Housing & Development

Housing & Development

California New Home Market Continued at a Crawl in January, CBIA Announces

Association says recent sales spurred by homebuyer tax credits may cause January to be bottom of cycle

CBIA Endorses Two Voluntary Green Building Programs

SACRAMENTO, CA - March 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The California Building Industry Association announced today that it is endorsing two voluntary green building programs for its members that wish to build homes that exceed the state’s toughest-in-the-nation energy-efficiency and water conservation standards

Despite Relative Strength In Selected Markets Costs Expected to Decrease Following Extensive Period of...

New York, N.Y - March 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading general builder, today announced that the First Quarter 2009 Turner Building Cost Index, which projects domestic commercial building construction costs, has decreased 5.77% from the Fourth Quarter 2008

Capps Announces Federal Grants for Local Airports’ Expansion and Enhancement Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 04, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Lois Capps announced today that several local airports received federal grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation to assist with costs associated with the expansion and enhancements to the airports. The Oxnard, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Regional Airports all recently received grants.

Business Growth Continues in Fairfield, CA With Several Companies Choosing to Locate in the...

Fairfield, CA - March 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Fairfield, CA continues to attract companies despite the slow economy. Businesses are drawn to the San Francisco Bay Area city for its strategic location and affordable and readily available office space.

Six Home Building Leaders Named to California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, CA - February 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Six home building leaders, including two HBANC members, will be inducted this year into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame.

Homebuilders Hail Passage of Homebuyer Tax Credit

SACRAMENTO, CA - February 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — California homebuilders said the $10,000 tax credit for purchasers of new homes included in the new state budget will help jump-start the depressed industry, creating jobs and much-needed tax revenue for state and local governments.

California New-Home Market Ends 2008 with a Whimper, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - February 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The pace of home sales at California new-home communities continued to slow in December following deteriorating credit conditions in the closing months of 2008, the California Building Industry Association reported today. CBIA officials urged the Legislature to quickly enact stimulus legislation that the Association believes will help reverse the continued depression in the state’s homebuilding industry.

Turner to Manage Construction of $42 Million Expansion of Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop,...

New York, N.Y., - February 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading builder of healthcare facilities, has been given approval by Northern Inyo Hospital to proceed with the $42 million Phase Two expansion to the hospital facility. Construction for Phase Two will start in March 2009 with completion scheduled for March 2011.

California Homebuilding Depression Expected to Deepen in 2009, CBIA Announces

Forecast Calls for Record-Low 63,400 Housing Starts; Association Urges Lawmakers to Take Quick Action on Stimulus Measures

Ray Panek Installed as 2009 HBANC Chairman

February 03, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Nearly 200 HBANC members and friends were on hand this past Friday for the Association’s Annual Installation Gala, which was held this year in Oakland on the top floor of the Marriott City Center, which boasts one of the Bay Area’s most panoramic views

HBANC Professional Women in Building Council Wins Four National Awards

At the recent International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, the HBANC’s Professional Women in Building Council won four national awards –for Membership Recruitment and Retention - 1st Place; for Member Services - 1st Place; and the coveted overall win- Council of Year 2008! The awards are each for $500 and total $1,500.

2008 Housing Production in California Was the Lowest on Record, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - January 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Total housing production in California in 2008 was at the lowest level on record, the California Building Industry Association announced today, prompting CBIA officials once again to urge state and federal lawmakers to act immediately to stimulate the housing sector and the economy

Frozen Credit Markets Keep California New Home Market Cold in November, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - January 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The pace of home sales at California new-home communities remained glacially slow in November following the October credit freeze, the California Building Industry Association reported today

Governmental Entitlement Process

A required course in the Certificate Program in Light Construction and Development Management Irvine, CA - January 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The governmental entitlement process and other rules and regulations have a major impact on your development project. Master the art of working with the government by exploring

Housing Production Continues Decline in November, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - December 24, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Single-family housing production in California in November was the lowest month on record, prompting the California Building Industry Association to urgently call on state and federal lawmakers to act immediately to stimulate the housing sector and the economy. Specifically, homebuilders are proposing a tax credit for new-home buyers, which has proven in the past to be an effective means of reviving depressed housing markets and reinvigorating job-generating home construction.

October Credit Crisis Paralyzed California New-Home Market, CBIA Announces

CRAMENTO, CA - December 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The pace of home sales at California new-home communities was extraordinarily bad in October, primarily due to the global credit crisis, the California Building Industry Association reported today.


Fairfield, CA - December 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Fairfield, California’s commercial leasing tivity remains steady with the recent announcements from several businesses that they are locating in the city because of its strategic location between San Francisco and Sacramento.


Fairfield, CA - November 15, 2008 (RealEstateRama) - Fairfield, California’s downtown area is in a growth mode with the news that several restaurants are planning to open their doors for business.

Affordable Housing Opportunities on Long Beach Boulevard

Long Beach, CA - November 11, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The City of Long Beach, through its nonprofit Long Beach Housing Development Company, is moving forward with plans to acquire the final property for the development of a new affordable housing development in the 1900 block of Long Beach Boulevard. This is immediately adjacent to the newly constructed Olive Villas mixed-income community, another affordable housing development created this past year by the City.

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

House Bill Would Shift America Entirely to Clean Energy By 2050

Representatives Jared Polis (CO), Jared Huffman (CA), Raul Grijalva (AZ) and Pramila Jayapal (WA) introduced a bill to phase out fossil fuels and completely replace them with clean, renewable energy by 2050. The bill would put in place a comprehensive plan to ramp up renewable energy and energy efficiency, and the electrification of transportation and heating, while putting a halt to the development of fossil fuel infrastructure

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Says EPA Water Infrastructure Loan Could Help Millions in Orange County

Rep. Mimi Walters released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inviting the Orange County Water District (OCWD) to apply for a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan.