May 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — With signs pointing to a slow recovery for the new housing market, a bill is quickly making its way through the California Legislature that would add two years to existing tentative subdivision and parcel maps.
May 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Robert Rivinius, President and CEO of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), made the following statement on the results of the decision of California voters to reject the budget reforms and tax increases contained in Propositions 1A through 1E
Ventura County city suspends affordable housing fees for at least one year to encourage homebuilding . May 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) —The city of Thousand Oaks is the latest jurisdiction to reduce development fees in an effort to jump-start homebuilding and its local economy, which the California Building Industry Association noted is a move that is paying off for a growing number of communities around the state
May 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — California homebuilders today recognized the city of Corona as the latest jurisdiction to reduce development fees in an effort to jump-start homebuilding and its local economy
SACRAMENTO, CA - May 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Thanks in part to the California new-home tax credit that went into effect in March, the pace of home sales at California new-home communities has begun to show signs of stabilizing, California Building Industry Association reported
New Homes Help State Hold Energy Usage Flat During Past 30 Years. April 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — California homebuilders today thanked President Obama for recognizing the outstanding job California has done in reducing energy consumption – due in large part to the energy-efficiency of new homes built during the past 30 years.
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.
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
Association says recent sales spurred by homebuyer tax credits may cause January to be bottom of cycle
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
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.
Forecast Calls for Record-Low 63,400 Housing Starts; Association Urges Lawmakers to Take Quick Action on Stimulus Measures
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