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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.

Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio Requesting Bids from Subcontractors

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10 best jobs that don’t require college degree

A four-year college is not for everyone — especially given crushing levels of student debt — but finding a good-paying job is far more difficult without a bachelor’s degree.

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Renewed demand for condos drives construction boom in central Ohio

The Columbus Dispatch

Homebuyers have reserved eight of the 13 condominiums in a new development on 6th Street Downtown. That’s not surprising, except for this:

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Feb. 11 Webinar Gets HBAs Set for Code Vote

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IBS 2016: Home design trends with the power to attract elusive millennial buyers

Day two of the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas has come and gone, and the most common thread of the event continues to be attracting millennial homebuyers.

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NAHB Forges Strategic Alliance with Houzz

The alliance enables NAHB home builder, remodeler and trade partner members to use Houzz's technology and marketing capabilities to connect with a large community of home owners actively building and renovating their homes.

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BIA’s 73rd Inaugural Honors Exceptional Members

Our 73rd annual Inaugural Celebration and Awards Ceremony, held at Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center on January 14, celebrated our industry and recognized outstanding BIA members during an event highlighted by both tradition and innovation.

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Nonprofit reaches out to Franklinton youths through rehabbing of old houses

The Columbus Dispatch

In his No. 1 dream, Quinton Mayle makes it big with his music. “I want to be at the Grand Ole Opry,” the Franklinton teen said, grinning shyly.

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Statement from NAHB Chairman Tom Woods on House Passage of Resolution Overturning WOTUS Rule

Tom Woods, chairman of NAHB and a home builder from Blue Springs, Mo., today issued the following statement on the passage of a House resolution (S. J. Res. 22) that would rescind the Environmental Protection Agency's "waters of the United States" rule:

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Oops! The Feds Screwed Up 10 Years of Housing Data

Fiscal Times

Economists and analysts who have in the past decade found themselves puzzled by the U.S. Census Bureau’s monthly survey on the construction industry may have just been vindicated.

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Single-Family Starts Reach Seven-Year High in November

Nationwide housing starts rose 10.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.173 million units in November, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

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Delaware County administrator says he's retiring this month

The Columbus Dispatch

Delaware County Administrator Tim Hansley, who has served in similar executive positions in Dublin, Pickerington and six other Ohio governments, announced Thursday what he hopes will be his final retirement.

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BIA Home & CondoQuest offers diverse options for home buyers

The region’s largest open house features dozens of new properties

The BIA of Central Ohio announced today its annual Home & CondoQuest will take place April 16-17 and 23-24, noon to 5 p.m. and on April 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. The free open house event gives prospective buyers the chance to scope out the area’s best selection of new homes and condos in neighborhoods all across central Ohio.

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New Study Suggests Strong Outlook for Green Homes

Dodge Data & Analytics' New SmartMarket Report reveals that over half of home builders expect to be doing 60% or more of their new homes green by 2020

During the prolonged housing downturn, green homes provided support to the ailing residential market and now promise to be an important element of the recovering market as well...

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Multifamily Drop Pushes Housing Starts Down 11 Percent in October, Permits Rise

Led by a steep drop in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 11 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.06 million units in October, according to newly released data from the...

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FHA Announces Condo Policy Changes

The Federal Housing Administration has announced changes to FHA condominium policies that NAHB has been pushing for.

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Statement from NAHB Chairman Tom Woods on FHA Actuarial Report

"Today's FHA report is very positive. The FHA Mutual Mortgage Fund posted an improvement of $19 billion over the past year and its capital-reserve ratio increased to 2.07%, just above the ..."

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City mulls pact to help bolster development

Marysville News

Marysville City Council is looking at a way to boost development in Millcreek Township and extend infrastructure with minimal investment.

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Get Fresh with Us on Your lunch Hour

The concept is simple. Donate your lunch money to help the Mid-Ohio Foodbank fight hunger in central Ohio. Your $10 lunch money will buy a killer burrito… OR lunch for 30 children.

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Desire to serve their community common theme among candidates

Pickerington Times-Sun

Four candidates are running for three seats on Pickerington City Council for the November 3 election.

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BIA attracts big group of builders for 2016 Parade of Homes

Columbus Business First

The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio’s smallest Parade of Homes in 10 years could be followed by one of the biggest in more than a decade.

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Destiny of old gun range now in voters' hands

Olentangy Valley News

High-end condos planned for site; opponents fight Powell's approval of housing in downtown area

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Powell Grand adjustments appease commission

Olentangy Valley News

Rental units for senior citizens planned on city's west side

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Four challengers eye trustee's seat

Olentangy Valley News

Candidates for single position on board discuss Vadata center, infighting

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Roads levy provides 'perpetual plan'

Rocky Fork Enterprise

Jefferson Township leaders say residents have the option of approving a road levy now or paying more later.

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Amorose Groomes tops campaign fundraising list

Dublin Villager

Chris Amorose Groomes has so far been the top money-raiser among candidates for seats on Dublin City Council.

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Spalding unopposed for mayor; three running for council

New Albany News

New Albany City Councilman Sloan Spalding is running unopposed for mayor and three candidates are vying for two City Council seats on Nov. 3.

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Candidates field questions on TIFs, levy

Hilliard Northwest News

Candidates for Hilliard school board met Oct. 20 at Bradley High School for a candidates night sponsored by the Interschool Parent Teacher Organization.

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Residents will decide races for mayor, three council seats

Grove City Record

Ten Grove City-municipal government candidates will be on the Nov. 3 ballot in four contested races.

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Winners of race will usher in city manager

Marysville News

Three of four ward races are opposed as city readies switch to new form of government

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