A new feature of the NAHB Housing Portal — a free, interactive, online resource filled with information about the impact of housing — helps illustrate the severity of declining affordability.
‘This Old House’ star Richard Trethewey to appear at Home & Garden Show
A modest increase in interest rates offset a slight decline in home prices to keep housing affordability essentially level in the fourth quarter of 2018 and still hovering at a 10-year low, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.
Columbus-Franklin County land trust could create true mixed-income neighborhoods by ensuring affordable housing
Most Ohio cities outpaced Columbus last year in home appreciation
Granby Place apartments on Wilson Bridge in Worthington could open by fall
City Notes: Partnerships, planning, tech will guide traffic strategy
BIA Builder Member, Bob Webb Homes, proposed a new development in Grove City.
Greg Ugalde, first vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., attended tonight's State of the Union address and issued a statement regarding President Trump's remarks.
Clean Ohio Trails grant sought for Canal Winchester’s McGill Park
Group wants to force Liberty Township trustees to secure higher insurance bonds
Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio is a Developer and General Contractor accepting bids to determine subcontractors for single-family residential projects in 2019. All bids are due no later than 2:00 PM March 1, 2019.
BIA Executive Director, Jon Melchi, talks about the issue on WOSU Radio
Matt Callahan of PulteGroup has been named the 2019 President of the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio.
NAHB: Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 657,000 units in November
Farmstead development: Grove City Council not rushing plan toward vote
Make it Right: The problem is this: there are many people out there who think if you don’t go to post-secondary school or you work with your hands, that you’re uneducated.
Dayton Daily News: In Ohio, 88 percent of construction companies are looking to hire more workers in 2019.
NAHB Eye on Housing: The Midwest and the Northeast recorded the lowest gains at 1.44% and 1.38% respectively during this time.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement regarding the agreement between President Trump and congressional leaders to reopen the federal government.
Find out why smart home technology is no longer solely piquing the interest of early adopters or tech-minded Millennials.
This meeting gives NAHB members an insider's view of our advocacy priorities.
OSHA published to the Federal Register Wednesday its maximum fines for job site violations for 2019, which go into effect for citations beginning January 24, 2019.
NAHBNOW: The closure affects several federal departments, including HUD, Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation, and Treasury.
Mixed-use building coming just south of OSU campus.
Dublin, Daimler working on retail, residential development
Columbus Business First: Affordability is slipping away, according to the latest numbers by Columbus Realtors.
WSJ: Decline of 6.4% suggests sluggishness in the housing market may persist into 2019
Columbus Dispatch: Mayors from across the country believe that high housing costs and a lack of well-paying jobs are keeping more people from climbing the social ladder in their cities.
Construction Drive: Skilled labor shortage may find hope in Generation Z, "it looks like the financially prudent, entrepreneurial and hands-on aspects of construction will appeal more to these individuals than their millennial predecessors."
The report cautions that older generations will increasingly need more accessible and supportive housing than is currently available.
NAHB: Buoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
The BIA of Central Ohio's Workforce Committee met earlier this week. These stories are important as we look for ways to engage more and more people to look at the trades as a first option.
The pledge is the largest in the company's 44-year history, and comes as Microsoft and other tech giants that have driven the region's economic boom face increasing pressure to help mitigate affordable-housing shortages.
Newswire.com: Award-winning author and strategic foresight consultant Simon J. Anderson will share his research and insights on the future of construction and residential construction products
Study Shows over 1,000 Households Priced Out of Housing Market in Columbus with Each $1,000 Price Increase
Ohio is the third most at risk state in the nation in terms of pricing out home buyers and a $1,000 increase in the cost of a newly-built home pushes 1,335 prospective buyers out of the market in Central Ohio according to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Farmstead plan heads to Grove City Council
Columbus Business First: BIA Executive Director, Jon Melchi, comments on latest NAHB Housing Study as it relates to housing affordability in the Columbus market.
SeeHerWork designs and makes work wear specifically for women, including gloves to fit smaller hands.
Columbus Dispatch: Condos planned for E. Fourth Avenue in Italian Village
Columbus Business First: Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has proposed $50 million for affordable housing as part of a $1.03 billion bond package to go before voters.
NAHB Study Shows Nearly 130,000 Households Priced Out of Housing Market with Each $1,000 Price Increase
According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a $1,000 increase in the cost of a median-priced newly-built home pushes 127,560 prospective buyers out of the market.
Columbus Monthly: The regional market continues to grow, with jobs being added and new residents coming to town.
WSJ Opinion: ‘Closed-access cities’ raise the cost of shelter and drive out the middle class.
The once-mighty Columbus Castings foundry buildings are gone, as the owner works with a developer interested in the South Side site.
Columbus Dispatch: Three major subdivisions are in various stages of development in Johnstown by BIA member, Pulte Homes.
WSJ Opinion by Virginia Foxx: Stop Calling It ‘Vocational Training’
A survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America predicts construction boom to continue but shows the worker shortage also continuing.
Jon Melchi, executive director of the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio, Op-ed piece on the housing needs and shortfalls in central Ohio.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declined to issue new flood insurance policies as a result of the partial federal government shutdown
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement after President Trump signed the First Step Act into law
New plan adds one floor and rooftop terrace to new Hilton tower
Homeport wants to build affordable housing in Franklinton.
Forget a hotel. Skip the Airbnb. Travelers coming to Columbus can now use Stay Alfred.
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has proposed more than $21 million in federal funding for projects such as the Olentangy Trail and improvements to Fishinger Road in Upper Arlington.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended the work of Deputy HUD Secretary Pam Patenaude to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for Americans after she announced she was resigning.
Rising housing affordability issues continue to hinder single-family production even as total housing starts increased in November.
Columbus 'not even coming close' to meeting housing needs, report finds, hurting our competitiveness
The Housing Need Assessment report from the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio and the BIA Foundation quantifies the significance of the shortfall by estimating the need for new residential housing based on projected job growth through 2050.
Despite an economy that has fully recovered from the worst recession since the Great Depression, many Ohio communities are lagging.
A new report from the Building Association of Central Ohio is saying Columbus needs to construct at least twice as many new residences despite the current apartment boom.
The December Newsletter includes important dates and beneficial information.
Despite apartment boom, central Ohio should build at least twice as many new residences, study released by BIA finds.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement on Mark Calabria being nominated as the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
BIA Builder member is pitching a new mixed-use development anchored by a library near Powell.
As demand for housing continues to outpace supply, particularly in the entry-level category, pressure has increased on builders to bump up the pace of construction.
100s of industry professionals including builders, remodelers, building officials, architects, interior designers and more are all invited to EXPO '19.
Reminder if you have registered: The Holiday Lunch & Toy Drive presented by SMC is this Wednesday, December 19.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers is honoring Leo Lantz, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, a remodeler from Glen Allen, Va., as the 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year.
The Crew would remain in Columbus and use Mapfre Stadium for two years before moving to a new stadium under a proposal to be announced by community leaders Thursday, part of a new ownership plan for the professional soccer franchise.
Nearly three out of four American households believe that the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and a majority of respondents reported this is a problem at their local and state level as well, according to a new nationwide survey conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Associated Builders and Contractors used Google’s Waze app as part of its get-out-the-vote efforts for last month’s midterm elections.
The battle between man and bot has a new front: your mortgage.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October after an upwardly revised September report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
BIA Members Corinthian Homes, POD Design, and American Structurepoint are all working on the project.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced the finalists for its 2019 Best of 55+ Housing Awards, the premier design and marketing competition for the 55+ housing industry.
Ohio business, education and union leaders have started a new initiative meant to resolve the challenge of address shortages of skilled tech workers.
Home sales in Central Ohio remain strong even heading into the cold months.
The trend is a sign of an economy that has sharply pushed up home prices but left paychecks growing much more slowly.
Confidence in the multifamily housing market weakened in the third quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Growing affordability concerns resulted in builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes falling eight points to 60 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
Growing company wants to expand downtown headquarters, add 52 jobs.
Comek was recognized by the President and the Association for her outstanding service and commitment to the Ohio homebuilding industry.
Student debt knocks almost $100,000 off the price of home buyers can afford, according to a new Zillow report.
Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther talked Wednesday about turning the city’s land bank into a land trust designed to preserve affordable housing in what is becoming an increasingly expensive market that’s out of reach for many people.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement after the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its annual actuarial report to Congress.
The 45-unit Out of Town complex at Town Street and Mead Alley is a looker on a block in Franklinton that has drastically changed in recent years.
Apartment developers are Slowing construction. That could mean higher rents.
D.R. Horton, Inc. has acquired Westport Homes, a top- five homebuilder by volume in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Columbus, Ohio.
Home purchases have a multiplier effect on consumer spending, since they often generate further sales of furniture, appliances, electronics, and marble or granite kitchen counters.
A modest increase in interest rates and home prices kept housing affordability at a 10-year low in the third quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.
On October 9, 2018, the Supreme Court of Ohio doubled down on a prior ruling that commercial general liability insurance policies (CGLs) do not cover defective construction.
Rising interest rates and building costs weigh on housing market, home-improvement retailers.
Average hourly earnings for construction workers were $30.21 in October, the Labor Department reported Friday. That represented a 3.9% increase in wages compared to a year ago, the strongest yearly gain since mid-2009.
The caps, which are based on the FHFA’s projections for the overall size of the 2019 multifamily originations market, will be set at $35 billion for each enterprise, the same as the year before.
The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 2018 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards judging is complete, and the panel of 12 industry experts narrowed down the entries to 74 finalists.
The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio (BIA) announced that Evans Farm, Ohio’s only community designed around the principles of new urbanism, will be the site of the 2019 BIA Parade of Homes.
The November/December issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring Evans Farm, Tremco Barrier Solutions and Distinctive Kitchen and Bath is now online. Follow the link to get detailed news on everything the BIA is working on.
Buyers turning to the Midwest and South for affordable homes, lower cost of living.
The 2019 BIA Parade of Homes will take place July 13 to July 28 and feature 14 homes.
A development expert says small cities and towns can be catalysts for lagging rural counties.
According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the U.S. homeownership rate was 64.4% in the third quarter of 2018, which is not statistically different from its last quarter reading.
Survey shows that 33 percent of buyers are first-timers, well below traditional 40 percent.
Gains fell below 6% in August as slowdown in housing market becomes more widespread.
The housing market may be slowing down, but Yale economist Robert Shiller says he isn't fearful that a big downturn is ahead.
Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller: I don't expect a sharp turn in the housing market.
Please help us with your referrals thru November 30th for NEW Primary BIA members & they will get their $60 initiation fee waived & you receive Spike points with NAHB.
Five nonprofit groups have received $120,000 in grants from the city of Columbus to restore houses while teaching construction skills to at-risk youths and former offenders.
Laurel Green, a $7.2 million development, provides apartments for people with mental health conditions.
First-time home buyers might have a couple of things to cheer about in the final three months of 2018, even as mortgage rates are expected to continue their slow rise.
City officials think Linden is ripe for growth if more people can be persuaded.
Of the roughly 850,000 single-family homes started in 2017, 58.6 percent included patios, according to NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and partially funded by HUD).
Slumping home sales and rising interest rates are brightening the outlook for apartment and home-rental stocks.
This month's newsletter includes information about unemployment insurance, workers' compensation group rating enrollment deadlines and an educational piece that explains the different responsibilities required of Managed Care Organizations (MCO) and Third party Administrators (TPA).
The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the third quarter of 2018, remaining stable from the previous quarter.
Last month, NAHBNow recounted the record share of single-family builders reporting shortages of labor and subcontractors based on a recent survey conducted by the association.
Developers say hundreds have already submitted ideas for the entertainment and sports complex that has been called Planet Oasis.
Led by a drop in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 5.3 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 68 in October on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Builder confidence levels have held in the high 60s since June.
BIA member M/I Homes plans to build 79 homes in Grandview Yard, the Columbus company’s first urban-style development in central Ohio.
It’s 9 a.m. on Richcreek Road, and two white vans have pulled up alongside a chain-link fence where a duplex is being built.
The October issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring the 2018 BIA Parade of Homes at Eversole Run in Jerome Village and the Preview Party is now online.
The 2020 BIA Parade of Homes Site Selection Committee is beginning the process of accepting Parade of Homes site proposals.
The former first lady's townhouse is going on the market for nearly $20 million.
Theres only 144 Days until IBS in January. Don't wait, sign up today and receive a free expo pass.
Opendoor offers its service of buying and selling houses exclusively online in 19 markets and plans to expand faster than originally planned.
When New Albany officials first pitched the idea of an international business park to representatives from Discover Financial Services, much was left to the imagination.
The apartment complex, developed by Schottenstein Real Estate Group, offers 252 apartments in one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts, along with two- and three-bedroom townhomes with garages. Rents range from $900 to $1,800.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.5 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 units after downwardly revised June and July reports, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Epcon Communities will move forward with plans for a primarily empty-nester development known as the Courtyards at Carr Farms.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement on the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, legislation introduced today by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
Forget cities such as Las Vegas, Seattle and San Francisco. The most popular neighborhoods for homebuyers are in the burbs, according to Realtor.com’s annual list of hottest ZIP codes in the U.S.
Home-price growth has begun to taper, as interest rates have risen and inventory in some markets has been growing.
Homebuilder constraints predicted to move home sales below 2018's level.
Central Ohio home prices continued to climb as the hot summer buying season capped off in August.
Central Ohio home sales fell again in August, providing another sign that the housing market might be tempering.
Join Home Savings Bank for their Grand Opening on October 11. RSVP no later than October 1.
New offerings include Alexa-enabled chip that manufacturers can install to control basic appliances.
Final touches are being put on an eight-building apartment complex in Franklinton, the first of what is expected to be several large new projects in the Downtown neighborhood west of the Scioto River.
The Skilled Labor Fund, through the National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), provided over $57,000 to address the shortage of skilled labor entering the residential construction market.
Skip Weiler, President of Robert Weiler Company, discusses the Hilliard-area development.
Total housing starts increased 9.2 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.
If you’re affected by a hurricane, flood or another natural disaster, what does it mean for your mortgage? Whether you’re hit by Hurricane Florence or another disaster, this is especially important for homeowners. Here are frequently asked questions and answers.
Calling all Associate members: You could win a day on the course with a prospective or current client on October 1.
Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 30 years, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as "good," "fair" or "poor."
Grandview’s developer, Nationwide Realty Investors, is seeking to extend Grandview Yard south of Goodale Boulevard on 14 acres that once held W.W. Williams.
The BIA Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council is collecting your donations for the next Builders Boneyard.
A spine of problematic railroad tracks cuts through the center of Orange Township. And growth is forcing a mix of public-private solutions to alleviate road dangers and traffic backups.
Residential construction goods input prices declined, on average, in August as large monthly increases and decreases offset each other, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
If you think a lot of apartments are being built now in central Ohio, consider this: If Amazon picks Columbus for its second headquarters, the area will need more — a lot more
Women remain underrepresented in the construction industry, although they currently make up almost half (47 percent) of the total working population.
The Buckeye Lake waterfront is starting to transform from a construction site to a 4.1-mile scenic shoreline for public use as the four-year project to build a new dam nears completion.
At 10 am today bidding for the Builder Auction Golf Outing will be live. Be sure to click the link in the article to register. You could win a day on the course with a perspective or current client.
After writing about homes and real estate for almost a decade, this is Jim Weiker's last On The House column.
Webb built his first home in 1960 — a 1,300-square-foot, two-bedroom ranch on Elmore Avenue in North Linden — that sold for $16,000.
Special Registration Discounts Offered Through September
Home-price growth slowed in June for the third straight month, welcome news for buyers.
The $75/person tickets are now available and include pre-opening entrance to the Parade, food, adult beverages, soft drinks and parking. Tickets can be purchased at BIAparade.com.
Smart Columbus is offering $175,000 to builders of apartments and condominiums in central Ohio to install electric-vehicle charging stations.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched down 1.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000 units after an upwardly revised June report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-to-date basis, sales are up 7.2 percent from this time last year.
Sales of previously owned homes in July continued their longest downward slide in five years, as rising home prices and higher mortgage rates price more potential buyers out of the market.
The elevated rental share of multifamily construction is holding typical apartment size below levels seen during the pre-recession period.
July offered a bit of good news for Central Ohioans – or wannabe Central Ohioans – looking to buy a home.
America is a land of opportunity, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the construction industry. It’s the classic American story: someone can start on the ground floor (literally) and work their way into a highly technical profession (or management, or entrepreneurship, or all the above).
The number of single-family homes built-for-rent increased over the last four quarters.
The deadline to purchase tickets in advance for the Preview Party is Wednesday, August 29. Tickets will be available the day of the event, Thursday, August 30, at the door for $85.
Confidence in the multifamily housing market edged down in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Multifamily Production Index (MPI) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Central Ohio home sales and prices climb during July after sharp drops previous two months.
International Builders' Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Extend Co-Location Agreement for Design & Construction Week
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) today announced an agreement to extend the co-location of the NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), known as Design & Construction Week® (DCW). The new six-year agreement will begin in 2020 and will run through the 2026 shows.
Affluent Americans continue to show confidence in the economy, boosting spending on homes, designer clothing and other luxury products
Tickets for this exclusive first look at this year's BIA Parade of Homes are now on sale! The event takes place Thursday, August 30 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
BIA Sales and Marketing Council is having a free networking lunch & 3 Pillar Homes Tour event. This event is open to all BIA, SMC members and their guests.
Home sales nationally and locally have slowed this summer. In central Ohio, they dropped significantly in May and June compared with the same months last year.
Total housing starts inched up 0.9 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a solid 67 reading in August on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
Borrowing has continued at a brisk pace for auto loans and mortgages, as delinquencies remain low.
Redfin stock dives after top exec says sudden downfall is expected to continue in August and September
The lonely buildings just west of the Scioto River, on the western edge of Delaware County, should be buzzing with energy.
Rising home prices and interest rates pushed housing affordability to a 10-year low in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.
The number of single-family permits issued in the first six months of 2018 was 444,600, a 6.3% increase over where the nation was at the end of June 2017, when permits totaled 418,128.
The New American Remodel 2019 will feature something truly unique for the International Builders’ Show — and especially for the desert region of Las Vegas — a lush, green, backyard orchard.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued a following statement in support of the Trump administration's announcement that clarifies over which waters states can assume Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting authority rather than the federal government.
A perfect thank-you for your clients and employees, discounted general admission tickets to the Parade of Homes are now on sale.
A perfect thank-you for your clients and employees, half-price general admission "VIP" tickets to the Parade of Homes are now on sale. BIA Members and REALTORS can purchase these VIP tickets online or at the Parade of Homes Ticket Booth during the event with proper identification.
American Electric Power Co. plans to invest more than $125 million in a new data center on Hamilton Road, a project that aligns with the city of Groveport’s recently passed gateway corridor plan.
Prior to each policy year the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) establishes your estimated premium based on the most recent payroll that was reported to BWC.
Thank you to all who have signed up to register and sponsor for this year's BIA Golf Classic. The event is now sold out!
NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing published by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that conventional loans accounted for 74.2% of new home sales in the first quarter of 2018, a 0.4-percentage-point increase over Q1 2018 and the highest share in a decade.
U.S homebuilders are heartened by the strong demand and tight supply in today’s housing market, but they still can’t meet that demand as much as they might like.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued a statement in support of the White House executive order on workforce development.
The National Association of Home Builders' national sales and marketing awards program--is open for entries.
The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the second quarter of 2018, up one point from the previous quarter.
For most people, the housing crisis of 2008 is still a recent and painful memory of precisely how damaging a housing crisis can be. When housing markets aren’t working, it makes it much harder for people to invest in their future and build a home for their families.
Over the first five months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 363,327. On a year-over-year basis, this is an 8.0% increase over the May 2017 level of 336,410.
Movin’ ain’t easy, especially for today’s young adults trying to get into a place of their own.
Decks are getting decked out. With shades that sound like summer cocktails — Havana gold or tiki torch, anyone?
Ohio Concrete is hosting a free webinar on July 24th to address exterior concrete scaling issues in Ohio.
Officials with Delaware County and Berkshire Township say they are excited by plans for a $2 billion, 350-acre entertainment-based development near the interchange of Interstate 71 and U.S. Route 36/state Route 37.
The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector was flat in May, remaining near post-Great Recession high levels.
Your ability to own a home is affected by where you live. Even people with modest incomes can afford homes in Decatur, Illinois, the metropolitan area with the nation’s most affordable houses.
Effective Aug. 1, 2018, all new residential construction must have a sub-slab depressurization system (passive) installed
Developers now have a blueprint to follow as they scout locations along the two main corridors in the city of Groveport: Hamilton and Groveport roads.
A proposed housing project that has lingered in the development stage since 2008 resurfaced during June 25′s meeting of Delaware City Council, when those working on the plan said they will ask the city to create a New Community Authority.
A major sports-and-entertainment tourist attraction is coming to Delaware County, designed to draw visitors from a multi-state region.
The BIA Parade is so important to our community that central Ohio’s top media sources love partnering with us. Thus, in addition to the BIA Parade of Homes Planbook and Event Guide, two other special advertising sections are in development, both featuring special advertising rates for BIA members, as well as editorial coverage of the Parade of Homes.
For the year to date, sales are 8.8% higher than the same period in 2017
The Dispatch Media Group is partnering with the BIA to put together two print pieces (the Event Guide and Planbook) that will be distributed to over 740,000 readers throughout our area.
The July/August issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring Weaver Custom Homes, America's Floor Source, and Big Sandy Superstore Kitchens. Inspired. is now online. Follow the link to get detailed news on everything the BIA is working on.
Dublin residents will be able to offer feedback about the final development plan for the first phase of Riverside Crossing Park during an open house scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 11 in the Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Rd.
New homes and businesses constructed in Powell will be required to mitigate a cancer-causing gas that’s prevalent in Ohio.
After seesawing at around a 50–year low in recent years, the first three months of this year offered a glimmer of hope that the U.S. homeownership rate is ready to break out.
Genoa Township is preparing for a new community designed for empty-nesters.
Residents who previously were opposed to plans for a second hotel and mixed-use project along West Lane Avenue and into the College Hill neighborhood are waiting for the results of a traffic-impact study to determine if they’ll challenge the proposal on the November ballot.
JUNE! With the year almost half over, it seems as though much has already happened to make this an exciting year of changes. Please take notice of the approaching deadlines for June and July; highlighting the 2017 True-Up process beginning July 1, and the new premium installment due dates listed on your payment schedule.
Designers often talk about the perfect “outdoor living room,” but what really separates these outdoor-entertaining spaces from just a nice patio?
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.7 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000 units after a downwardly revised April report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement on House passage of the farm bill.
BIA Member, Tracy Coe, offers insights into why these two locations are as hot as they are.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a following statement after the NAHB leadership met today with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss the growing problem of escalating lumber prices that are being exacerbated by tariffs on Canadian lumber imports into the U.S.
Total housing starts rose 5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.
International Builders’ Show Nearly One-Third of Multifamily Development Costs Stem From Regulations
Regulation imposed by all levels of government accounts for an average of more than 32% of multifamily development costs, according to new research released today by NAHB and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC).
The BIA is accepting nominations from members for the 2018 Annual Awards and Hall of Fame inductions.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom builder from LaPlace, La., today issued a statement regarding the Trump administration's finalized rule promoting association health plans.
"LIXIL America's support will further the efforts of the Skilled Labor Fund to tackle the skilled trades deficit that is stalling residential projects nationwide," said Ted Mahoney, a member of the Fund's Operating Committee and Chairman-Elect of the Endowment.
At the behest of NAHB, 171 members of Congress this week sent a joint letter to the Trump administration calling on the U.S. to resume talks with Canada to negotiate a new softwood lumber trade agreement.
Homes in vacation markets saw an exaggerated boom and bust over the past decade and have been slower to recover than homes in other markets.
BIA member, Crawford Hoying, has submitted plans for Block H, an area bound by John Shields Parkway, Dale Drive, Tuller Ridge Drive and Mooney Street.
The average home sold in May went under contract in just 34 days, according to real estate broker Redfin.
While demand for new homes continues to rise, fewer workers are entering the industry as the existing labor forces ages into retirement.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today commented on a congressional letter signed by 172 members of Congress urging the Trump administration to restart lumber trade talks with Canada.
More than 30 Percent of Multifamily Development Cost Attributable to Regulation, According to New Study
Regulation imposed by all levels of government accounts for an average of 32.1 percent of multifamily development costs, according to new research released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC). In fact, in a quarter of cases, that number can reach as high as 42.6 percent.
Homeowners who remodel in 2018 will spend an average of $7,893 on each project, according to NAHB’s recent projections of spending by ZIP code for each of over 26,000 ZIP codes across the United States.
Columbus builder Epcon Communities plans to build 81 standalone condominiums on the east side of Riverside Drive, on land now occupied by four large estates overlooking the Scioto River.
In a victory for NAHB, Interim Forest Service Chief Victoria Christiansen told Congress yesterday that the Forest Service expects its 2018 timber harvest will be the biggest in 20 years
Plans for a six-story hotel and a pair of three-story apartment buildings have made some German Village residents antsy.
NAHB has called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide a safe harbor for anxious home builders and other small businesses that pay estimated quarterly taxes but don’t yet know how recent tax reform legislation will be implemented – and thus may underpay.
The New Democrat Coalition, a group of moderate House Democrats, has released a white paper seeking to find a solution to chronic problems facing the housing industry.
The Professional Women in Building (PWB) are accepting items such as building products, appliances, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lighting, flooring as well as furnishings décor items just to name a few.
New data released shows U.S. home prices have continued their ascent, reinforcing predictions that prospective homebuyers will face an incredibly competitive market this spring and summer.
The 2018 American dream home consisted of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, hardwood floors, an open kitchen, and walk-in closets.
This shows what students have learned, and not just in masonry and carpentry. It tested communication, problem-solving skills, geometry, science with the hydration that mount rocks to the wall and more.
Home prices nationwide jumped 6.9 percent in April from a year ago, according to the latest monthly value report from CoreLogic.
Dozens of new homes and a road connection soon will become a reality off Gooding Boulevard in Orange Township.
The Dispatch recently archived all its content, starting from 1871. For anyone interested in how communities change, the archives are a treasure-trove. What they demonstrate, more than anything, is that when it comes to housing expansion, things haven’t changed much.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a nonprofit group plan to expand their affordable-housing program to the nearby Driving Park and Livingston Park neighborhoods, as well as another South Side area.
Millennials, Baby Boomers, and investors may all be going after the same affordable inventory of homes
Join Northstar Surfaces on June 14th for an Open House event and be amazed by the wonders of Mother Nature in our large variety of Granite, Marble, and Quartzite slabs.
Free event open to all BIA members, SMC members, and their guests!
Winter weather has lingered much longer than usual in much of the country, potentially impacting housing.
As the nation's home builders celebrate National Homeownership Month in June, new research shows a household's primary residence is its largest asset and continues to provide an important building block for long-term financial security.
Construction employment increased in 256 out of 358 metro areas between April 2017 and April 2018, declined in 63 and was unchanged in 39. Some areas of Ohio experienced growth while others saw a decline.
A two-year process of studying and revamping Columbus’ development incentives for a dozen key neighborhoods is nearing conclusion, with City Council expected to take up the final recommendations before their August recess.
The city of Columbus wants to extend sewer service to Plain City, which is requesting the expansion to plan for suburban growth in the metro area.
The most serious headwind facing housing markets today is the escalation of framing lumber prices — up 59% since the start of 2017.
The Ohio Municipal League has never heard of a municipality building a house; it’s an “outside-the-box” way to approach community improvement.
Columbus and the seven-county metro area are getting bigger, and signs indicate the growth will only accelerate. Columbus already has bumped out Indianapolis to become the second biggest city in the Midwest, and it now is 14th largest in the nation, the latest census estimates show.
Residential construction worker wages are growing at a 5 percent annual pace, almost double the 2.9 percent pace of wage growth for all workers.
Freddie Mac May Outlook: Homebuyers Showing Resiliency Amidst Limited Supply and Affordability Constraints
Swift home-price growth and the ongoing climb in mortgage rates this year have made buying a home more expensive, but home sales are still on track to squeak out a gain in 2018, according to Freddie Mac’s (OTCQB:FMCC) May Outlook.
Columbus had a surge of growth last year to remain the 14th- largest city in the nation, even as faster-growing Fort Worth, Texas, overtook Indianapolis at No. 15 and rode hard on the Ohio capital’s heels.
The housing supply in Northern Nevada is far below demand, which has led to a rapid rise in costs. Cities across the country are facing similar challenges, and many are looking for creative solutions to help address the issue.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement after President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) into law.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., stated the Senate confirmation of Brian Montgomery to run the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).
Rising U.S. government bond yields are rippling through the economy, affecting everything from mortgage rates to stock performance.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes edged down 1.5 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 662,000 units after a downwardly revised March report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
BIA Builder Member, Epcon Communities, is looking to build 105 houses on 35 acres in New Albany.
As homes and businesses continue their surge into southern Delaware County, plans for growth are creeping into the more northern townships.
Hefty tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports are causing lumber prices to skyrocket and making many home builders pray for a prolonged price plateau.
This class will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for a date and time.
The message is clear from the business world and schools: not everyone needs to go to college. As we've reported, this year's college graduates will make an average starting income of just over $50,000, according to consulting group Korn Ferry.
BIA has sold its Westerville office building at 495 Executive Campus Dr. in Westerville and has signed a 10-year lease at 445 Hutchinson Ave.
The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is a great opportunity for young building industry professionals to advance their careers. NAHB members 21-35 should apply.
Strong demand and a slim supply of affordable, existing homes for sale have the nation's homebuilders feeling better about their business.
The National Association of Home Builders, an American industry group, estimates the tariffs will increase the price of an average single-family home built in 2018 by $1,360.
Rates for home loans churned even higher, setting up a test of affordability for the housing market.
Central Ohio home prices remain well below the national average, but the gap is closing.
Total housing production fell 3.7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after an upwardly revised March reading of 1.34 million, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in May after a downwardly revised April reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) opened its general call for entries for the Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards competition.
Construction Careers Pathways is an initiative jointly developed by the Construction Careers Foundation, trade unions, construction companies, high schools, nonprofits, the state of Minnesota, and other strategic partners.
Strong wage growth more than offset an increase in mortgage interest rates to boost nationwide housing affordability in the first quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.
Both homeowners and homebuyers took a deep breath as rates continued to rise last week, pulling back a bit from the mortgage market.
Rates for home loans pulled back after hitting a four-and-a-half-year high, in a springtime reprieve for home buyers.
As homebuyers prepare for a competitive house shopping season, certain markets offer more favorable conditions in terms of what buyers can afford to purchase.
To afford safe, modest housing in Franklin County, a young mother earning minimum wage would need to work about 84 hours a week.
Mechanics’ Liens and the associated laws of Ohio affect the sale and financing of every aspect of Ohio construction. Mark Decker is experienced and familiar with Ohio’s statutes. Please Register by May 10.
The May/Junel issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring NJW Construction, Inc, Riceland Cabinet Corp., and Distinctive Marble & Granite is now online.
May is National Home Remodeling Month. Following the tradition established in recent years, the month’s first related post covers the most common types of remodeling projects performed by NAHB Remodelers during the previous calendar year. Results come from a special question on NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) survey for the first quarter of 2018.
New-home sales ran at a 694,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate in February, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.
More Americans became homeowners in the first three months of the year, and the number of renters decreased, pointing to a shift back to ownership in the face of stiff headwinds in the housing market.
Join us Saturday, May 5, as we work on the BIA Habitat home. You can participate individually or with a group from your office. All skill levels are welcome. Work days are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Volunteers need to be age 16 or older.
Mortgage rates shot up this week, reaching their highest point since 2013, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac.
“A man is not a whole and complete man," Walt Whitman claimed in 1856, "unless he owns a house and the ground it stands on.’’ In a little more than a century, the single-family house helped make America something new in the world: a nation of suburban homeowners.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 4.0 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000 units after an upwardly revised February report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This the second highest reading since the Great Recession.
Scarcity of inventory pushes central Ohio home sales prices up 9.5 percent in March.
In this blazing-hot housing market of severe home shortages and rapidly rising prices, many buyers around the country have found themselves left shivering in the cold.
“There is truly something for everyone,” commented BIA Executive Director Jon Melchi (on BIA CondoQuest) “Downsizing or upsizing, lease or own, the options and amenities available at these properties are countless.”
Two NAHB BuilderBooks Titles Win Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Silver Award
Finding Hidden Profits: A Guide for Custom Builders, Remodelers and Architects by Dennis A. Dixon and Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home by Marla Esser Cloos have been named Silver Winners of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards.
With many BWC discount program deadlines approaching at the end of May, this is an opportune time to define the different programs; their requirements and program compatibility. If you need any guidance, your CareWorksComp representative can review the savings and viability of these programs.
Zoning quirk can mean house isn't a home.
The National Housing Endowment (NHE), the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), announced today that MASCO's KraftMaid has donated to the group's Skilled Labor Fund. The Skilled Labor Fund is an industry-wide effort to raise funds to address the shortage of skilled labor entering the residential construction market.
Some emerging technology construction companies could incorporate on job sites include drones, artificial intelligence, augmented reality/virtual reality, smartphone apps, tablets and wearables.
Gains in multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 1.9 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.32 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.
"The simple fact is that U.S. simply does not produce what it consumes, and its economy relies on the rational importation of certain goods. In the case of home building, taxing such goods via a tariff simply drives up the cost of production," said Jack C. "John" Dawley, CEO of Northland Residential Corp.
Arizona, Utah among states that haven’t built enough housing.
Americans are beginning to feel more confident in the housing market as an increased share says now is a good time to buy a home, according to the latest Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index.
Just when you thought the housing market couldn’t get any hotter, the prospect of rising mortgage rates had buyers even more frenzied in March, according to a report out Friday.
As affordability continues to be a growing concern, more segments of the population, especially Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, are showing less interest in buying a home, according to Freddie Mac Multifamily’s Profile of Today’s Renter report.
Tariffs on Canadian lumber weighing on US home builders-National Association of Home Builders' Jerry Howard on the impact of tariffs on home builders and housing prices.
According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 33% of 25-29 year olds lived with their parents or grandparents in 2016. This is almost three times as many as in 1970.
Tight supply, higher mortgage rates make homeownership out of reach for many, pressuring lenders to ease credit standards.
Home buyers are busting budgets — and in some cases selling things they love — to snag their dream houses.
"The diversity in architectural styles, combined with the outstanding quality-of-life offerings ... will create an unmatched experience for our Parade guests," BIA Executive Director Jonathan Melchi said in a release.
Families of more modest means are leaving expensive American urban areas and being replaced by more affluent newcomers, and the income gap between those arriving and leaving hot spots is widening.
A new construction employment analysis from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows that 9.8 million people worked in construction in 2016, and more than 3.8 million of them worked in residential construction.
The city jumped seven spots to land at No. 9 in Realtor.com's hottest markets in the nation in March, the second month in a row that Central Ohio has outpaced most of the nation.
For many overscheduled families, “dining” has been reduced in recent years to grabbing a plate of food at a kitchen island or on an ottoman in front of a screen.
Lack of inventory, coupled with strong demand from buyers, is one reason why home values across the country are reaching new peaks.
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3-D printed buildings are finally happening, in concrete jail cells, foam homeless shelters and earthquake-proof bungalows
Many inventions, in hindsight, feel more like discoveries. Think of the bicycle, or the steam engine, or glass—all simple and useful enough to be widely copied once they were known. Another such invention, 3-D printing, is now scaling up.
Another sign emerged last week that the housing market might be overheating.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes remained virtually unchanged, inching down 0.6 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 618,000 units after upward revisions to the January, December and November reports, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The capital city of Ohio makes a strong argument, with a large, educated young adult population and solid numbers for start-up growth, plus a recent $277 million Smart City grant to shore up the city’s infrastructure.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued a statement on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit component of the $1.3 trillion spending bill agreed to by congressional leaders:
Homebuyers in the U.S. have plenty to grouse about these days. Prices have climbed steeply in many metro areas, mortgage rates are rising and inventory is thin. But for people looking to purchase their first home, it’s ugly out there.
Social media has become increasingly important to businesses as a marketing and sales tool, however with the plethora of social media sites now available businesses may have a hard time keeping up or even knowing where to start.
We shouldn’t expect similar numbers in finished homes this March because starts fell 7% in February.
Fewer new houses are being built in America than at almost any time before; ‘It’s a good time to be here in Grand Rapids, if you can get a house’
Home buyers across the country are scrambling for properties, and real estate professionals are begging for more houses to be built to answer the high demand.
This insatiable appetite for housing is happening even before the peak of the millennial generation reaches first-time homebuyer age MBA's Mike Fratantoni says.
The Marketing And Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards honor the top achievers in the new home industry. Sales and marketing award winners cross all BIA membership ranks and include Realtors, interior designers, architects, landscapers, suppliers, remodelers, builders and more.
John Reiner, ASLA, of Dublin, Ohio has been elected 2018 President of the State of Ohio Landscape Architects Board
He has been a licensed Landscape Architect since 1994. The board is tasked with the overseeing and licensure of all landscape architects in the state of Ohio.
See how easy it is to enter your sales or marketing entry this year!
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A decline in multifamily starts pushed overall housing production down 7.0 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.
Illustrating how the federal regulatory system has run amok and the need for Congress to pass legislation to fix a broken permitting process, a development firm today shared its three-decade nightmare with a House panel regarding its futile attempts to obtain a Clean Water Act permit.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement on Senate passage of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a level of 70 in March from a downwardly revised February reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) but remains in strong territory.
With demand for central Ohio homes at record highs, and the number of homes on the market at record lows, the stars should be perfectly aligned for central Ohio homebuilders. With quotes from: Rockford Homes, Fischer Homes, M/I Homes, and BIA Executive Director, Jon Melchi
New programs for tablets and phones are allowing plumbers, contractors and other field-service workers do their jobs more efficiently.
Here at this race, humans are holding off the future with trowel and muscle. But that may not last. Bricklayers are becoming increasingly hard to find nationwide. Despite rising wages, there’s a shortage of workers.
Besides discouraging borrowers, rising rates could make current homeowners less likely to move, creating a bottleneck throughout the system.
Home Depot follows Lowe's in a move that is both philanthropic and practical for purveyors of construction supplies. USA TODAY
In one of the hardest times to hire skilled workers in decades, Lowe's is running a pilot program offering $2,500 to its own employees if they will learn a master trade, such as electrician or plumber.
Building materials such as steel and aluminum could rise in cost as much as 25% and Canadian lumber prices are still on the rise.
Capital Lighting has launched a new Smart Solutions Division to provide a turnkey approach to smart technology. Frank Van Beusecum, an industry veteran, has been hired to lead the division.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued a following statement on the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), banking reform legislation now pending in the Senate.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued a following statement regarding President Trump's announcement to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, an announcement that sent stocks tumbling and reverberated through Ohio’s manufacturing industries.
New crop of companies is betting that robots will upend how properties are sold and rented.
The March/April issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring The Briton Group, Daso Custom Cabinetry, and Created Hardwood Ltd. is now online.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to expand its small business compliance assistance to help home builders and other small business owners to improve the safety of their operations.
Thirty-five percent of people who bought a home last year said they made an offer without first seeing the home in person, up from 33 percent in May 2017 and 19 percent in June 2016. This is based on a Redfin-commissioned survey conducted in November and December 2017, which included responses from 1,503 people who purchased a home in the previous 12 months.
The BIA has a page dedicated to all our member's job opportunities. Take a look at last week's postings.
The newly completed Michael B. Coleman Government Center includes a street-level concourse to better serve our customers. The “one-stop shop” consolidates four City departments: Building & Zoning Services, Public Service, Development and a portion of Public Utilities.
The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), posted a gain of seven points to 53 in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement regarding today's IRS announcement clarifying tax deductions taken on home equity loans or home equity lines of credit.
In a victory for NAHB Remodelers, the IRS today issued a letter clarifying changes to home equity loans and lines of credit to confirm that households may take a tax deduction when these loans are used for home improvements.
With a projected steady uptick in the population of Columbus and its suburbs, developers have taken to major building projects to satisfy the expected demand.
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20 markets where population, jobs and home prices are growing. A meteoric rise in home values is not guaranteed for every city on this list, but these are the markets where you are most likely to get a decent return on your investment without outsized risk.
Homebuilding is kicking 2018 off with a bang.
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Monica Miller of J.S. Brown & Co. has won Silver in the 2015 Professional Remodeler Design Award contest for a bath project in the Bathroom $30,000-60,000 category.
Mary Shipley Interiors has been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of the 2015 Best of Houzz - Design award.
A smashing success is the best way to describe the BIA Clay Target Shoot held on May 1. The sounds of gunshots could be heard echoing throughout the nationally acclaimed Cardinal Shooting Center.
Twenty BIA builders saw a surge in traffic when our 13th annual Home and CondoQuest took place during the weekends of April 18-19 and April 25-26.
The BIA’s marketing and sales superstars obtained recognition for their achievements at the 28th annual Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) gala, held May 8.
On March 28 the Blendon Gardens team, led by Patrick Affourtit, braved cold temperatures to take part in KickButt Columbus 2015.
Rockford Homes has promoted company veteran, Donald R. Wick, to the position of president.
Residential Designed Solutions, Inc. has been named by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) as the 2015 Regional CotY...
NJW Construction, Inc. has been selected for the 2015 Best of Lancaster Award in the Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling category.
On October 15, KP Designs & Associates LLC won Columbus CEO Magazine’s 2014 Best Interior Design Firm in Columbus award.
Donate the building materials and products that you don’t need, take a tax deduction — and help the charitable organization that will be providing volunteers for the BIA at this year’s Parade of Homes.
LEF Architects, LLC of Pickerington, Ohio, has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.
Ralph Renninger of RE/MAX Premier Choice was recently named the Number #2 Realtor in central Ohio by ThisWeek Community News readers.
Residential Designed Solutions, Inc. was recently honored with the 2013 ACE Award presented by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Central Ohio.
DuPont Building Innovations launched DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0, a building wrap that acts as a breathable air and water barrier, while providing continuous exterior insulation.
Worly Plumbing Supply Chairman and CEO Jay Worly recently announced the appointment of Jeff Worly as President and COO of Worly Plumbing Supply.
John Holt of New England Homes recently created an innovative program to help youth at the Ohio Department of Youth Services' Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility learn construction trades.
Congratulations to Ann Misiolek of Parksite, one of the BIA's most involved associate members and vice chair of the Associates Council, for recently achieving both her Certified Graduate Associate (CGA) designation and Green Professional Educational (CGP) designation.
On June 1 the new law firm, Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teeter, LLC, was created with the merger of two long-time Columbus law firms, Isaac Brant Ledman & Teeter LLP and Wiles Boyle Burkholder & Bringardner Co LPA.
The Cleary Company marked the completion of an expansive office and design center remodeling project with an open house designed to build and strengthen relationships with their clients.
Residential Designed Solutions, Inc., a design firm that specializes in custom homes and renovations, has added K. Hylas Stemen to their staff as lead designer.
George B. Cleary, owner of The Cleary Company, recently received a President's Letter of Recognition from the 130th General Assembly of Ohio that honored him and his company.
Organized Home Remodeling a licensed Design/Build remodeling company was named a 2012 Consumers Choice Award Winner in the Closet Organizers - Custom Built category.
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America's Floor Source, one of the nation's largest flooring companies, recently opened its seventh Midwest showroom in Cleveland, Ohio.