Housing & Development

Housing & Development

Asia Society: Green Buildings to Green Cities

Asia Society Northern California, Bay Area Council in Conjunction with the HBANC Present: Scaling Up: from Green Buildings to Green Cities in the US and China

Brown Praises EPA’s Preliminary Determination that Greenhouse Gases Endanger Public Health or Welfare

SACRAMENTO, CA - April 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today commended the Environmental Protection Agency for taking the federal government's "first concrete step toward curbing global warming" by issuing a proposed determination that greenhouse gases endanger public health or welfare.

New-Home Sales Still Historically Slow in February, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - April 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The pace of home sales at California new-home communities continued to be historically slow during February but at least showed a modest improvement over January, the California Building Industry Association reported today. But Robert Rivinius, CBIA’s President and CEO, said he is confident March sales figures will show a significant increase due to the landmark California tax credit for new-home buyers that went into effect at the beginning of the month.

Permit Issued to Create Six-Inch Cap Over Former Landfill Property

April 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The owner of the property located at 6400 Loynes Drive has received an emergency permit issued by the California Coastal Commission (CCC), which authorizes the import of 1,000 cubic yards of dirt to cap any exposed landfill property, per orders to comply from the California Integrated Waste Management Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Housing Production Continues Decline in February, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO - March 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Housing production continued to decline in February, the California Building Industry Association announced today, but CBIA officials were optimistic as builders reported increased traffic at sales offices in recent weeks and cited the recently enacted state and federal tax credits as the primary cause

Brown and Contractors State License Board Stop Massive Statewide Home Repair Scheme

SAN DIEGO, CA - March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) have finalized an agreement that will stop a massive service and repair scheme that unfairly overcharged thousands of Californians for "shoddy and woefully inadequate" home repair work.

California Architecture Firm Named Multifamily Community of the Year by NAHB

March 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Irvington Terrace, designed by MVE & Partners, Inc., a California-based architectural firm, was named Multifamily Community of the Year today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The winning community, which also was named the winner in the Best Affordable Apartment category, was selected by the judges from the winners of all 17 builder-category awards.

Governor Schwarzenegger Launches the California Green Corps

State To Utilize Federal Economic Stimulus Funds & Public-Private Partnerships For Green Jobs Training Immediately after meeting with President Obama’s Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in Sacramento to discuss federal economic stimulus funding and job creation, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today launched the California Green Corps.

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.

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San Francisco’s Skyline: New Urban Development Projects to Bring the City...

The TransAmerica Pyramid used to be the tallest building of the Bay City, but the recently inaugurated SalesForce Tower has stolen its title, with its 61-stories and 1,070 feet. This project is only the beginning of a series of infrastructural plans set out to revamp San Francisco’s skyline in the years to come.