016

House Approves NAHB-Supported Health Care Bill

The House today approved the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (H.R. 5447), legislation championed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) that would allow small business owners to help their employees pay for health insurance.

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06/17/2016

Housing Production Holds Steady in May

Nationwide housing starts were virtually unchanged in May, inching down 0.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Overall permit issuance edged up 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million.

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06/16/2016

Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in June

After holding steady for the past four months, builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes rose two points in June to a level of 60 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the highest reading since January 2016.

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