Housing & Development

Housing & Development

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

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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.

Boxer Calls for Major Infrastructure Investment to Create Jobs, Boost Economic Recovery

San Francisco, CA - October 30, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, held a press conference today to call for major investments in America’s infrastructure to create jobs and restore the economy. Prepared text of her remarks follows.

California Again Sees Decrease in Housing Production in August, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - September 29, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — California homebuilders continued to cut back on new-home production in August while trying to sell off existing inventory in a housing market that’s still adjusting, leading analysts to further reduce homebuilding projections, the California Building Industry Association reported today.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Continues Commitment to Expand Charter Schools in California

"Funding and having access to affordable and adequate school facilities are some of the greatest challenges facing charter schools and their operators," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "The measures I signed today will help reduce these burdens and expand opportunities for charter schools to open in California."


SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 25, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) —The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today adopted California's first Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, presenting a single roadmap to achieve maximum energy savings across all major groups and sectors in California.

California New Home Market Stays Cold in Summer Heat, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO - August 18, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The pace of sales at California new-home communities remained sluggish in June, following a resumed trend of deterioration in year-over-year sales declines that began in May, the California Building Industry Association reported today.

CBIA Thanks Governor for Quickly Signing Another Crucial Industry Recovery Bill

SACRAMENTO - August 7, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — California homebuilders today thanked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature for enacting the last piece of CBIA’s three-part homebuilding stimulus package launched in January to help provide some relief to the battered homebuilding industry.

CBIA Applauds State’s First-in-Nation Green Building Codes

SACRAMENTO - The California Building Industry Association today said the state’s adoption of new mandatory green building standards will help ensure that California remains at the cutting edge of the green building movement while keeping new homes as affordable as possible.


"Theme of the workshop is “Providing Resources, Producing Results" WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will host a workshop at the JW Marriott in San Francisco July 9–11 to help expand computer access to lower income residents living in government-insured and assisted housing developments.

CBIA Sharply Reduces 2008 Housing Forecast

SAN FRANCISCO – California homebuilders are expected to begin construction on just 72,000 homes, condominiums and apartments this year, significantly lower than earlier forecasts. If that level is correct it will be the lowest production in the Golden State since at least the early 1950s, according to the annual midyear housing forecast released today by the California Building Industry Association

New-Home Production Remains Weak in April, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO — California new-home production in April continued to lag behind last year’s production levels, increasing chances that new-home production would fall to the lowest level in recorded history, the California Building Industry Association reported today.

California New Home Market Close to the Bottom, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO – While the pace of sales at California new-home communities continued to remain slow in March, year-over-year sales declines are steadily shrinking, adding to mounting evidence that the bottom of the current housing cycle is near, the California Building Industry Association reported today.

Home Builders’ Association of Northern California Opens Urban Division

San Francisco, CA – May 1, 2008 – The Home Builders Association of Northern the Bay Area ’s largest association of home builders and a noted source of public information on home buying issues that affect the public, has opened an urban division at 660 Mission Street in San Francisco.

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