Industry News

08/04/2020

Rent and other monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

PBS Economy Jul 31, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1.

08/03/2020

BIA builder members weigh in on new build surge in central Ohio

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted at 5:00 AM Updated at 5:40 AM

Coronavirus outbreak boosts new home sales in central Ohio

08/01/2020

Grandview Yard Single Family Housing Continues

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jul 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM

M/I Homes builds on city’s attributes with Grandview Yard housing

07/31/2020

M/I Homes sales hit record during pandemic

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted Jul 29, 2020 at 9:16 AM

Revenue for the quarter rose 15% to an all-time high of $714 million.

07/31/2020

The Tech Industry Exacerbated the Housing Crisis. Here's What Google is Doing to fix it

Fast Company

A year ago, Google pledged $1 billion to address the Bay Area housing crisis the tech boom helped cause. How much affordable housing does that build?

07/30/2020

NE Columbus Apartments Considered

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jul 27, 2020 at 7:30 AM

BIA Member, Metro Development, plans hundreds of apartments on Hamilton Road west of New Albany

07/30/2020

America's Next Housing Crisis: How the Pandemic is Pushing Renters to the Brink

FORBES Sam Chandan, PhDContributor

Already by mid-July, the Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey showed just over 20% of renters had missed or deferred last month’s rent.

07/29/2020

A Foreclosure Crisis Could Still Happen

Housing Wire By Jeff Andrews Jul 27, 2020, 11:00am EDT

Homeowners are falling behind on their payments, but government policies are keeping them in their homes.

07/29/2020

Coronavirus gives millennials rare home-buying opportunity

Fox Business By Jonathan GarberFOXBusiness

Some have been saving for a home since the end of the Great Recession

07/28/2020

Franklin County property values coming

By Marc Kovac The Columbus Dispatch Posted at 5:15 AM Updated at 7:13 AM

Under state law, properties are reappraised every six years, with an update on some conducted three years afterward.

07/27/2020

NAHB Accepting Associate Awards Applications Through Sept 18

NAHB

NAHB's Associates of Excellence Awards offer Associate Members several opportunities to be acknowledged for their remarkable contributions to the housing industry at the local, state and national levels.

07/25/2020

A Vital Lifeline for the Production of Affordable Housing

NAHB Now July 23, 2020

The housing credit also has been a success story in terms of generating jobs and economic impact for communities

07/24/2020

The BIA Recognizes the Industry’s Top Sales and Marketing Professionals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2020

BIG Night was created to honor the top achievers in the new home industry. BIG award winners cross all BIA membership ranks and include builders, interior designers, architects, landscapers, suppliers, remodelers, realtors and more.

07/24/2020

New Home PSI: Pending New Home Sales Hit An Index High In June

Meyers Research JUL 22, 2020

Pending new home sales hit a record high in June, highlighting the remarkable turnaround in the housing market since mid-March.

07/23/2020

Mother-In-Law Units Helping to Fill Housing Demand

Mortgage Daily BY: JANN SWANSON July 21, 2020

National growth rate of ADUs averaging 8.6 percent annually between 2009 and 2019.

07/23/2020

How to Avert the Next Housing Crisis

Curbed By Nate Berg Jul 20, 2020, 1:30pm EDT

After a role at the United Nations, Leilani Farha launched a new effort to protect housing rights.

07/22/2020

Builders Try to Meet Overwhelming Inventory Demand: Double Digit Gains in Home Starts

RISMedia Staff

Regionally, overall housing starts (both single- and multi-family) are 2.2. percent higher in the Midwest

07/21/2020

Coronavirus costing Ohio households dearly, survey shows

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted Jul 17, 2020 at 11:17 AM

A new statewide survey commissioned by Ohio Realtors shows how deeply the coronavirus pandemic is cutting into Ohio’s households and economy.

07/21/2020

With Coronavirus on the Rise Again, is the Housing Market Weakening?

FORBES Dima WilliamsContributor July 17, 2020

While home sale agreements remain above the bottom observed in April, in the first full week of July, they dropped to a level not seen since mid-May

07/20/2020

Builder Confidence Rallies to Pre-Pandemic Level in July

NAHB Now July 16, 2020

The HMI now stands at the solid pre-pandemic reading in March before the outbreak affected much of the nation.

07/20/2020

Coronavirus has emptied out office buildings. Could they help solve the housing crisis?

Fast Company 07-17-207:00 AM BY NATE BERG

Homes have turned into offices. Will offices turn into homes?

07/19/2020

Housing starts gain steam as builders ramp up construction despite pandemic

By Jacob Passy Published: Jul 17, 2020 9:16 am ET

New home construction activity increased 17% between May and June

07/19/2020

30-Year Mortgage Rate Reaches Lowest Level Ever: 2.98%

WSJ By Orla McCaffrey July 16, 2020 10:05 am ET

Coronavirus has upended markets around the world. Its effect on the 30-year mortgage is especially significant.

07/18/2020

New development to rise in place of stalled 'cargominiums'

By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First an hour ago

The developers behind a novel affordable housing concept are clearing the slate for a more conventional project.

07/17/2020

Residential Construction Offers New Job Opportunities During Economic Recovery

NAHB Now

home builders and remodelers added 83,200 jobs in June, after gaining 224,200 in May

07/16/2020

It’s official: The U.S. won’t see a housing bubble crash anytime soon

Housing Wire July 15, 2020, 4:59 pm By Logan Mohtashami

After holding out for July 15 housing data, HousingWire's housing data analyst is making the call

07/16/2020

Homebuilders Just saw the Strongest June Sales Since the Last Housing Boom, as Pandemic Pushes More Buyers to the Suburbs

Dana Olick CNBC PUBLISHED MON, JUL 13 202011:24 AM EDTUPDATED MON, JUL 13 202011:51 AM EDT

It was the largest annual gain since homebuilding began again following the epic housing crash a decade ago.

07/15/2020

Apple puts $400 million toward affordable housing

Axios Kim Hart, author of Cities

07/14/2020

The YIMBY Act Can Be a Catalyst for Housing Equity

Up for Growth July 10, 2020 | Mike Kingsella and Melissa Winkler

Implementing pro-housing policies that help increase housing affordability, access, and equity is one of the primary drivers behind the Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act, S. 1919 in the Senate and H.R. 4351 in the House.

07/13/2020

Is now a good time to buy a home? Over 60% of surveyed Americans say yes

Housing Wire July 7, 2020, 2:59 pm By Alex Roha

That's a 9-point climb in Fannie Mae’s HPSI measurement

07/11/2020

What will the rest of the year spell for the housing market?

By Dima Williams July 9, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. EDT

Home buyers’ vigor has powered the national housing market, despite declines in mostly all economic indicators.

07/10/2020

America’s looming housing catastrophe, explained

Vox By Jen Kirbyjen.kirby@vox.com Jul 8, 2020, 10:00am EDT

“The United States is facing an eviction crisis of biblical proportions.”

07/08/2020

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Extend Forbearance for Multifamily Property Owners

NAHB June 29

The forbearance extension is available for qualified properties with an Enterprise-backed multifamily mortgage experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus national emergency.

07/07/2020

Pandemic Pushes Affordable Home Prices Higher

Mreport

This increased in buyer interest and activity is especially seen in the niche of first-time buyers.

07/06/2020

Home Buyers Overwhelm U.S. Housing Supply

BY BECKIE STRUM | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JULY 1, 2020 | MANSION GLOBAL

Activity is springing back faster in major metro areas, where the median asking price in June was nearly 6% higher than a year ago

07/03/2020

Housing Leader Calls for More Affordable Construction Requirement

by Alissa Widman Neese The Columbus Dispatch Posted Jun 26, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Nonprofit pledges to tackle racial injustice in central Ohio housing

07/02/2020

Columbus homes selling fastest in the U.S.

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted at 1:41 PM

A new study confirms what many central Ohio home shoppers already suspect: Nowhere in the country do homes sell faster than in Columbus.

07/02/2020

Five Ways Local Governments can Spur Development of Affordable Housing

Next City ERIN O’DONNELL JUNE 30, 2020

The National Low Income Housing Coalition reports that the United States has a shortage of about 7 million rental homes for people earning extremely low incomes.

07/01/2020

Delware City accused of housing discrimination

The Delaware Gazette By Glenn Battishill

Lawsuit filed Monday by Seattle House

07/01/2020

The housing market is showing signs of a comeback

By Anna Bahney, CNN Business Updated 4:17 PM ET, Mon June 29, 2020

The spike in May was the highest monthly gain since NAR began tracking in 2001, and it was an indication that demand for homes remains strong

07/01/2020

July Rent: Freezes, Coronavirus Relief and When do Evictions Start? Here's What to Know

Cnet Dale Smith June 29, 2020 7:22 a.m. PT

Federal eviction protection ends July 25. Find out if that law applies to you and what could happen if you're still behind on your rent.

06/30/2020

Will the Coronavirus Drive Down Housing Prices? This Real Estate Broker Says no.

Vox By Isabella Simonetti Jun 29, 2020, 7:00am EDT

Virtual real estate sales and Zoom buyer consultations are now standard practice.

06/29/2020

The Stars are Aligning for a V-Shaped Rebound in US Housing — and ING Says it Could Kickstart a Swift Recovery in Other Parts of the Economy

Business Insider Carmen Reinicke Jun 27, 2020, 8:27 AM

There are early signs that a V-shaped recovery may be underway in the housing market.

06/25/2020

People Fleeing Big Cities in Favor of Suburban Homes and Space

BDX MAY 26, 2020

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has found fertile ground in dense cities and has now accelerated the move not just for millennials but all generations.

06/25/2020

Freddie Mac: Housing market still to bear the burden of coronavirus economy

MPA by Candyd Mendoza22 Jun 2020

Despite a deceleration in house price growth this year, home sales will decrease to 4.8 million homes in 2020 before increasing to 5.6 million homes in 2021.

06/24/2020

U.S. Home Sales hit Nine-and-a-Half-Year low; Price Growth Cools

Lucia Mutikani BUSINESS NEWSJUNE 22, 2020 / 10:10 AM /

The report from the National Association of Realtors on Monday also showed the smallest annual home price increase in more than eight years.

06/24/2020

How the Coronavirus Recovery Is Changing Cities

Bloomberg City Lab June 22, 2020

As cities emerge from coronavirus lockdowns, the way people use parks, stores, restaurants, transit, streets and homes is changing in ways both subtle and dramatic.

06/23/2020

Women in Colorado Springs are finding the trades a viable career path

The Gazette BILL RADFORD Jun 19, 2020 Updated Jun 19, 2020

In high school, nobody discussed the trades as a career, Persephone Parker says.

06/23/2020

Trump effort to lessen regulations is helping homebuilders: NAHB CEO

FOX Business Jun. 16, 2020 - 3:52

National Association of Home Builders CEO Jerry Howard discusses homebuilder sentiment surging as the country reopens.

06/22/2020

U.S. Housing set to Ride out the Pandemic's Economic Storm: Reuters Poll

The New York Times By Reuters June 21, 2020

According to the June 9-19 poll of over 40 housing strategists, house prices will rise 3.0% this year and next.

06/22/2020

How Gen Z and Millennials are Changing Home Building Forever

NAHB June 18, 2020

NAHB’s webinar, How Gen Z and Millennials are Changing Home Building Forever, the fifth in the Best of IBS 2020 webinar series scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2-3 p.m. ET

06/21/2020

Staying Home Inspired Your Next Remodel. What to Expect While Renovating During Coronavirus

The Wall Street Journal By Beth DeCarbo June 18, 2020 11:30 am ET

The pandemic might have changed project planning for the better, but new safety protocols could slow down construction

06/20/2020

Housing can play a role in leading an economic recovery — here's how Congress can help

The Hill BY DEAN MON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 06/18/20 05:00 PM EDT

As the housing sector enters this recession underbuilt, it is an industry with both pent-up housing demand and sensitivity to low interest rates

06/19/2020

Nothing short of miraculous: The housing market continues to hold up

By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business Updated 1:51 PM ET, Tue June 16, 2020

The National Association of Home Builders reported a surge in its builder confidence index for June on Tuesday.

06/19/2020

REAL ESTATE Homebuilder sentiment posts biggest monthly surge ever, a sign housing is rebounding from coronavirus

CNBC PUBLISHED TUE, JUN 16 202010:00 AM EDTUPDATED 3 HOURS AGO

Builder sentiment jumped a striking 21 points in June to 58, the largest monthly increase ever in the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

06/18/2020

Here’s why there aren’t enough homes to buy right now

Housing Wire June 16, 2020, 3:25 pm By Kathleen Howley Share On

Homebuilding will continue to lag household formation, NAR’s Yun says

06/18/2020

Court rejects bid for OSHA COVID-19 emergency standard

AUTHOR Jenn Goodman Construction Dive PUBLISHED June 12, 2020

A three-judge panel said in an unsigned order that OSHA has the authority to decide whether to issue new rules during the pandemic

06/17/2020

The apartment market goes on a rollercoaster ride

Housing Wire June 15, 2020, 4:28 pm By Julia Falcon Share On

There is a silver lining

06/17/2020

Ohio Urban Infill Project Improves Quality of Life in Neglected Neighborhood

NAHB June 9, 2020

Prior to construction, the south side of Columbus was one of the worst neighborhoods for economic quality of life relative to the entire city.

06/16/2020

An Urban Exodus? Not Yet, New Research Shows

City Lab MARIE PATINO 9:27 AM ET

Early data from real estate websites suggest cities haven’t lost their allure, even at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

06/16/2020

COVID-19 Forces Tough Decisions in Housing Assistance

PEW June 9, 2020 By: Teresa Wiltz

COVID-19 is forcing local governments to make tough decisions about rental assistance

06/15/2020

Homebuilding in the pandemic

Washington Post By Audrey Hoffer JUNE 11, 2020

Virtual openings, contactless buying and the need for more personal space in homes are just some of the changes propelled by the coronavirus.

06/15/2020

Members and HBAs Rally to Help First Responders, Local Communities

NAHB on June 11, 2020

The Home Builders Association of Dayton (Ohio) and the Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton sold nearly 900 tickets in a community-wide 50/50 raffle, with the proceeds raised supporting the work done to provide lodging, food, transportation and support to the families of sick and injured children.

06/14/2020

2020 National Green Building Standard Now Available

NAHB

The 2020 edition is the fourth edition of the standard, which reflects significant changes based on evolving market conditions and feedback received over the past decade from those using the standard.

06/14/2020

Turning Point for the Labor Market

The unemployment rate for construction workers is currently 15.2%.  

06/13/2020

Fannie Mae predicts the housing shortage is going to get much worse

Chron By R.A. Schuetz Published 9:45 am CDT, Monday, June 8, 2020

cities have failed to add enough housing stock for their swelling populations.

06/12/2020

NAHB Best of 55+ Housing and Multifamily Pillars Awards Now Open

The application deadline is Aug. 31.

06/12/2020

Renters say they are less likely to renew lease after pandemic

Closed fitness centers, clubhouses, pools and offices contributed

06/11/2020

NAHB COVID-19 : Free Member Resources

NAHB

These resources will be updated as more information becomes available.

06/11/2020

HUD Allocates Nearly $3 Billion In Funding To Aid Homeless Amid Coronavirus Recovery Efforts

Forbes Brenda RichardsonSenior Contributor Real Estate

The funding is in addition to $1 billion of ESG grants announced within a week of President Trump signing the CARES Act.

06/10/2020

Orange Township Zoning Overlay Progressing

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 8, 2020 at 3:35 PM Updated Jun 9, 2020 at 11:58 AM

Orange Township plan offers fast track, guidance for Route 23 growth

06/10/2020

Remote Work Could Spark Housing Boom in Suburbs, Smaller Cities

The Wall Street By Laura Forman May 30, 2020 9:00 am ET

Online real-estate platforms are reporting increased buyer demand as remote-work culture spreads, but whether they will find sellers remains an open question

06/10/2020

The construction industry’s getting back to work after shedding a million jobs

Marketplace Amy Scott Jun 2, 2020

More than 400,000 residential construction workers lost their jobs last month

06/09/2020

What's happening with home prices? The answer isn't clear

MSN Doug Whiteman

Recent reports have been mixed and largely don't reflect the impact from the coronavirus pandemic.

06/09/2020

Video tours? Suburbs vs cities? Buying, selling a home to look different after COVID-19

Charisse Jones Jessica Menton USA TODAY

Video home tours, a trend that was already increasing, may become routine.

06/08/2020

Home Prices Are Rising, Along With Post-Lockdown Demand

WSJ By Ann Carrns June 5, 2020

The situation is different from the economic downturn in 2008, when home prices fell sharply as a housing bubble popped.

06/08/2020

Housing Market Has Been Surprisingly Active During Lockdown

Bloomberg By Prashant Gopal May 29, 2020, 10:15 AM EDT Updated on May 29, 2020, 5:45 PM EDT

a surprising number of Americans are deciding the pandemic is a great time to upgrade.

06/07/2020

Home Purchasing Continues Gains

NAHB BY LITIC MURALI on JUNE 3, 2020

purchase application activity rose by 5.3%

06/07/2020

Is COVID-19 chasing renters away from the country’s most expensive markets?

RE Journals DAN RAFTER JUNE 3, 2020

Zumper says that as more companies move into work-from-home mode, many renters have decided not to pay that big-city rental price tag

06/06/2020

Unemployment rate surprises, declining to 13.3% in May

Homebuilders and remodelers added 226,000 jobs, Labor Department data shows

06/06/2020

Home prices in April saw biggest gain in 2 years, but they’re expected to drop by next year

CNBC PUBLISHED TUE, JUN 2 20209:28 AM EDT

The inventory of entry-level homes for sale fell 25% in April from a year earlier.

06/05/2020

COVID-19 crisis highlights housing inequality faced by black Americans

Brian Cheung Reporter Yahoo FinanceJune 3, 2020

Although the crisis has struck nearly every corner of the United States, black communities are not only disproportionately affected by the virus itself but affected by the economic fallout as well.

06/05/2020

COVID-19’s Affordable Housing Impact

MReport Seth Welborn

As low-price home prices rise, would-be homebuyers with low incomes have trouble finding affordable homes

06/05/2020

The Future of Multifamily Design

NAHB Now on June 3, 2020

The areas of real change will occur based on two components: health and safety protocols, and consumer demands.

06/04/2020

New Albany Approves Residential Annexation

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 2, 2020 at 7:23 PM Updated Jun 2, 2020 at 7:40 PM

New Albany City Council approves 63.5-acre annexation for housing development

06/04/2020

52% of Builders Used Incentives to Bolster Sales in May 2020

NAHB Eye on Housing BY ROSE QUINT on JUNE 1, 2020

builders who are using incentives report that paying for closing costs/fees is the most effective strategy

06/03/2020

In a Positive Sign, New Home Sales Hold Steady in April

NAHB Now May 26

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 0.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 623,000 units in April

06/03/2020

Here's why the Housing Market Will Lead the Post-COVID Economic Recovery

MPA by Ryan Smith01 Jun 2020

The housing industry has often led the way out of recessions

06/02/2020

Housing hardships reach unprecedented heights during the COVID-19 pandemic

Brookings Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Brinda Gupta, Yung Chun, Hedwig Lee, and Mathieu DespardMonday, June 1, 2020

In addition to homeowners, renters have been especially hit hard by the pandemic

06/02/2020

Most Vulnerable Housing Markets

NAHB Now June 1

The ACS study suggests that renters and young adults under the age of 34 are likely to face higher prolonged unemployment risks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic hitting the labor market.

06/01/2020

Rebuilding America: Real estate market recovery likely will take months, experts say

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted May 28, 2020 at 1:00 AM

In most corners of Ohio, the housing market entered 2020 like a sprinter out of the blocks. Sales were up, prices were up, demand was up.

05/31/2020

Rebuilding America: COVID-19 poses challenge for businesses that work inside homes

By John Futty The Columbus Dispatch Posted May 28, 2020 at 4:00 AM

BIA Members Dave Fox Design and Ohio Basement Authority discuss the steps they take when working inside customers' homes

05/30/2020

Pending Home Sales Plunge, but Housing Market Shows Sign of Recovery

WSJ By Nicole Friedman Updated May 28, 2020 6:08 pm ET

Real-estate brokers, economists and some home buyers are looking beyond the pandemic-driven slump in home sales and seizing on signs that the housing market is strengthening

05/29/2020

Housing in Brief: Bracing for a new Eviction Crisis

Next City Jared Brey MAY 29, 2020

Affordable-housing developers in New York City are worried that steep cuts to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s budget could delay or kill housing projects that have been in the works for years

05/29/2020

Summer is the new Home-Buying Season

Housing Wire May 22, 2020, 12:52 pm By Julia Falcon

These Realtors have seen demand pick up over the last few weeks

05/29/2020

Chicago to use Developers' Fees to Protect Affordable Housing During COVID-19

Next City JARED BREY MAY 26, 2020

Chicago’s Department of Housing began offering $1,000 grants to help tenants who were losing income to pay their rent

05/28/2020

Home-building industry can solve challenge of housing the vulnerable

Columbus Dispatch Op-Ed Posted at 4:15 AM

"Tackling a housing shortage is not going to be easy. It is going to take innovation on the part of builders and developers, strong focus from local governments and engagement from leaders in our community who care greatly about central Ohio," - said BIA Executive Director, Jon Melchi

05/28/2020

New Albany council mulls 63.5-acre annexation for housing development

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted May 19, 2020 at 7:12 PM Updated May 20, 2020 at 2:20 PM

A residential developer wants to build an empty-nester housing development on land at Central College Road and Jug Street

05/27/2020

Better New-Home Sales Data Points to a Housing Recovery

By Lisa Beilfuss May 26, 2020 11:16 am ET Order Reprints Print Article

The Census Bureau said Tuesday that new-home sales increased 0.6% in April from a month earlier

05/27/2020

Why one economist is not worried about April's housing market slowdown

By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First 5 hours ago

The average sales price of homes in April 2020 was up 3.4% from the same time in 2019.

05/26/2020

Bidding wars in a pandemic? Housing is heating up fast

PUBLISHED WED, MAY 20 20202:00 PM EDTUPDATED WED, MAY 20 20208:49 PM EDT

More than 41% of homes faced a bidding war in the four weeks ending May 10, according to Redfin. That’s

05/26/2020

Some major Columbus development projects on hold while others move forward

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted May 23, 2020 at 10:41 AM

A plan to build offices, residences and a parking garage on South 3rd Street across from the Statehouse has been paused because of the crisis.

05/21/2020

The Audacity of Slope: The Economy in 2020 and Beyond

Palmer-Donavin - 05.19.20 by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

BIA Member Palmer-Donavin used Dr. Elliot Eisenberg for a guest author on their website. This article is his perspective on how our industry and economy will recover after the pandemic.

05/20/2020

Coronavirus Could be New Housing Crisis for Communities of Color

Bloomberg May 20, 2020, 5:30 AM

Economic fallout hits minorities still recovering from last downturn

05/20/2020

Creating the Workforce Needed to Build Housing

Up for Growth May 15, 2020 | Mike Kingsella and Melissa Winkler

Now, as COVID-19 creates an unprecedented public and health and economic crisis, an already struggling housing ecosystem faces a new stress it is ill equipped to handle

05/19/2020

SBA and Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the CARES Act

05/19/2020

Coronavirus Dents Multifamily Development

MHN By Joe Gose

New supply expectations fall this year, but future construction impact hinges on the downturn’s severity and length.

05/18/2020

Covid-19 threatens to upend Columbus' progress on housing stability

By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First May 15, 2020, 4:16pm EDT

The pandemic has strained virtually every juncture of the social safety net across Ohio

05/16/2020

Housing Relief Skips Three Fifths of U.S. Households

MHN By Greg Isaacson

A new report by Amherst finds that nearly 39 percent of U.S. households have received government assistance with the cost of their accommodations.

05/15/2020

As Buyers Return to the Housing Market, There Aren't Enough Homes for Sale

Marketplace Amy Scott May 13, 2020

Realtor.com predicts sales will rebound through the summer, before falling again later in the year

05/14/2020

House Relief Package Would Allow Trade Associations to Access Business Loans

NAHB May 13

NAHB has been working diligently to ensure that as Congress develops the next economic relief package

05/14/2020

Mortgage applications from buyers jump 11%, signaling the spring housing market may not be a total loss

CNBC PUBLISHED WED, MAY 13 20207:00 AM EDTUPDATED 6 HOURS AGO

The gain came even though average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose from a record low 3.40% to 3.43%.

05/14/2020

Housing is Key to the Recovery

Up for Growth May 8, 2020 | Mike Kingsella and Melissa Winkler

The labor market, public health, and the overall economy have experienced unprecedented loss because of COVID-19; all three have a direct nexus with housing.

05/13/2020

Affordable Housing at fore as BREAD moves action event to Zoom

By Danae King The Columbus Dispatch Posted May 12, 2020 at 8:30 PM Updated at 6:30 AM

BREAD’s Nehemiah Action event moves to Zoom, emphasizes COVID’s impact on affordable housing

05/13/2020

Housing Affordability Down Due to Economic Losses Stemming from COVID-19 Pandemic

NAHB May 7, 2020

To account for the pandemic’s effects, the HUD estimates were reduced consistent with NAHB’s economic forecast for 2020.

05/12/2020

Your Agent Outreach Strategy Is More Important Than Ever

BDX MAY 7, 2020

Now is the time to make sure you are educating agents about new homes and arming them with the information and tools they need to sell your homes

05/12/2020

Editorial: COVID-19 pandemic worsens the housing crisis

Columbus Dispatch Posted May 10, 2020 at 4:33 AM

It’s no wonder the drum beat is growing for Congress to include housing relief in the fourth and next coronavirus stimulus package that is expected to be hammered out in coming weeks.

05/12/2020

Americans are buying homes again, mortgage data shows

HousingWire May 6, 2020, 11:28 am By Kathleen Howley Share On

Purchase applications gain 6% while mortgage refinancings drop, MBA says

05/11/2020

Home Buyers Bearish on Affordability

NAHBFiled in Affordability, Economics, Homeownership, Housing Trends on May 5, 2020

only 23% of buyers can afford half or more of the homes for sale in their markets

05/11/2020

Why Home Prices Are Rising During the Pandemic

WSJ By Nicole Friedman Updated May 5, 2020 11:41 am ET

While buyer demand has softened and sales fell 8.5% in March, the supply of homes on the market is contracting even faster

05/10/2020

Signals of a rebound in buyer and renter demand

The Washington Post By Michele Lerner May 6, 2020 at 5:30 a.m. EDT

Stay-at-home guidelines haven’t stopped people from virtually looking for a new place to live.

05/10/2020

Jobsite Safety and Recordkeeping Guidance for Coronavirus

NAHB

The plan describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the jobsite, personal protective equipment and more

05/09/2020

Homeowners think twice about selling during coronavirus pandemic

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted May 7, 2020 at 2:11 PM

Nationally, the number of new listings fell 45% from last April to this April

05/08/2020

New NAHB Video Toolbox Talk Provides Guidance on Coronavirus Safety

NAHB Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health on May 6, 2020

The video, available in English and Spanish, is intended to provide live examples of guidance NAHB has provided to members during the coronavirus crisis

05/08/2020

Economic Downturn Threatens Cities' Plans to Sell Housing Bonds

Next City JARED BREY MAY 5, 2020

The scope of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on cities’ budgets has yet to be seen, but it’s sure to be destructive.

05/07/2020

How will COVID-19 affect affordable housing?

by Kasi Johnston30 Apr 2020

New affordable housing projects may be delayed as equity investors are taking a wait-and-see approach as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds.

05/07/2020

California YIMBY to Host Webinar With Author Randy Shaw Thursday, May 7

MAY 3, California YIMBY

Randy Shaw is the Executive Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, San Francisco’s leading provider of housing for homeless single adults.

05/06/2020

Will NE Ohio Consider Government Consolidations in Response to Financial Pressures?

Cleveland.com Posted May 04, 2020

Economic woes spawned by coronavirus crisis resurrecting talk of mergers, regional cooperation

05/06/2020

COVID-19 Housing Relief And Recovery: What Should The Feds Do?

FORBES May 4, 2020,09:30am EDT Roger Valdez

A strong statement urging state and local governments to let eviction bans expire and attaching strings to subsidies and credits are the first steps

05/05/2020

The COVID-19 crisis could push home values lower

USA Today Maurie BackmanThe Motley Fool

Many homeowners may be concerned that their properties will start to drop in value as workers increasingly lose their jobs and spending declines as a whole.

05/05/2020

Where Home Prices Are Heading in the Age of Coronavirus

Money BY DANIEL BORTZ APRIL 30, 2020

Pending home sales went up 6.2% in the week ending April 19, Zillow reports

05/05/2020

Homebuilders Suddenly see Sales Jump as Renters Flee Small Urban Apartments

CNBC PUBLISHED MON, APR 27 202011:03 AM EDTUPDATED MON, APR 27 202011:45 AM EDT

In the initial four weeks of the national shutdown, sales of newly built homes began falling precipitously, down 85% from normal spring activity by the fourth week.

05/04/2020

Americans Continue to Face Housing Insecurity During Coronavirus Crisis Despite Some States Offering Protections

wbur April 30, 2020 Tonya Mosley Serena McMahon

under the CARES Act, the federal government has placed a temporary delay on federally insured single-family properties

05/04/2020

Housing Advocates Sound Alarm as May Rents Collide With Coronavirus

The Hill BY NIV ELIS - 04/29/20 06:00 AM EDT

The average monthly housing cost for an American household is nearly $1,500

05/03/2020

Homeless advocates worry coronavirus will outlast money

By Bill Bush The Columbus Dispatch Posted Apr 27, 2020 at 12:53 PM

The city of Columbus contributed to the emergency expansion by dedicating the entire $1 million that the City Council appropriated to a COVID-19 Human Services Fund on March 16

05/02/2020

Homeownership in the U.S. reached a nearly 8-year high B.C. (before coronavirus)

Housing Wire April 28, 2020, 1:23 pm By Ben Lane

The rate rose to 65.3%, a gain of 1.1% over the first quarter of 2019

05/02/2020

Mortgage Companies Get Relief

Politico By KATY O'DONNELL and VICTORIA GUIDA 04/21/2020 01:40 PM EDT

Housing regulator bows to pressure to aid struggling mortgage companies

05/01/2020

Coronavirus hasn't stopped luxury senior high-rise planned at the edge of Victorian Village

Columbus Business FirstBy Carrie Ghose – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First Apr 29, 2020, 2:01pm EDT

So far 26 buyers have paid deposits, and none has backed out.

05/01/2020

Delaware County Tax Relief includes Business

By Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch Posted Apr 27, 2020 at 1:07 PM

Coronavirus: Delaware County seeks tax relief for businesses and homeowners

04/30/2020

M/I Homes sees Covid-19 begin to eat into home sales

Columbus Business First By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First an hour ago

The company is likely not to see an immediate slowdown

04/30/2020

Delaware County Details Small Business Support Programs

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Apr 22, 2020 at 3:20 PM Updated Apr 22, 2020 at 3:25 PM

Cash earmarked for Delaware County small businesses, individuals

04/29/2020

Epcon looks past pandemic to launch new communities

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted Apr 27, 2020 at 11:09 AM

While central Ohio’s economy crawls through the coronavirus pandemic, Epcon Communities is marching forward on at least three new housing communities.

04/29/2020

Building dense cities was California’s cure for the housing crisis. Then came coronavirus

Los Angeles Times By LIAM DILLONSTAFF WRITER APRIL 26, 20206 AM UPDATED 10:25 AM

Even some ardent urbanists worry that the speed with which the virus devastated packed neighborhoods could lead to a backlash against cities.

04/28/2020

Anxious employers ready to get back to work

By Mark Williams The Columbus Dispatch Posted Apr 27, 2020 at 4:35 PM

The BIA weighed in: "People are concerned about safety when they get back to work. We’ve had a month in the construction industry to show how it’s done.”

04/28/2020

Americans Pulled Back From Home Purchases in March as Coronavirus Spread

The Wall Street Journal By Harriet Torry and Nicole Friedman Updated April 21, 2020 10:43 am ET

Sales of previously owned homes marked biggest month-over-month decline since November 2015

04/27/2020

Is it a good time to buy a house? Poll shows shift as coronavirus hurts real estate sales

Jessica Guynn USA TODAY April 25, 2020

The 50% of U.S. adults who say it is a good time to purchase a home is the lowest Gallup has measured

04/27/2020

COVID-19 Paused the Housing Market. What Happens Next?

Curbed By Jeff Andrews Apr 23, 2020, 9:52am EDT

Reports suggest home prices are unlikely to move

04/25/2020

Housing Demand may Have Started to Bounce Back From Coronavirus Impact

CNBC PUBLISHED THU, APR 23 202012:46 PM EDT UPDATED THU, APR 23 20201:18 PM EDT

While traffic to Zillow listings in some markets is still way down from a year ago, the national total jumped 13% annually for the week ending April 13.

04/25/2020

U.S. Housing Protections Limited Amid COVID-19, Scorecards Show

U.S. News By Katelyn Newman, Staff Writer April 20, 2020, at 1:14 p.m.

And while some states have issued eviction and foreclosure moratoriums during the coronavirus pandemic, most of those protections are neither widespread nor long-lasting, new scorecards show.

04/24/2020

Congress set to pass $483 billion coronavirus aid bill as Trump eyes next deal

By Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor, ASSOCIATED PRESS Posted at 5:25 AM

Most of the funding, $331 billion, would go to boost a small-business payroll loan program that ran out of money last week.

04/24/2020

Montana Launches Housing Assistance Program For Families Affected By COVID-19

Montana Public Radio By RACHEL CRAMER • APR 17, 2020

To be eligible for the state’s Emergency Housing Assistance program, applicants must have at least one child under the age of 18 and a substantial loss of income due to COVID-19.

04/23/2020

Register for this Week’s NAHB Coronavirus Response Webinars

NAHB

Keep Your Traffic Flowing: A Marketing Playbook for COVID-19 (Part 2) — April 23, 2 p.m. ET

04/23/2020

What to Know About Housing and Rent During the COVID-19 Emergency

Next City JARED BREY APRIL 21, 2020

Homeowners with federally backed loans should expect to see no foreclosure notices until at least the middle of May, under the terms of the CARES Act.

04/23/2020

These are the cities where stimulus checks will help homeowners and renters the most

MarketWatch Published: April 17, 2020 at 6:06 a.m. ET By Jacob Passy

Only 8% of homeowners in San Francisco would be able to cover their monthly mortgage payment with the amount they receive in their stimulus checks

04/22/2020

BWC Returns up to $1.6 Billion to Ohio Employers

Bureau of Workers' Comp 2020 Dividend FAQ

04/22/2020

Another U.S.-Wide Housing Slump Is Coming

By Danielle DiMartino Booth April 10, 2020, 7:00 AM EDT

The coronavirus pandemic will cause many cash-strapped Americans to sell their homes, flooding the market with excess supply.

04/22/2020

Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio Requesting Bids from Subcontractors

All bids are due no later than 2:00 PM April 24th, 2020

04/21/2020

Millennials and How They've Changed Housing

Mortgage Daily BY: JANN SWANSON April 10, 2020

The Census Bureau says the homeownership rate for those 25 to 34 years of age increased from 36.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018.

04/21/2020

Construction Industry hit Hard, Even as States Deem it an 'Essential Service'

Sarah Paynter Reporter Yahoo FinanceApril 15, 2020

Looking ahead, disruptions are likely to continue, since the pipeline of new projects likely won’t break ground during the pandemic

04/21/2020

US home construction collapsed 22.3% in March

CNBC PUBLISHED THU, APR 16 20208:35 AM EDT

U.S. home-building activity collapsed in March as the coronavirus spread, with housing starts tumbling 22.3% from a month ago.

04/20/2020

To Say No to Fossil Fuels, Environmentalists Must Say Yes to Housing

Up for Growth April 17, 2020 | Anthony Dedousis, Joanna Gubman, Phillip Kobernick, and Zack Subin

Governments must address the housing shortage and target future growth to benefit the environment and the economy.

04/20/2020

Fannie Mae: Home sales will decline by 15% in 2020 due to coronavirus, but what will happen to property prices?

Marketwatch Published: April 16, 2020 at 9:09 a.m. ET By Jacob Passy

Meanwhile, low-interest rates are expected to keep mortgage refinancing volumes high throughout the year

04/19/2020

Julián Castro: Here's how we can Prevent the Next Housing Crisis

By Julián Castro for CNN Business Perspectives Updated 10:42 AM ET, Thu April 16, 2020

04/19/2020

What is the COVID-19 Economic Downturn's Effect on Homebuilders?

Marketplace Amy Scott Apr 15, 2020

New survey data on Wednesday from the National Association of Homebuilders shows builder confidence fell the most ever in a month, to 30

04/19/2020

Rural Housing Losses Feared Despite Rescue Spending

By Ellyn Ferguson Posted April 13, 2020 at 6:00am

Initial relief means bills must be paid later

04/18/2020

Here's how Ohio's new Office of Small Business Relief hopes to live up to its name

By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First Apr 14, 2020, 10:17am EDT

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced the launch of the new Office of Small Business Relief

04/17/2020

For renters, an affordable housing crisis was already raging. Then coronavirus hit

CityMetric By Adam Sneed

Nearly 17 million Americans filed new unemployment claims in the past three weeks, and job losses hit the service and retail sectors especially hard.

04/17/2020

Almost 30% of Americans, Mostly Millennials, Will use Coronavirus Stimulus Checks for Housing Costs: Survey

By: Sarah Paynter April 14, 2020 | Yahoo Finance

Millennials were the most likely to plan to use stimulus checks to cover housing costs

04/16/2020

What Will America’s Housing Market Look Like After The Coronavirus Pandemic Ends?

FORBES Apr 12, 2020,07:30pm EDT Peter Lane Taylor

In America’s fifth-most populous city, where construction and housing have been booming after decades of stagnating development, swinging a hammer is technically, temporarily illegal.

04/15/2020

Here’s why it’s suddenly much harder to get a mortgage, or even refinance

PUBLISHED MON, APR 13 202011:42 AM EDTUPDATED MON, APR 13 20205:08 PM EDT Diana Olick

Mortgage credit availability in March fell to the lowest level in five years

04/15/2020

Economic Outlook: Layoffs Continue but Virus’ Growth Rate Slows

NAHB April 10

The latest weekly economic analysis from NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz on the COVID-19 pandemic

04/14/2020

How to Keep Buyer Traffic Flowing Despite COVID-19

NAHB April 9

NAHB will host a webinar in partnership with the online sales and marketing group Do You Convert on Thursday, April 16, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

04/14/2020

A third of U.S. renters didn't pay the rent on time this month

CBS BY KHRISTOPHER J. BROOKS APRIL 8, 2020 / 4:50 PM / MONEYWATCH

Those financial struggles come as millions of workers around the country are being laid off

04/14/2020

Construction Halts Grow, Straining Both Housing And Financing Markets

FORBES Dima Williams Contributor

Halted construction projects make up 16% of the over 29,500 loans in Built’s system.

04/13/2020

Pandemic brings uncertainty to market

Columbus Dispatch Posted Apr 12, 2020 at 6:01 AM

Many buyers and sellers are worried about making a move right now, which makes us think real estate has already come to a near-complete halt.

04/13/2020

These U.S. housing markets are most vulnerable to a coronavirus downturn

MarketWatch Published: April 12, 2020 at 5:10 p.m. ET

Having a high number of coronavirus cases doesn’t necessarily make a housing market more likely to be impacted by the disease outbreak

04/12/2020

From virtual showings to online notaries, the homebuying process is finally going digital

Curbed By Jeff Andrews Apr 6, 2020, 12:50pm EDT Share this story

Coronavirus might be forcing the long-predicted digital revolution in the real estate transaction

04/11/2020

Apartment Industry Calls on Congress to Provide More Support to Renters, Rental operators

Forbes Brenda RichardsonSenior Contributor

On Tuesday, the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) applauded quick action by Congress and the Trump administration on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

04/10/2020

NAHB: Protect Your Business

NAHB is committed to helping home building businesses impacted by the coronavirus and will continuously update this set of resources as more information becomes available.

04/10/2020

5 Indicators That Will Show When the Housing Market is Rebounding from COVID-19

Housing Wire April 7, 2020, 6:31 pm By Logan Mohtashami

Insights on where the 10-year-yield needs to be and more

04/09/2020

Coronavirus In Ohio: Homebuilding Industry Prepares For Long-Term Fallout

WOSU By ADORA NAMIGADDE

(Jon) Melchi says the current economic situation could lead more people in the future to consider homeownership.

04/08/2020

Tax-sharing deal for Evans Farm gets nod from Orange, Concord townships

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Apr 6, 2020 at 5:35 PM Updated Apr 7, 2020 at 2:03 PM

Orange Township trustees unanimously approved the creation of the tax district at its March 16 meeting.

04/08/2020

After the CARES Act, What's Next for Housing?

Up for Growth April 3, 2020 | Mike Kingsella and Melissa Winkler

The CARES Act contains several provisions that either directly or indirectly address housing

04/07/2020

Efforts to house homeless during COVID-19 may lead to long-term housing options

San Jose Spotlight by Janice Bitters APRIL 5, 2020

04/07/2020

Real Estate Market Holding Strong Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WhoTv.com by: Maria Lisignoli Posted: Apr 5, 2020 / 06:21 PM CDT / Updated: Apr 5, 2020 / 06:21 PM CDT

Despite the industry seeing an overall downtick in people selling and buying, realtors say it’s not all negative

04/07/2020

The COVID-19 Recession Might not be as bad for Housing as the Last one

Barron's Shaina Mishkin April 2, 2020 12:52 pm ET

While home prices plunged during the 2008 downturn, any price declines in today’s housing market will likely be nominal, the analysts write, thanks to a historically low inventory of homes for sale.

04/06/2020

NAHB Coronavirus Webinar Series Continues This Week

NAHB Filed in Disaster Response, Membership on April 6, 2020

04/06/2020

Shelter from the storm: Mortgage refinancing rises in coronavirus crisis

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted Apr 3, 2020 at 1:57 PM

Americans desperate for cash during the coronavirus crisis might be turning to a familiar place: their home.

04/06/2020

U.S. Mortgage Rates Fall While Housing Market Grinds to a Halt

Bloomberg By Prashant Gopal April 2, 2020, 10:00 AM EDT

The average rate for a 30-year loan was 3.33%, down from 3.5% last week, Freddie Mac said in a statement Thursday.

04/05/2020

REALTORS SERVE UP TIPS FOR VIRTUAL SHOWINGS

Learn three key tips to help your business pivot to a virtual experience, remain effective, and keep your clients well informed.

04/04/2020

Rent's due. Now What? Experts Warn a Housing Crisis Shadows the Health Crisis

NBC News March 31, 2020, 12:50 PM EDT / Updated March 31, 2020, 5:44 PM EDT By Allan Smith

The efforts to help many Americans keep their homes are temporary and don't come close to addressing the scope of the problem.

04/03/2020

NAHB Needs Your Input: Complete this Week’s Coronavirus Survey

NAHB April 3, 2020

Your feedback will help NAHB promote policies to keep the housing sector running with as little disruption as possible during this difficult time

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

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

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

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

02/21/2020

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

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.

02/13/2020

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

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.

02/08/2020

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

02/06/2020

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.

02/05/2020

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

02/04/2020

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

01/29/2020

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

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

01/16/2020

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

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.

01/06/2020

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.

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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